After spending an hour or so with the monkeys, we made our way to the Stake Center in Shimogamo. We changed and prepared for the fireside. There were over 60 people there including many leaders. We talked about remembering who you are and setting worthy goals in life.
Sunday, we traveled to the Kakogawa Ward and Sister McIntyre spoke in sacrament meeting. After church we had a fireside to which basically the whole ward attended. I spoke about member missionary work and the Bishop talked about their ward mission plan. The boys stayed home and attended the Kansai Branch next to the mission home.
We heard Erika will be returning to Japan on the 29th (the next transfer) to report to her mission in Sapporo. She is staying in the MTC half the normal time since she already speaks Japanese (6 weeks instead of 12).
We are gradually seeing some results of our efforts and little miracles as the missionaries apply the things we teach and follow the Preach My Gospel principles and guidelines. We are grateful for the tender mercies of the Lord. We see and feel them often.