Monday, December 1, 2008

Last Week of November 2008 Summary - Zone Conferences, Toyooka Branch Conference, Thanksgiving

Everytime I go to Toyooka, these big carp just jump out of the river and scare me!Below- Sisters Wade, Ise and Painter at our Thanksgiving gathering at the mission home. They made the meal. We are all grateful, it was delicious!Thanksgiving Week was Zone Conference Week for the Kobe Mission. We held two combined Zone Conferences this week, one in Mikunigoaka and the other in Ibaraki. For both of the conferences, Sister McIntyre cooked turkeys and Sister Painter made some turkey a la king gravy with the meat. We had pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and of course rice. Feeding over 100 missionaries with our limited resources was not easy, but they all had plenty to eat and it tasted like an American Thanksgiving! Our conferences focused on Preach My Gospel chapters 10 and 11. Teaching skills and helping people make and keep commitments.
On Saturday evening Sister McIntyre and I travelled to Kawachinagano in the Sakai Stake to conduct a Fireside workshop on the importance of families.

Then early Sunday morning we were off to Toyooka for branch conference. See the detailed entry and pictures below. After returning from Toyooka on Sunday night we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner as a family and the missionaries in the Kobe district. The missionaries invited some of the their investigators, including a whole family of four, over our home for the dinner and we had a chance to fellowship and teach them. As always, a busy but wonderful week in the Japan Kobe Mission. Yes, the church is true and alive and well here.

Our meal Sunday night at the mission home after Branch Conference in Toyooka.

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