Friday, October 23, 2009

President and Sister McArthur Visit Kobe

We had a visit last week from the Japan MTC President, President and Sister McArthur. We enjoyed Brazilian BBQ at Harbor Land and had a great visit with them. They spent one night with us at the mission home and had the chance to visit with many of the Japanese missionaries that went through the JMTC while they have been serving there. President McArthur served a mission in Japan over 40 years ago (he also served as Mission President in Fukuoka a few years back) and spent a lot of time in our current Kobe Mission area. We enjoyed seeing pictures the current mission property with the original buildings. Things have certainly changed in this neighborhood. This time we were able to have James join us for dinner as well.
Earlier in the week, we had the chance to eat sushi with a couple districts during lunch break at interviews. Not bad for 100 yen a plate.
Elder Maeno celebrated a birthday last week and Sister McIntyre could not resist giving him a face cookie while he was in the office for interviews.

Everyone enjoyed the cake too!
Elder Maeno is from Amami Oshima which is small island between Okinawa and Kyushu. To my knowledge, he the first missionary to ever serve from that island.

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