Friday, October 23, 2009

Zone Leader Council and Interviews Begin! - October 2009

This week we held Zone Leader Council and planned out zone conferences for this transfer. Our focus this transfer is the Spirit. We will focus on and study how to better work through the guidance of the Spirit and recognize promptings from the Spirit. This time ZLC council lunch was Costco Pizza and Root Beer. Not very Japanese, but a lot easier for Rika. The missionaries did not mind! We started missionary interviews with the Kobe Zone. Elders Honda and Monson are new companions this transfer. They happen to share the same birthday and earlier in the year on their birthday, Sister McIntyre gave the birthday twins matching ties. Now they are companions and can where them together. Of course this had no influence on transfers and I did not even remember they shared a birthday until they showed up with matching ties at interviews.
Elder Matsuoka enjoys a few minutes in the president's chair and office as he fixes my computer. I think he looks pretty good and could play that role someday!

Tonight we had a rare chance to visit with some friends from Tokyo. Eric and Lisa Evans took us to dinner in Harbor Land. Eric is currently serving as the Stake President in the Tokyo South Stake, the same stake I served in before we were called here. It was great to see them and visit for a few hours.
Kobe Harbor and Kobe Tower can be seen in the background. We had Brazilian BBQ on the deck and it was very delicious! Good company and good view.

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