Friday, November 27, 2009

Transfer Week November 2009 - New Missionaries, Thanksgiving and Sister Pyper's Birthday!

We welcomed 7 new missionaries to the mission this week. Elders Price and Johnson, Sister Holmes, Elder Bunderson, Sister Ieremia and Elders Bennion and Enta. They enjoyed the morning run up to Maruyama Park. And they had fun trying out the obstacle course.

As their welcome dinner, we had our family and Kobe District Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. For some of the Japanese missionaries, this was the first time to eat turkey (and many other American holiday foods).
Rick made it home from basketball just in time to catch some turkey with all missionaries. We had both dining rooms full with about 30 people. The Kobe missionaries invited some of their investigators to join us as well.
It happened to be Sister Pyper's birthday so we had a great big cake surprise for her!
Sister McIntyre made her a cute face cookie as well.
Sisters Ise and Pyper both worked hard with Sister McIntyre to prepare such a big meal for all these servants of the Lord. And it was delicious!
On orientation day, we took the new missionaries and the office staff to a sushi lunch.
The new missionaries enjoyed it and ate a lot!
It was the first time for a few of them, but everyone found something they liked. Some were pretty brave in my opinion!
This new group is unique in some ways. All the elders come with some Japanese ancestry. Elder Enta is Japanese and from Japan. Elder Price is quarter Japanese as one of his grandmothers is Japanese. The other three elders are half Japanese all having Japanese mothers. It is a great group and we are excited to work with them.

1 comment:

julie said...

I kind of hope sushi is not my first meal when I get to Japan.
haha. It looks like you guys are having lots of fun!! miss you. See you in three weeks!