Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Updates From January 2010

Here are some great baptism pictures from several areas. I believe these are all some of our January baptisms. A New Year has begun and the work is moving forward! Umeda Shimai was baptized in the Kobe Ward by Elders Ito, Hobson and Burton. Her Husband is a member and had not been to church for several years and recently returned to activity. They are a wonderful couple!
Fisk Shimai, who is Japanese American and recently married to Brother Fisk, was baptized in the Kakogawa Ward, Kobe Stake by Elders Kodama and Murphy.
Kyogaku Shimai who is originally from China, but has lived in Japan for many years was baptized in the Ako Branch, Kobe Stake by Elders Stennett and Nishio.
Young Brother Kawamoto in the Hirakata Ward, Osaka Stake was baptized by Elders Monson and Capener.
This last week in the Sakai Ward, Osaka Sakai Stake, Ikeda Shimai was baptized. She was taught by Elders Budge and Kanno and Elder Capener before transfers. Her husband and daughter attended the baptism as well.
Earlier in January Fujioka Kyodai was baptized by Elders Budge and Capener in the Sakai Ward as well.
Little Nagatani kun was baptized in Higashi Osaka Ward, Osaka Stake by Elders Reading and Ishihara. These young children being taught and baptized are usually children of part member families and/or reactivated families the missionaries have been working with. The mission teaches and baptizes the children if they are 9 or older.
President Hinckley taught that there are many a family that has been baptized or reactivated through the work of primary children! We have been seeing that here in the mission. What a blessing it is.

1 comment:

Toshi said...

It seems that Kobe stake had a great start of year of 2010, again:) I am glad that Elder Murphy and Stennett, who have been in Akashi Zone since I was serving as a Zone Leader, are working hard and doing wonderful job as missionaries, as well as thier companions and other missionaries;)