Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Okayama Stake Conference - October 2010

This past month we had the chance to participate in our first Stake Conference in Okayama. Okayama Stake was formerly part of the Hiroshima Mission. It was a wonderful conference held in the small city of Niimi in a very nice rented conference facility. The stake will not fit into the stake center in Okayama for conference. Here we are with President and Sister Swasey. We had the chance to speak in all sessions and meetings and very much enjoyed meeting the members and sharing in the Spirit felt.

We met many old friends and even some of the families of some of our missionaries. Here are the brother and sisters of Elder Iwasa. His home ward is in the Okayama Stake which used to be a different mission, but is now part of the Kobe Mission.
We met Sister Yoshihara and her son. She and her husband served a mission with President McIntyre in Tokyo nearly 30 years ago. Her oldest son is currently serving a mission in Tokyo.
We loved seeing Brother and Sister Christie, who both served as missionaries here with us and have subsequently returned home and married. They will be off to BYU Hawaii the first of the year and are now living with Sister Christie's family (former Sister Notsu) in Matsue.

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