Kurashiki 's been great, last week! I've had tons of fun! Here's why:
First! We had seminary with some members! We went so that one of the members wouldn't be alone. I learned something very important about the power of prayer, too. Through prayer, we can connect with God. We can gain strength for our trials, guidance for our everyday life and we can witness His love for us. This may not be new to you, but just in case you need some extra power: PRAY. Exhausted? Pray! Japanese is hard? Pray! No one listens? PRAY! You can do this! As long as you trust the Lord and believe that He will give you the strength you need to go on!
We also had a ward BBQ!! It involved meat, yakisoba, marshmallows and watermelon smashing! It was AWESOME!! (And also tasty, mmmmm)
We did some service for a member of ours! He had tons of wood to be lugged around! Hooray for lugging heavy chunks of wood in the searing heat, being roasted by the hot, humid air! I was boiled! But it was satisfying. Feels good to do good!
AND! We went to the Matsuyama Odori Festival! WE WORE YUKATA'S! WE DANCED SOME AWESOME FUNKY OLD CEREMONIAL DANCE! It was an amazing experience! I'm so lucky to be in such an awesome country with such an amazing culture!
(Plus! They filmed us because we we're gaijin, to hear our opinions about the festival. Just a short clip, though, haha!)
I have to go now! Hope you've all had a great week!
See you next time!
Japan Kobe Mission
4-6-28 Shinohara Honmachi
Nada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken
(Voor het geval dat jullie mijn mail niet hebben.
Rijstvelden, Ward bbq (met een watermeloen pinata), en de Matsuyama Odori Festival!
(Starring: Carlile chourou! Ik heb teveel foto's van hem. Moet meer foto's van mezelf nemen!)