This time we enjoyed talking with family members in the morning while missionaries used our two computers and one tablet to email. This is their only day to communicate with family and friends and we are happy to help them. With so many missionaries in our area the church computer would never accommodate them in any reasonable time. Internet cafes our off limits in our mission. The afternoon was spent in preparation for and having a birthday party for one of our Japanese missionaries. It was a fun birthday party, and we trust showed our love and support for these hard working missionaries.
We are enjoying the persimmons here in Japan:
Here is the cake Luetta made for the birthday party. They only have small microwave size ovens in Japan (unless you special order them for the United States) so you can only make small cakes.