Sunday, July 16, 2017

Temple, Toll Roads, Tunnels and Trees

This week the highlight was going inside the Sapporo Temple.  I have walked around it each day since coming, but on Wednesday we got to do a session along with 8 of our Sister Missionaries.  What a treat!!  Heaven on earth for sure!  How we love living in the shadow of The House of the Lord!
The chocolate factory


On Monday, Kacie and I were able to go with 6 Sisters to a chocolate factory for their Preparation Day Activity.  It was really fun.  The grounds were beautiful—kind of a Disneyland feel.  Very enjoyable.
Lots of Driving!

On Thursday we began the first round of interviews.  We drove to the southern-most point of the Island, Hakodate, interviewing 10 missionaries in 3 different cities.  We also got to see their apartments.  Two days of driving on toll roads, surrounded by lots of greenery, and MANY tunnels.  We are so impressed with our missionaries!  They are working hard and just are generally delightful!

Yes, KFC and McDonalds are big here.

The last T topic is toilets.  Japanese toilets are pretty fancy.  You walk in the room and the lid opens and the seat is warm.  There are all kinds of buttons which I haven’t tried.  They've come a long way from squattie potties, though you can still find those too. 


  1. Thank you for taking the time to share amidst your very busy schedule! Wishing you the best!

  2. I too love the temple with its beautiful rock sort of garden do you all the staircase that goes up. And yes, the toilets are actually amazing and I wish I had some of those same features in my house here in the US. The chocolate factory is amazing. Did you watch them making the candy? Rolling it out? The flowers are beautiful aren't they. I love being reminded of that beautiful country.

  3. Please tell the missionaries how lucky they are to have you as their leaders. I'm sure you can do that without it sounding prideful. We love you and wish you the very best.

  4. Hi President and Sister McClure,

    I am always amazed at how "small" the church makes the world. You have a Sister Larsen in your mission. She is a younger sister to our "niece-in-law" Mari Larsen Woodcox, who just let us know that tidbit of information. She is pictured with you in your blog post. Pretty amazing!

    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us! We will miss you, but are delighted that you will be able to have these amazing experiences.

    Take care,



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