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Robertson Jidai RM E-mail Newsletter - http://japan.kobe.mission.net
Dear Beloved Missionaries,
Elder Adair (and others) called and wrote to let us know that on Monday
evening, November 4th, Matsushita Dendobucho passed away. What a great loss
to all of us in mortality and a wonderful addition to the missionary forces on
the other side. Gene Kitamura, of the Asia North Area Office, helped us send
appropriate condolences to Matsushita Shimai and family. He was kind enough
to then send us some notes re: the funeral services that were held on
Wednesday, the 6th.
We knew that those of you who knew and loved the Matsushitas would be
interested to hear that his service was held in the Kichijoji Chapel (right
next to the Tokyo South Mission Home). About 650 people attended the
funeral. President Kikuchi of the Area Presidency presided. The four
Matsushita daughters sang a medley of hymns that were Pres. Matsushita's
favorites. Matsushita Shimai gave a very powerful talk about their marriage.
November 2nd was their 42nd anniversary and all the family got together and
went to church on the 3rd. Matsushita Dendobucho bore his testimony that
day. Then the family got together again on the 4th and had a great time,
children and grandchildren. After they left, when he was preparing for bed,
he felt uncomfortable and lost consciousness. He was taken to the hospital by
ambulance and passed away about 10 p.m..
Brother Kitamura commented that the way he passed away left him with the
impression that he'd done what we wanted to do with his family and then was
able to go. It happened suddenly. President Robertson and I (Sister R)
decided that there must have been a need for him on the Big transfer board.
He was a wonderful servant of the Lord and we hope you'll all take time to
think about his great characteristics and ways to incorporate some of those
qualities in your lives too. We are doing that as well.
We love you all. Hope you are all doing well. Don't forget your prayer
and scripture study! Love, Sis (& Pres/Bishop) R.
Robertson Jidai RM E-mail Newsletter
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