As my presidency comes to an end, I would like to express my gratitude to the entire Sangha for your support, patience, and guidance.  Together, we were able to return from the pandemic and start to regain a sense of normalcy.  We were able to enjoy the return of our major activities such as Obon, Sangha Day Picnic, Keiro Kai and Mochitsuki.  We recently celebrated our Temple Board Bonenkai, which was a real treat. 

As we continue into the new year, I know that the Temple will be in great hands with Jean Shimoguchi as President.  Please give Jean the same support you have shown me during my term as President. 

I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation and gratitude to Rev. Mukojima for all of his spiritual guidance these past two years; our Minister’s Assistants, John Arima and Devon Matsumoto, for their hard work in bringing services online to our homes; and Doug Sawamura for his support and guidance. Lastly, I want to thank the Temple Cabinet and Board for their hard work this year and each and every year.

I wish all of you a Happy New Year!  Please continue to stay safe and healthy!

With Gratitude.

In Gassho,

Bob Matsumoto

2021 – 2022 MVBT President