Early this week I heard about another project to help in Sendai—tesage kaban (school bags). Monday we shopped for fabric and on Tuesday we started sewing the school bags for pre-school and elementary school children. Relief Society sisters throughout Japan have committed to make 500 bags this week. We only have 3 days to complete the project and our district is quite small. We completed over 70 bags, but that was because the wonderful Chikako from 3rd branch made 30! The flat bags are made from quilted fabric with webbing handles and an iron on name label. I was able to sew 7 and stitched around many name labels. We were able to finish all the bags in time to send them to Sendai yesterday with our public affairs missionaries who will be up there for the next 4 days. It was a great project working with wonderful women. Here are a few photos of some of them busy at work.