I’m a Mormon, a Firefighter, and a Kendo Master


I started kendo when I was seven and I kept getting better until
I won awards in tournaments. Kendo strengthens
me physically, mentally, and makes me feel
like a stronger person. What motivated me to
become a fireman was reading about an
accident in the newspaper. A man was killed by a train
trying to rescue someone who fell on the railroad tracks. Christ said there is
no greater thing than giving up one’s life
to help someone else. To love someone means
to serve him or her, so when someone is in
need I want to be there to help. The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints teaches me of the importance
of serving others. When I’m called out for
a fire or rescue operation and when I return home, of course I do get that good sense
of accomplishment. Morning. As a fire marshal,
I watch over my crews. As a father, I watch over my family. My dad is a Super Hero! I have four kids now. Our house is usually this loud. We’ve known each other
since we were eight years old. She knows what I’m thinking
even without me saying it. My wife usually cooks for us,
and the kids help her out. When I have a day-off,
I help as well. Here comes the pizza! The reason why I think eating
meals together as a family is important is because the things
we talk about are things they have experienced that I don’t
know about when I am not there. Hey! I believe my family is a
source of strength for me. I am a father. I am a husband. I am a fireman. I do kendo. I believe that I can rescue people. My name is Michio Hosaka, and I’m a Mormon.

13 Replies to “I’m a Mormon, a Firefighter, and a Kendo Master

  1. Awesome! And those kids are adorable. (I wish I spoke Japanese though so I could understand what they're saying.)

  2. me too lol 🙂 Those kids are really cute. They must have fun as a family 🙂 I also wanted to eat that food MMMmmmmm…it looked very good. 🙂

  3. I am Benjamin Heward. I am a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am so thankful for the peace, love, and joy that has been brought into my life through the restoration of the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ on this earth. Please see for yourself. Contact Missionaries of the Church and allow them to teach you about the amazing differences you can have in your life, by learning about, and living according to the teachings of Jesus Christ more fully in your life.

  4. Had to turn on closed caption. Kendo looks fun. Love these videos from different countries and how they live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  5. I have so much respect to this man, two things he is a fire fighter and he cooks the family dinner!!!

  6. I have been an atheist for some time, but have grown agnostic over time, and after some time I became compelled by the Book of Mormon and the values and principles installed in the Mormon church. The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints just may be my place.

  7. Can't understand Japanese but I am sure the happiness shown in their face is because of the gospel in their lives.

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