Completely unexpectedly at the end of December we were donated a large granite statue of Jizo, Kshtigarbha, the Bodhisattva of Optimism and Courage, who has been the special protector of our temple from the very beginning. Mr John Chen of Los Angeles made the donation to promote world peace. (More statues have been given to other temples). Now we are waiting for our stone mason to pour a footing before we can have an installation ceremony. It will require a crane to put him in place, and we will let people know when all this is going to happen, hopefully before too long.