Tadaima (I am home)

Tadaima (I am home)

Monday was another early start. The time was ok, but we also had to pack our bags and put away our futons. My energy for early morning starts had just about run out, and that meant a run to the station and a dash past the members of Eifuku Minami who had also woken up...
Saigo (final) Saturday and Sunday

Saigo (final) Saturday and Sunday

As we get to the end of our time here, the blogs are being combined into one. That’s kind of how the days feel as well. One benefit of being here short term is that we will get time to reflect on what God was having us do in Japan. We started this process together by...
“Because of the Ancestors”

“Because of the Ancestors”

Thursday began in our usual way. The boys slowly woke up on their walk to Eifuku-Minami. It was to be a reasonably slow day, so not too much urgency (except from me who had to write a Bible Study in Japanese for the evening and had left it a bit late). Cans of hot...
The Ohanami Café (without hana)

The Ohanami Café (without hana)

Today (Wednesday) we started our group time with a character study on Job. After the high of looking at Jesus yesterday, Job is a far cry from that. But it was nice to be reminded of how God uses even reluctant and ungrateful people to accomplish his works (even when...
The Tokyo Relay – Passing on the Baton

The Tokyo Relay – Passing on the Baton

Monday was supposed to be a bit of down time, and after the fast paced action of the previous days it was kind of. We spent team time working through a Bible Study in the booklet we bought from OMF before we left which is designed to help gospel workers transition...
Tokyo Churches and School Kids

Tokyo Churches and School Kids

Our first Sunday in Japan started for the boys with a brisk walk in the rain from Hamadayama Church to Eifuku-Minami Church. Despite getting a little lost along the way, we enjoyed seeing suburban Tokyo life as we walked through the back streets. We made it in time...