Time with Grandparents

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In July we were blessed with a visit from Cathalain’s parents for two weeks. This enabled Cathalain and I to take a mini three day vacation to Lake Biwa, the largest lake in Japan. We had a great time relaxing, … Continued

Costco and Friends

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Today I was able to go with two language school friends and venture to the new Costco in Kyoto. For us Costco is a 2.5 hour+ drive with very expensive tolls, around $100 round trip. (My friends and I also … Continued

Another Quarter Complete

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This week we finished our 4th quarter in language school!! At the end of every quarter the class goes out to eat together. This time our classes went to Okinomiyaki. There really is no food in America to compare it … Continued

Driver’s Licenses

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On the mission field it is important to celebrate the smallest of victories. Sometimes these victories can be practical daily living matters like ordering at the drive thru for the first time. In our case this month we both passed … Continued

The Michaels

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We were really blessed by a trip from Michael this past week.  Michael and Michael, they share a first name, were roommates in Chiba as MTW interns.  Michael S. married a Japanese gal and the family tries to visit Japan … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! We have many things to praise and thank the Lord for as we reflect upon this last year. We are especially thankful this year for the many family and friends who partner with … Continued

It’s はなび Time!

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Every summer towns all over Japan celebrate with spectacular fireworks displays. Our town is especially know for their 2 hour fireworks show. Over 500,000 people were estimated to attend this year. (Our town has a population of around 400,000.) We … Continued

A View into Language School

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Monday thru Friday our family heads off to language school. The school we attend is quite rigorous and excellent. We are grateful for the challenge and feel like we are learning more and more Japanese every day. We celebrate the … Continued