This year some of the ladies from our previous church came to our house for a Traditional Christmas meal. It was good practice for next week’s event! I also had the ladies play “Dirty Santa.” It was interesting since the Japanese are so polite, but once one person stole a gift they really got into it. One lady stole her daughter’s gifts TWICE! It was fun.
After the meal I shared a little on Christ’s name Emmanuel. We then sang songs and had a little sharing time. It was such a rich time. I am so grateful. These women were the first Japanese Christians I came to know and I am so blessed by their relationship.