BBQ

Our church was supposed to head out of town together for fellowship since it is a National Holiday. Unfortunately not many folks could participate so we changed plans and hosted a BBQ at the Nagoya Ministry Center. The day ended … Continued

Sport’s Day

This is a picture of the Kid’s Sport’s Day at their Japanese Pre-School.  It turned out a fellow missionary’s parents were also in town helping out.  The crazy part is our parents go back many many years and worked in … Continued

Suicide Watch

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Today across the country Japanese children headed back to school to start second semester after a six week summer vacation. On September 1st, when school starts up, and for the following week there is an abrupt spike in child suicides. … Continued

Sport’s Day

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This past weekend was the Elementary School Sport’s Day. Although it was really hot we had a fun day and were grateful some of T’s old teachers came to cheer him on.

Apples!!

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Fall means apple season in Japan. Our family loves fruit but it is cost prohibitive in Japan. (An apple can easily be about $2 per apple.) A member of our church has family with an apple farm and she generously … Continued

Sweet Potatoes

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Today was a national holiday and so we went with our Pastor’s family to a neighboring church’s elder’s land. (That’s a mouth full!) He let us pick a bunch of the sweet potatoes he had grown. We are enjoying the … Continued

Sport’s Day

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This past Saturday was our kid’s Sport’s Day.  This is a really big deal in Japan where the Pre-School/Kindergarten schools all have Sport’s Days in the Fall.  The elementary schools hold their Sport’s Days in the Spring.  This year the … Continued

Cherry Blossoms

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The cherry blossoms are so beautiful and such a gift. Today we rejoice over creation and Praise God that we had the opportunity to witness such beauty.