Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The past couple of days

We've been extra busy during the past few days, dinners out with Japanese contacts, 5 minute English, prayer walking, and distribution. Needless to say we've been very busy and haven't had much of a chance to keep the blog updated. So this is a catch-up post for the past few days. We've been working hard at our stops along the Chuo Line (Mitaka, Musashi-Sakai, and Higashi-Koganei). The second picture you see is of me doing distribution on one of the days, it can be very tiring some days and the rewards are probably never going to be seen by us. However, it is nice to be able to distribute the Gospel message in places that may have never seen it before. The first picture is of the Olympic stadiums from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, it was pretty cool to walk by and see. The last picture is of us on the train, we spend tons of time on the trains everyday commuting back and forth from our ministry sights. They are super efficient here and one of the neat things is they are generally always very packed yet you could hear someone whisper on the other side of the car. Everyone is always very quiet on them, usually nothing more than a quiet whisper is heard.
We appreciate all your prayers for us while we have been here, we have seen God work in many different areas of our lives here. Today is also Chris and Erin's last day with us, they will be leaving Japan and heading back to America in the morning. It's been great having them here and they've been a real blessing to us and the team during this trip. It will be sad to see them go, however they're heading back to the land of abundant cheese and couches (inside joke)!

1 comment:

  1. I am sure you will feel the loss of Erin and Chris. It is neat to see God working in your lives. We must remember, God's Word will not return void. You are doing a great work for Him and He will accomplish what He set out to accomplish. How great it is that He choose to use you. :)

    I have to tell you...tonight is the first night I forgot to pray for you at bedtime. When I said "amen" Chloe opened her eyes and looked at me. " forgot to the pray for the two people and the other person and the other one." I knew who she meant because we pray for you all every single night. I thought you might like to know that even a four year old is daily lifting you up before the Lord.