Hello IBC family! It’s the eve of our departure, and as sad as I am at the prospect of leaving, I’m so thankful for the opportunities we had for fellowship with our Japanese brothers and sisters over the past few days. Retreat started off with a barbecue lunch: Here’s grill-master Banshou-san making some yummy yakisoba. … Continued
Month: August 2013
Hello again, church family! Today marked the last day of Hatta-Nishi’s inaugural Joyful Kids VBS. Huzzah! Each day, the kids got a Bible lesson (taught by one of the church’s school teachers), an English lesson (taught by your friendly neighborhood IBC Japan missions team), and a cool craft. Most of the kids were from the … Continued
Hello Church Family! It’s hard to believe that only two days have passed since our last update; it feels like so much has happened! Thank you for your continued prayers! When last we blogged, we were getting ready for our first Sunday service at Hatta-Nishi Christ Church. Here is the first glimpse I caught of … Continued
Hello church family, greetings from Sakai City, Japan! Thank you so much for your prayers, God has been good! We arrived safely at Kansai airport yesterday afternoon, and we just finished up our first full day in Japan. Since arriving, the Lord has blessed us with a great time spent getting to know and fellowshipping … Continued
Good pictures – some are a little frightening but you decide which. The Japanese aren't about physical affection, so Lees and the Kwans could show their moves but I am thinking of a specific one named after a bear.