Japan Short Term Mission 2016 Update 5

(Ray Kwan Writing) VBS Day 4 & Last few days Greetings from Japan! The 2016 IBC short-term missions trip came to a close today after about 11 days of non-stop service, fellowship, and fun. I have the privilege of recapping the last few days for you. Friday (8/5) was the fourth and final day of … Continued

Japan Short Term Mission 2016 Update 4

(Janete Chun writing) Konbanwa from Osaka! It’s Thursday night here and we’ve just returned from a night of fellowship with the Kwans after another full day of activities. We can’t believe tomorrow is the last day of VBS and that our stay here is coming to a close! It’s been a great time so far … Continued

Japan Short Term Mission 2016 Update 3

(Gabe Oh writing) We have a great team this year. Everyone is putting others ahead of themselves and it’s really encouraging to see. It makes a huge difference when you know you can depend on your teammates without any hesitation. The Ohs are truly blessed to be on the same side as Connie, Janete, and … Continued

Japan Short Term Mission 2016 Update 2

(Sharlene Liu writing) It was a full day for the Japan team as we kicked off Day 1 of the Joyful Kids program. The team introduced this year’s theme song, “The Christian ABCs”. Through this song, the children heard basic truths about Jesus’ death, resurrection and intercessory role on our behalf.    Today’s Bible lesson … Continued

Japan Short Term Mission 2016 Update 1

(Connie Chae writing)   We’re here! Actually, we’ve been here for four days now and it has been great spending time with the members of Hatta Nishi Christ Church. We arrived at Kansai Airport around 11am after having a four hour layover in Tokyo. We were all tired but excited to finally get to Osaka. We … Continued

VBS Days 4-5

VBS is officially over!  But hopefully what the kids experienced and learned this week will resonate with them.   The songs are all still stuck in my head.  It’s been a crazy last few days, but here’s some pictures from our last two days. Thursday, there was a gospel presentation on the theme of “God gives … Continued

VBS Day 3

What a crazy third day!  Built around the theme of “God gives us Direction,” some of the highlights was an epic Pokemon skit and music by the youth group (which the kids were so excited about), an awesome crafts and teaching time, and the usual fun and crazy games led by Rob.  More pictures below!  … Continued

VBS Day Two!

I think both the staff and students were a bit shocked when we realized we’re already almost halfway done with our VBS week- it’s been a whirlwind of fun and excitement and learning.  Today’s theme was “God gives us Courage” with some creative skits (featuring Evil Darth Jack), crafts with green goo, and an awesome … Continued

VBS Day One – Cave Quest has Begun!

 There was a ton of excitement and buzz this week leading up to our VBS program this year- a ton of prep and incredible contributions from so many staff and our youth group to get ready for this year.  This year’s theme is Cave Quest, with Day One’s theme “God gives us Hope.”  The kids … Continued

VBS 2016 Begins! Cave Quest

VBS 2016 begins with our Cave Quest theme. Enjoy a pic of the main stage below. Great creativity. Kids will have a blast and learn that the light of life is found in Jesus.