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Month July 2014

July Photo Update

Summer is here (it’s very hot and humid…90F+!), and we’ve had a number of events in the last month or so. Here are some pictures from the recent events. Enjoy!



Redeemer City to City held a church planting intensive in Tokyo for future church planters. It was so encouraging to see many gospel workers from different countries in Asia gather in Tokyo, and Seima got to share the vision of Grace Harbor Church with them. I was able to attend a couple of sessions as an observer and was grateful for the opportunity to meet these brothers and sisters who will go into the Lord’s harvest fields in different countries.



Grace Harbor Art & Music Party at a local restaurant, Cafe Haus. About a hundred kids & adults attended this event. Kids’ origami creation!



“Frozen” (Disney movie that every kid in Japan seems to know) Concert that attracted many families in the area. Our friend Roger Lowther helped people connect the themes from movie to the message of Jesus.



English Play Day put on by a short-term mission team from CA. Attended by local parents and kids, learning some dance moves!



My girls wore 浴衣 (“yukata”) for their school festival.


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7/21 was “Sea Day” in Japan, so we went to the nearby “beach”.  Ah, we miss the OBX!!! But we had a good time, though, especially this little guy.


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And finally, we want to congratulate this young man for finishing his first semester of Japanese public school! He did not miss a single day of school, and despite the many challenges he’s faced, God is helping him to be resilient and is doing an amazing job adapting to his new environment.

Why Japan?

Here’s a video that I came across recently that seeks to answer the question, “Why does Japan need missionaries?” I say AMEN! to the comment starting around 3:30. God can make it happen!