Apr 21, 2016
Itâs been a while since we have updated this blog with some photosâ¦ This is going to be longer than usual, but here are some photos from the last several months!
This was our Christmas picture. Merry Christmas! (Belatedâ¦)
We had an opportunity to be back in the U.S. for the month of December, updating our church, spending time with family and friends. All the cousins were together for the first time in a while. Our kids loved their time with them!
We have some American fast food restaurants that we donât have in Japan and we missâ¦ Chipotle(!), Chick-fil-A, Potbellyâsâ¦ Boys enjoying Potbelly sandwiches.
After a long flight back and pushing all our bags through customs, we arrived home safely. It felt great to be âhomeâ again.
Annual gathering of JEMA (Japan Evangelical Missionary Association). Grateful for these men & women working tirelessly to preach Christ all over Japan.
Weekly âKids Gamesâ. Great way to connect with families in our community and bless the children by playing sports/games with them.
âEnglish Timeâ for moms and kids. Emma teaches moms & their little ones English every other week on Wednesday morning. God continues to bless this gathering by adding new people from our community! Please pray for deepening relationships with these ladies.
This is for fun. One morning I arrived at our worship service venue and noticed our welcome sign standing next to a schoolgirl with a machine gun! The downside of meeting right next to a movie theaterâ¦
By Godâs grace, Grace Harbor Church celebrated its first anniversary since starting our weekly worship service. Easter/Anniversary party after the service.
Egg drop game. Oh the joy of seeing the kids faces when the egg splattered on the tableâ¦
Easter Egg Hunt. Kaiya is happy!
J is into skateboarding these days. Trying to go down a half-pipe. Please pray for no broken bones, please!
Missional community practitioners gathering. We started getting together with other Christian workers around Tokyo who are seeking to foster a Christian community that is actively engaging in the mission to make disciples.
I canât believe itâs already been two yearsâ¦ Tamia graduated from her 2-year kindergarten.
â¦and Peter started his this year!
Getting ready for a new year of school. Japanese schools start their new year in April. Itâs a busy season for moms who have to buy all these things and write the kids names on everything!
A visiting short-term team from CA putting on the Kids English event during the schoolsâ spring break. They were fabulous!
Last but not least. We will celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary this Saturday (though I will be in Singapore attending the City to City intensive training for church planting â Please pray for Godâs protection and grace over all of us, but especially for Emma, who will have our four kids and all of their school homework to look after while Iâm gone!). Grateful beyond words for all that she is and does.