Sunday, March 28, 2010


Today we went to Church. It was great to see Japanese brothers and sisters in Christ. What a blessing it is to see their perseverance and love in the face of the cultural difficulties. There was one older man there that had been a member since the Church started some 40 years ago. Let's just say there weren't many of his generation in Church but the Church is on their 3rd generation now and lots of kids are there with their parents.

One girl we met today was an early childhood friend of Eiko's who had been a member of this Church all her life. They were quite surprised to see each other. In fact, Eiko's mom new quite a few people there. Her mom was really surprised at how friendly everyone was and how she could even talk with a Dr. and University Professor on an equal basis. I guess Japan still has a bit of a cast society feel to it at times. For sure, I was really blessed that her mom wanted to go with us :-) and doubly blessed that she enjoyed herself. The free lunch after the service wasn't a bad touch either. Eiko's mom even talked about her experience with the rest of the family over dinner tonight.

After Church Eiko, her dad, and I went to another traditional village to do some shopping, visit an art museum, and take some more great pics. I look forward to getting them posted.

Well, it's 11:30 pm again and I'm cooking breakfast for everyone again tomorrow. My pancakes have been a big hit. :-)



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