Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

 Christmas has been a fun season here in Ishinomaki! I have been able to participate in many different Christmas events with various organizations here. It has been an awesome opportunity to share about the birth of Christ. Some local people that I have developed close relationships with over the last year say its the first time they have understood the story of the birth of Christ.

December 15- The telling of the Christmas Story through the Advent candles. This was done during the time of our regular saturday event. It was a great time of fellowship and sharing!

Ladies Christmas Tea- This event was held at a cafe that was as former house that Samaritans Purse and GMT helped fix up. Homeowners came and several shared testimonies. I was able to play some christmas songs on my violin.
December 23- Christmas Service with other Christian groups. I got the opportunity to be on the Worship team and assist with other logistics. It is always a fun and challenging experience to sing in another language.
It was great to see many different people come and be apart of the service and  fellowship!

Christmas Eve caroling at temporary housing! Many of us who were in town got together and went Christmas caroling around the Ishinomaki By-Pass Temporary housing! It was great fun and the folks at the temporary housing enjoyed it too.

Thanks for praying over the past year for the work here in Northeast Japan.
Please pray with me as I continue to work on developing this coming summers schedule and the childrens music project with various organizations.

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