Our first year in Iwate was blessed! Here are a few of the highlights:
We invited lots of people to Leon’s birthday party in July, to create new friendships in the neighborhood. Some people we knew beforehand and happened to be walking by the house when I was decorating outside and accepted the invite. They’re still friends and their kids occasionally come to church events.
Morioka Minami Church’s first ever VBS! Three days, over fifty attenders and some exhausted summer workers (including the JEMS Director).
In the past few months I’ve started taking some in-service responsibilities, emcee, prayers, children’s message, and Sunday School teacher.