Jul
31

Hiroko Crash Japan – The Last Day, Saying Goodbye

Finally the day of my departure is here. I started writing this entry in the bullet train to Tokyo. It has been an amazingly rich and exciting eleven-day experience. I am truly glad I was able to serve at CRASH Ichinoseki. I arrived here without having any concrete idea about almost anything. I am going … Continue reading »

Jul
31

Hiroko Crash Japan – Last Monday Off

It was my last full day off at the base. Occasional thunder showers were forecast. After a slow morning, I took a late morning bus to Ichinoseki. While waiting for the bus, I met a local high school student who was also heading to Ichinoseki to hang out with her friends. Discovering where I was … Continue reading »

Jul
31

Greetings from Belize! – Monday

Monday Wow! What an amazing great first day–the 52 Belizean teachers were enthusiastic and jumped right in to the workshops and sessions. Modeling the Kagan strategies each session helped with class and team building. Several teachers arrived early and joined us in prayer and worship. After the workshops were complete the heat of the day … Continue reading »

Jul
31

Greetings from Belize! – Sunday

Sunday Hello everyone! Today was a busy day! We started off with a great worship and devotion time here at Jaguar Creek in the chapel. Most of the day was spent planning and preparing for the upcoming workshops. Since most communication was done by emails, it was so nice having time to meet and talk … Continue reading »

Jul
31

Greetings from Belize! – Saturday

Hello everyone! Marti and Adrienne are sitting here in the lodge at Jaguar Creek! The first week TTC team arrived safely and we are only missing one suitcase. God is already working to bind the team together for His glory. It was great tonight to see everyone sharing their thoughts and excitement over their workshops … Continue reading »

Jul
29

Hiroko Crash Japan – Day 9

Cloudy with some strong sun then thunder shower and the moon Content – + (warning: today’ entry will be very long) + CRASH Ichinoseki Base set aside Sundays and Mondays for days off to avoid “burn-out” of the staff and volunteers. But naturally, most of us get together anyway to go to church together Sunday … Continue reading »

Jul
28

Hiroko Crash Japan – Day 8

A week has passed since I came here to CRASH Ichinoseki Base. As a team, we had a board full of activities to cover today. My assignment started with going to the regular Gospel Hula practice at Senmaya Church with Kat and Cristina. As I was asked for the day before, my responsibility was to … Continue reading »

Jul
27

Hiroko Crash Japan – Day 7

A group of about 15 women have been practicing Gospel Hula for weeks to participate in Murone Festival this Sunday. Murone is a community next to Senmaya. Every Friday morning, these women gather from a larger community including some of the kasetsu to learn the dance at the temporary building of Senmaya Church. Kat, our … Continue reading »

Jul
27

Hiroko Crash Japan – Day 6

One thing I have been enjoying during this trip is to follow the daily reading assignment suggested by Tabletalk. Today’a Bible in a year reading included Psalm 49. Coming down to the verse 10, I immediately thought of Hiraizumi: + 10For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish … Continue reading »

Jul
26

El Salvador – Thursday 7/26

The children were all in a good mood again today and the weather has been great also. Hot but we are ok. Today the drama continued where Esther convinced the king to revoke his edict saving Mordeci. We have good video of the play! Ruth thinks this has been the best day yet. It was … Continue reading »

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