It has been a long tim since i last posted anything. Sorry about that. Most of the people who were tracking this are probably off doing better things now! ha ha. But with some coaxing from someone back home (you know who you are) and also some recent events, I have felt led to add another post.
Anson and I have decided to go ahead and start reviewing the basic practices and beliefs of Christianity with our house church. Yesterday was a good a start. We had ten people!!! Of course not all of them were Japanese though. We had our neighbor, Fine, the pro rugby player from downstairs, and then two American friends of Anson's who are now living in Korea, and then our church member, Miku, brought two other Japanese Christian ladies. One of those ladies just happens to be a mutual friend of ours and I was glad to get to see her again after such a long time. Then one of our regular members, Takao, was there as well as our friend Hiro.
It was a nice little crowd and was perfect because we shared communion together and all remembered Christ's love for us.
We read Scripture about the Lord's Supper from 1 Corinthians and then shared with each other some praises and prayer requests. IT was an awesome Sunday morning.
I am looking forward to next Sunday and seeing what God will be leading our church to learning.
Anson also always helps provide some great music. God has really blessed him with this talent and it has helped the rest of us church members get to hear something besides our own voices during musical worship.
Pray for continued growth of our church! God can do great things with it before we leaving, and then even after no more missionaries are here! I pray for the day when there don't need to be foreign missionaries in Japan because so many Japanese are taking over the job!