Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Now we're trying to remember our routine and pick up where we left off, but a lot can happen in 3 months. God stretched and challenged us while we were gone, so we return slightly changed, refreshed, and ready to see what He has for us next. Families in our congregation moved away while we were gone, so it's a slightly different church we're coming back to. But it's exciting to see how God stretched and challenged our church family while we were gone; new people have/are taking leadership positions and we're thrilled at the possibilities and opportunities God has for them while they're here. This last week we've been reminded how rusty our Japanese language skills became when we didn't use it for three months, so we're praying for motivation to make regular study a habit again. And we really want/need to get better at regular communication about what God is doing in Japan with our friends around the world. We were reminded so many times of the need to share not only the good things that happen, but our struggles in life, also; we have so many friends, supporters, and prayer partners that are a huge part of our life here, and we need to do a better job of keeping you a part!
So please pray for us as we transition back and start life again with bigger boys, more developed goals, and a constant desire to be changed and used by God as He shows our friends and neighbors in Japan how much He loves them!