August 2017 Prayer Letter

August 31, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

We hope this letter finds you well. The summer has flown by here. We spent the end of July in the mountains of Nagano at TEAM Japan’s Annual Conference. Then, at the beginning of August, Chad and the office team moved back into their newly renovated building. This has consumed a lot of Chad’s time these past months with planning, ordering, and installing new equipment for the office and TEAM Center (our guesthouse and meeting facility) in order for all of that to be completed before our upcoming six month home assignment (furlough) from the fall.

Noriko has been busy with the kids’ homework over the summer break. (Yes, Japanese children have lots of homework to do during summer break!). She has also been continuing with her ministry at the church as well as preparing to hand over her church ministry roles to other church members during her absence. We have also taken our annual trip to Noriko’s mother’s and enjoyed a nice visit with her and Noriko’s brother for a couple of days.

With so much going on this summer, we really have not had the chance to start thinking about scheduling meetings for our home assignment in September. We fly out on September 19th and will be living in Illinois near Chad’s brother’s home. Although our distance and children’s schooling may limit us, we would love to be able to visit and reconnect with you all! We will let you know if and when we are coming to your area.

At this time we will appreciate your prayers for God’s work of grace to see us through all our preparations for our departure and through our transitions to the life and ministry in the States.

May 2017 Prayer Letter

May 14, 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

Yuki's New School Uniform

Yuki’s New School Uniform

We hope this letter finds you well. Spring has arrived in Tokyo and the cherry blossoms have come and gone. Yuki started middle school at the beginning of April and Yoshiki has moved up to second grade. Thank you for particularly remembering Yuki’s adjustment into middle school. We count it as God’s work of grace in her heart that so far her excitement for this new chapter of her life seems to be overcoming her nervousness towards its challenges, and that she has enjoyed many of the new experiences at the school! Continue Reading…

January 2017 Prayer Letter

January 31, 2017

IMG_20170130_075157Dear Friends and Family,

We pray you have had a good start to this new year. On the 26th of this month we celebrated our 6th anniversary of being on the field. We praise God for His ever faithful work in our lives and ministries here as well as for your faithfulness in coming alongside us for support and encouragement all these years! Continue Reading…

Dear Friends and Family,

Greetings from Tokyo!

Yoshiki started 1st grade in April and is gradually adjusting to the daily routine that is not purely fun playing outside like his kindergarten days! He has started learning Hiragana (Japanese alphabet) and brings home homework almost every day. He also just joined the school soccer team and we are praying that God will grow him in positives ways through this experience. Continue Reading…

February 2016 Prayer Letter

February 8, 2016

Dear Friends and Family,

Greetings from Tokyo in the new year! It is hard to believe that we just celebrated our fifth year of living and ministering here in Japan. We truly celebrate God’s faithfulness and grace over these years in our family’s life! Continue Reading…