Our life in pictures

We’ve been in Japan for 6 weeks now and it feels like such a whirlwind. We wanted to update you through sharing some pictures of where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to during our time here:

We love our city!

A view of Nagoya Castle while we were out on our bikes one day.                                                                                  It’s still so crazy to see a castle in the middle of a city!
A view of downtown Nagoya. We can see this view every day from our street!
A view of downtown Nagoya. We can see this view every day from our street!

We have been able to enjoy a lot of great Japanese food.

Conveyor belt sushi - after you eat the waitress comes and measures how many plates you had and charges you.
Conveyor belt sushi – after you eat the waitress comes and measures how many plates you had and charges you.

We started language study with Keiko Sensei twice a week to prepare us for full time language school which will begin mid July.

Keiko せんせい
Keiko せんせい

We have made a lot of great friends – that patiently teach us about their culture, language, and customs.

We use our phones a lot to translate and understand words!
We use our phones a lot to translate and understand words!
Eating homemade ice cream at a local dairy farm in Nagoya!
Eating homemade ice cream at a local dairy farm in Nagoya!

The three main ministries we’ve been involved in are: 1) the seminary – Christ Bible Seminary 2) Heart and Soul Cafe and 3) All Nations Fellowship (church plant). So far we have been able to audit a class at CBS, attend many outreach events at Heart & Soul (and just hang out during cafe hours getting to know people and studying). We have weekly been attending ANF Church where Brooks has already participated in some of the services.

CBS had 3 graduates this year. Many people where there to celebrate their great achievements with them.
CBS had 3 graduates this Spring. Many people where there to celebrate their great achievements with them.
Each month there is a game night at the cafe as an outreach to college students.
Each month Heart & Soul hosts a game night at the cafe as an outreach to college students.
Our church ANF is full of Japanese, Koreans, Americans, Brazilians and other foreigners! It's such a great picture for us of what heaven will be like - every tribe and tongue!
Our church ANF is full of Japanese, Koreans, Americans, Brazilians and other foreigners! It’s such a great picture for us of what heaven will be like – every tribe and tongue worshipping our Lord!

Daily life in Japan is totally different but really fun!

We have to pay our utility bills at the local Circle K Convenient Store across the street from our house.
We have to pay our utility bills at the local Circle K Convenient Store across the street from our house.
We bike everywhere around the city. (Bear likes to go on bike rides too!)
We bike everywhere around the city. (Bear likes to go on bike rides too!)
All signs are written in Japanese (which makes it difficult to get around for now). When they are written in English though they can be very entertaining.
All signs are written in Japanese (which makes it difficult to get around for now). When they are written in English though they can be very entertaining.
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3 thoughts on “Our life in pictures

  1. Great email! It is great seeing you two there and fellowshipping with the community. Very excited you guys, God Bless!

  2. Y’all…these pics are awesome…well done! We feel so connected to y’all there in viewing your people, places, things and learning about how the Kingdom is moving through you. We love you. We miss you. We are proud of you. We are thankful for you. We pray for you.
    In Joy,
    Jonathan and Leah

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