Come on, Baby Cain!

Yup, we’re still waiting. Everything appears to be fine, it’s just that Baby Cain’s not very punctual (I think she gets that from her mother). So in order to occupy our minds, we’ve been busy with all kinds of other stuff.

The view from our hotel downtown Nagoya for our team retreat.
The view from our hotel downtown Nagoya for our team retreat.

Martha (Riva’s mom) got here on Nov. 15th, and we put her right to work. In the same day, she spoke to a Japanese women’s bible study group AND led a seminar for female missionaries on “how to live a balanced life.” She’s been doing dishes, cleaning, organizing baby stuff, and keeping us laughing. Needless to say, we’re super thankful she’s here!

While at the airport to welcome Riva's mom we also were able to welcome our newest teammate off the plane: Haley Lebo!
While at the airport to pick up Riva’s mom we also were able to welcome our newest teammate off the plane: Haley Lebo!

The day after she got in, a new teammate arrived to serve with us here at CBI! Also, a dear friend of GYFM, Matt King, came for a short vision trip. It was fun to spend time with him, show him around a bit, and dream about what it could look like to serve together in Japan. He returned home yesterday, but please pray for us and for him as we try to discern the Lord’s best.

The day after Matt came in, Riva and I left for a 1 day  CBI Team retreat. It was so fun to be together in a casual setting, thinking back on all God’s been doing and marveling at how he is growing our team.

Our entire CBI (with kids) at the team retreat.
Our entire CBI (with kids) at the team retreat.

And if that wasn’t enough, our boss Dr. Eric Larsen flew in to teach a course on the “theology of next gen. ministry.” It was fun to spend time with him, have him in our home, eat lots of Japanese food, and hear him talk about the way God grows his kingdom – One generation telling the next about Jesus (Ps. 145:4).

At the train station with Matt and Eric.
At the train station with Matt and Eric.

Eric and Matt both returned to the States last night. And now we wait…

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3 thoughts on “Come on, Baby Cain!

  1. We are waiting with you for the happy news of baby girl’s arrival! Praying much!!!

    Enjoy your momma being there. So glad!!!

    Sue and John

    2100 Willow Chase Ct Tucker, GA 30084

    770 558 6028 Home 404 863 7624 John 404 863 8116 Sue

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  2. Great pictures! I hope to see you three in December. I will be at the seminary Dec. 9-11 and would love to see you and the baby! May the Lord grant you peace, safety and a safe delivery of the baby. Bruce

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