Our trip to the Far East was an amazing adventure! God blessed us in so many ways while we were there and we are looking forward to returning to Japan very soon. We are now back in the States and were preparing for Ron to travel to Malawi, Africa next month, when some unexpected logistical complications within the nation of Malawi came up. Unfortunately the trip has been postponed until 2007. We are now going to be spending September in Alabama working on the completion of Ron’s book. Please pray for us to be able to focus and complete this task with enthusiasm!
We are enjoying Japan a lot. It is very different to China and Thailand. It is modern and actually is not similar to the U.S. but it is similar to Europe, in particular, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is has a lot of hills and mountains and more seasonal type plants. Right now azaleas and the last of the cherry blossoms. We are in a seaport town called, Nagoya, now and we pass lots of Japanese cars lined up to be shipped to Los Angeles.
All is well and we are enjoying Japan. Last night we ministered in the old mission which was built by David Bell’s grandfather. There were about 300 homeless people who came to hear more about God and to eat a hot meal.
Thailand & China are behind us. Today we are to arrive in Japan.
Christi and I have completed two months of ministry in China and Thailand. We have enjoyed our time with Wade & Linda Thompson from Houston, TX, but now are headed for the land of the “Rising Sun”, as they make their way home. We’re flying into Osaka, Japan on Thai Airlines today.
Our time in Thailand has been especially fruitful as we ministered in a host of different settings.