Happy Belated Resurrection Day/Easter! He is risen! He is risen indeed! During Holy week, the sakura (cherry) trees were in full bloom! It was the peak of the season and it turned out to be a perfect day! Read more about these stories of blossoms and blessings.
Do you remember where you were on 3/11/11? Many Japanese can never forget where they were when the Triple Disaster hit Japan. We were privileged to spend 3/11/22 with Pastor Makito Matsuda, Oasis Chapel, and co-worker, Julie Nitao, JEMS missionary at Oasis Chapel.
February in Rifu is usually cold but not much snow. This year was very different! We enjoyed snow frequently at our apartment. By the next day, the snow is usually melted. We were invited to help with a video recording by Pastor Makito at his home. Look closely at the picture above. You can see the snow is like a blizzard! Not to worry, we were warm and cozy inside. Yuki, his wife, offered us warm drinks and snacks.