Monday, October 31, 2011
This Sunday was Caroline's (Center) last Sunday at CC Fuchu, Caroline will return back to Hawaii this coming Wednesday. It was wonderful to see the body in Fuchu to come up to the front of the church to lay hands upon this wonderful sister in the Lord.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Asher will be ministering here at CC Fuchu for the next two months. Asher comes from Hawaii where he attends CC Winward, this isn't Asher's first time to Japan as he has traveled here twice before. Asher is open to whatever the Lord wants and is willing to stay however long the Lord wants him to do, this is one young man who is willing to leave his life and plans open for the Lord to direct and fill. God Bless you Asher!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Near downtown Tokyo is the Emperor's Palace of Japan. Naturally, the Palace is off limits to the public but where I am standing is the closest one can get to the Main Entrance to the Palace (Picture Below).
Japan's Emperor is similar to England's royalty; they are now for show and represent the heritage of their people.
Bank of Japan dates back to the beginning of the Meiji Era. Here within this building Japan's currency bills are made. The Bank of Japan still performs banking, as in the words of Yasutomo the Bank of Japan "is a bank for banks".
Located in downtown Tokyo is the famous "Nihon-Bashi". This bridge was first constructed out of wood back in the 17th century and later to stone during the Meiji Period. Literally NihonBashi used to be the "heart" of Tokyo, located in the middle of the bridge is the "Kilometer Zero" which is the beginning mark to distance the length to other cities.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Rika came up from Okinawa to attend a friend's wedding. While being here Rika invited both Zach and Toki for dinner. The food was amazing and so was the fellowship. Also, Rika's friend Kaho came to dinner as well, Kaho currently attends and is part of the body in Calvary Tokorozawa. Thanks Rika!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
While leaving the restaurant to return back to Fuchu I noticed the change in the leave's color. That's right, Fall is approaching and is coming quickly. Thus far the temperature has dropped and cooled down considerably, the days are getting shorter and as the picture shows the color of the trees are changing. This is the first time that I (Zach) am going to live in an area that has all four seasons; Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.
Here is Logan Jeffrey "Attorney at Law". At the breakfast fellowship Logan came in wearing what you see here; a sharp looking suit with a tie that matches. Logan isn't an attorney but he works at a japanese high school (or junior high) as their English teacher. Logan originally hails out from Virginia and is now serving at Tokorozawa with Mike Schneider, Peter Scott and Travis Takamiya. In asking Logan what are his words to those wanting to serve in the mission field, Logan's response was "If the glove don't fit then the missionary must acquit".
Look at this guy! While taking this picture he was sharpening away many knives by looking at the picture you can see he was taking his job very seriously. While looking at this guy immediately I thought of Proverbs 27:17 - "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."
It is important to be in constant fellowship with another believer. Don't play the fool in downplaying the importance of fellowshipping with another believer.
Yumi Tomori came to visit Calvary Chapel Fuchu this past Sunday. Yumi hails from Okinawa and used to attend CC Oki city and served alongside with Pastor Rick. Yumi is know living in Shibuya which is not that far from Fuchu city. It was good to see Yumi, it has been almost three years since I last saw her in Okinawa. Yumi is one of the few Japanese people that I have known for a long time, almost 9 years I have known her. Before I moved to Okinawa, Yumi did a home stay at my parent's house in California for over a year; time flies!
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Once a year "We Go Eigo" hosts what is called a "Sports Day". Almost every daycare has a sports day. A sports day hosts many different games and activities for the kids. The sports day was a blast as both the kids and parents participated in the games. It was a blessing to have met many of the parents of the kids that attend the school. We pray that many were touched by the love of Jesus that was shown to them.