We love rice! Take us to Japan!
In case you were wondering what we're doing now, we're visiting our family. Presently we're in Iowa with Keith's parents, and his sister, Sarah arrived with her family yesterday.
We have no idea where we're going to live and what we're going to do between now and the time we return to Japan, so we're trying to figure that out. No brilliant ideas so far; we're waiting for God's leading. Thanks to all of you who have encouraged and prayed for us in the past few weeks. Coming "home" to North America has not been easy. Please keep praying!
We've also been reporting back to the churches and friends who supported us and prayed for us during our time in Japan. 2 weeks ago we were at Vancouver 1st Christian Reformed Church, last week we were at Newport Covenant Church in the Seattle area, and yesterday we were at Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Here we are standing by yesterday's display:
(Side note for Japanese-culture-nerds: yes, I know that the kimono isn't totally correct. In fact, a 16-year girl took pains to point out to me that which I already knew. I haven't learned the art of wearing a kimono yet (and it's too short). I haven't decided if this is a kimono or a yukata, actually. It's polyester, not silk or cotton. Not bad for a gaijin though, ne?)
Let us know if you would like us to come to your house, church, prayer group, Bible study, etc. to talk about Japan. We'd be delighted.
p.s. Keith got a haircut.