Let me see if I can summarize what we’ve done this first few days we’ve been here in Shizuoka.
The day after the team arrived, we prepared a wonderful Hawaiian Luau dinner and brief program. And all glory goes to God. Ryan, our last minute addition to the team when another Father-Son pair had to drop out at the came through with gusto! Since last year’s mission, Ryan has been thinking about how to cook Kalua Pork here in Japan (as well as tackle a construction project which will start later today).
Our Hawaiian Menu was this:
- Spicy Edamame
- Kalua Pig
- Kalua Cabbage
- Grilled Portuguese Sausage Shiskabobs
- Spicy Portuguese Sausage
- Chicken Long Rice
- Lomi Salmon
Is your mouth watering? Ours sure was…
After dinner, we prepared a brief but powerful program.
Daryl, Sheri, & Ryan each shared a brief Aloha with the 50+ people in the audience.
Caitlin, Courtney, & Tyra danced a couple of Hulas. Caitlin’s last dance was Kanaka Wai Wai which is based on the Bible story of the Rich Young Ruler. So I followed up on her dance by sharing a brief message about placing God first in our lives. We were blessed to have many non-Christians attend the dinner.
Sheri and I went around ministering to some of the women who have been going through some trials recently. We prayed for a few women and the Lord began to lift some of their burdens and stress.
Let me end here and post later about Sunday. Wow! That was another awesome time in the presence of the Lord. The kids made the observation that they could REALLY feel the presence of the Lord at church. I’ll tell you all about it in our next post.
PS- Pray about coming with us next year!
PPS- it might help to learn a little bit of Japanese, and I suggest this excellent website to assist you.