Giving you a little view of Japan without leaving your home!

Prayer letters, curious subjects, events, people, customs, and more for you to enjoy and learn.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

May the Lord Bless you with Wonderful Memories & a New Year filled with the Hope of His Return!

A dear friend in Montana wrote a poem and it expresses our hearts' desires, too, during this special Season of remembering our Dear Savior's birth:

The Best Gift at Christmas

There is no gift that I can bring.
No package wrapped with colored string
To give you lasting happiness,
To offer life and peace and rest.
So on this Christmas Day I wish
To send you news of God's great Gift;
The Christ He sent so long ago
To wash our sin as white as snow.
This gift God gave for you and me
is like the gifts beneath the tree
That gaily wait the time when they
Will be unwrapped this Christmas Day.
So, too, God waits for you to lift
The ribbons off His 'new life' gift.
O please, don't leave Christ waiting there,
Store Him away again this year!
Unwrap God's gift of life today
Invite Him into your life to stay!
God meant for Christ to be your own,
To walk with you from this day on.
Of all the presents wrapped so gay,
Not one around the world today
Is equal to God's precious gift!
A life with Him should not be missed!
(Anita Pigg, Sidney, MT)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Program Report

With praise and thanksgiving we rejoice at the attendance
and attentiveness of those that came to our Christmas
Program. May God's Word continue to work in their hearts!

Our guests-uniformed girls are from the junior high; next to them is the former mayor and his wife-Mr. & Mrs. Honda
Behind them (to the left) is Mayor Asada and to his left is the deputy mayor, Mr. Tamura.

Guests on other side.

Mrs. Sonoda as narrator

Ken's solo

Vicki playing Japanese taishogoto

Sermon illustration of what a present is and how to 'receive' it. The wrapped gift to the left of Ken was given to the little girl who had a birthday on the 7th!

Tea time after program