Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas party at our home

We had a little Christmas party with our neighbors last night. It was a warm cozy time! Thank you for coming, aunty Yuko! Kids had a good time with you! And we are so glad to see Ken whose brother … Continue reading

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Gold ticket GET. Failures recalled.

This morning I went alone to renew my drivers license and update our address in Japan. Always an adventure filling out paperwork in Japanese. Always a sharp reminder of clinging inadequacies. I finally got the gold license for good driving—only … Continue reading

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Oysters Un-Musseled and De-Gooed

Today was Tani-san’s last day with us for awhile. He and I headed out to Sakashita-san’s place on Nagazuura to clean oysters—nearly 700 of them. This work consists of scraping muck, mussels, and gooey, slick, jelly blobs off the oysters—either … Continue reading

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こども会クリスマス会

12月16日に私たちの住む地域の子供会のクリスマス会のお手伝いをしました。 茨城からAPN(アカペラプレイズナイト)というグループを招待し、たくさんの賛美歌を歌ってもらい、降誕劇は子供たち参加で、本来のクリスマスの意味を存分に知ってもらえる意味のある会になったのではないかと思います! ママたちもにも来てもらい、一緒に楽しんでいただきました。 またそのような地域に密着したお手伝いをさせていただきたいと願ってます! メリークリスマス!(*^^*)

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Bringing Christmas

Full day. This morning for worship service we were joined by Mike McLain and APN (A Capella Praise Night). We read through the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke broken up with hymns that tell the Christmas story. In … Continue reading

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Back at Abe-san’s

Eric and I worked with Tani-san, Yosuke-kun, and his friend Yuki-kun (all three from Osaka) on cleaning up our friend’s auto-repair shop. Tani-san is a professional with a caulking gun, so he helped seal up holes in the walls while … Continue reading

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Nozomi Christmas party

We had an awesome time with Nozomi ladies at a nice restaurant! We (Be One staff) wanted to surprise them by giving gifts but they surprised us by giving us flowers, Nozomi necklaces and warm-hearted cards! I’m blessed to work … Continue reading

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