Communal breakfast, then off to church we went. It was a good opportunity to share our Christian faith, make friends with the youth at the church.
After lunch some local sightseeing, then back to the dormitory to rest, prepare their school uniforms and practice for the big welcome ceremony tomorrow. I can see some nerves starting to set in….
One week down and you should be proud of your children, they are doing do so well!
And I think we have some converts to sleeping on Futons! As I type this some girls are in the bathhouse, and have aced the communal bath challenge!
Very blessed is how I feel – Mrs Learna Shimizu, Team Leader.
Hi from Meegan Hannon and Caitlyn Konners:
Church was great fun! Alayna, Meegan and Derrick made speeches, and really overcame a big challenge for themselves. The message we listened to was about how everyone is born until we are born again. Not by our own deeds, but by the spirit, and the plan God has for us. After the sermon, we were able to share a lunch with the people in the church, sharing tables with many of the other youth that attended, and making amazing friends, while hearing a lot about Japanese life. Zoey and Alicia learnt so much about A few girls, and Meegan, Katie and Caitlyn also made a few new friends, and added them on Facebook, and were later joined by a few other including Briony and Megan. We were a little freaked out by the ‘meet and greet’ with the Japanese people, but in the end we were able to overcome this, and everyone walked away saying they had an amazing time, and would miss the many friends we made! – Meegan Hannon and Caitlyn Konners