Update from Joanne

There are so many things that have happened in our lives these past months.  We've gotten rid of all of our possessions that once filled our home and said goodbye to the place that was solely ours; the one thing that belonged to us and we belonged with it.   We experienced a sort of death that was necessary to go forward with "the call".  The four of us have each coped with it in our own way, tears being shed on too many occasions.  We can hardly drive to the area because it is just too painful.

Then there are miracles that just make us chuckle and remind us that this is all God's doing! Like all the the wonderful people who have sacrificed a piece of their heart (where your treasure is, your heart will be also) on a monthly basis for the sake of Japanese people.  Arigato gozaimasu!

AN UNLIKELY OCCURRENCE OF AN ELECTRIC BILL THAT HAS GONE DOWN TWICE AFTER 4 EXTRA PEOPLE MOVED INTO THEIR FRIENDS' HOME!  Here's the insider look:


I am in awe of my great God despite the difficulty of this "season" my family is in...During my weepy pity party, He was dealing with me on Sunday morning as the worship service was beginning at church..."The Japanese people are worth it," I whispered to Him, and realized that most importantly, "YOU (God) are worth it".

Earth to Joanne! It's not about you, girl.  Keep reminding me, when you see me, will ya?

And still, God loves me and my family so much that He actually cares and understands what we are going through and takes the time to comfort us.  I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!