Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Its definitely bitter sweet for me. I have absolutely and positively fallen in love with this country. I have such a burden for the people of Japan now. I am not quite sure why other than God is maybe trying to tell me something.
Today was pretty straight forward... BAZINGA
Actually the whole day has been an adventure that I would be glad to tell in full but i am fading fast haha... So briefly:
Josh and I got lost this morning and were an hour and a half late to meet, we helped the Bauman's pack, then went to a workmans store, it was closed, Katsu pulled some of his ninja moves and got us some Jika Tabi shoes, then we went to Hi-BA, rocked for Jesus and came back to the Johnsons where I am about to go sleep, goodnight :) haha much love
Friday, March 19, 2010
We started out the day in search of a special shoe that is made here in Japan called the Jika Tabi. Its a sort of hooved shoe, or the mix between a flipflop and a shoe. All morning we searched with no luck. The main purpose for our voyage was that Zach has been wanting these shoes ever since he remembered last weekend, and these shoes were kind of the only thing that he wanted, so it was up to us to find them. Having shopped in the fashion section of Shibuya with the girls yesterday we were all for going our own way today, little did we know it would be such an adventure.
Thanks to Tim we did end up finding a store that sold a more fashionable shoe than what we were originally intending to find. But it worked out in the end, well sort of. The type Zach wanted wasn't in his size so he didn't get any, but we at least found them. We are hoping that we might have a chance to go to another store tomorrow.
So after our search this morning we went to go eat in a place that was amazing, like fo real fo real. After our lunch we met up with Chris, the youth Pastor from Tokyo Baptist Church. Then we went to set up and rock for Jesus, and that was basically our day today. Its definitely sad that we are going home in two days :/ but that does mean that life will bring more days in which we can serve the Lord, praise God. So anyway, God Bless you all who have been reading. As soon as I get better internet I'll finish uploading the pictures on facebook, until then Good Bye
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Today we had a great day, as usual :). It started with some sleepin in time, and then at some Mr. Doughnut. OH YEA! then hopped on the trains and started off towards Shibayu.
We had an awesome night in ministry, playing worship and stuff, yea so no joke, I kind of had an interesting moment tonight with God, I will explain in a later blog, but I can't focus right now and yea so I am going to hit the hay, Good Night all :)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
SO today... :) we had an amazing day.
It started with an early rise, we went to the Grace church in the western suburb of Tokyo. We started with an early morning chapel. Acoustic set, yea BALLIN! We then went to a pre-school and put on a little kids ministry show. That was really neat, and those kids were absolutely adorable, like wow...
I don't know what it is about Japanese kids, but they are like holy cow cute, like fo real fo real. I could jus take em home with me :). Then after the preschool we came back to teach a music class after lunch. That was an amazing time. It wasn't a very musical music class, but we did teach the kids some songs, and showed them some stuff on our instruments. After the class, we practiced a little bit and then headed out for some great band discussion and stuff. Then came back and had probably one of the greatest prayer sessions ever. Then yet again had a great night of worship :)...
All in all a great day, had some great discussion, great praise time, and great everything. Hope all is well wherever you are. God Bless...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
So today we went to Tokyo again for some more sight seeing, this was our last day we had that we could actually devote to sight seeing... We went to the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and it was really cool... the only thing was that I was so tired I kind of breezed through and then took a nap haha... After that we kind of ventured around Tokyo for 4-5 hours shopping and doing other numerous things, checking out all kinds of shops and stores. We ate at a revolving Sushi bar today and yea it was amazazazing :)
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Well, with our most intense day through, it was time to relax a little this morning. All the hustle and bustle of the whole trip was very exciting, but it was really nice to sleep in today. I personally missed breakfast, but I will survive until lunch so its not that bad. I hand washed my clothes today, that should be an interesting result for me in the near future haha... I hope they dry soon...
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Well today we started out waking up at Jessica's house, then we had a delightful, but yet slightly familiar breakfast with muffins and bagels. We then got our money situation squared away, and after that it was off to Tokyo to visit a Buddhist temple. Around the temple there was lots of tourist-ish shops and we got to help a bunch of Japanese student's projects. We also saw a guy who was totally tryin to pull off Hugh Jackman look-alike. Then we went to a Japanese fast food joint, that was great!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE FOOD HERE AHHHHHHHH!!!!! After that we just kind of moseyed through Tokyo...
Sunday, March 7, 2010
WE MADE IT!!!
After 24 hours of traveling, we made it safe and sound to Japan. Greeted by Jessica’s (one of our vocalists) dad, we were met at the airport and instantly treated with some good ole’ fashioned Japanese/American/idk hospitality. I am already in awe that I am in a new country, it quite honestly blows my mind that I’m half way across the globe. It is currently 9:30pm here while it is 14 hours behind at home. We are all right now sitting in Jessica’s house winding down from our long day. It has been one awesome day. We finished up the evening with devotions and are getting ready for bed. Oh and the shower here was absolutely EPIC!!!!!
I want to thank everyone who has been praying for us and all those thinking about us. We are about to start our tour in the morning and so excited to see what God has in store.