Fall Photos

It’s fall, and Chi and I just got back from a quick trip to Hakone, by Mt. Fuji. Since one of the purposes of this blog is to give our supporters a glimpse of our life in Japan, I thought … Continue Reading →


First Japanese Song

Last week I had the privilege of serving on the music team for Church Planting Institute (CPI) 2017, a conference that gathers church leaders and missionaries serving across Japan. This year over 400 adults registered, making it one of the … Continue Reading →


Suffering As Love

Dear Daniel, Congrats on making it to Tokyo! So glad you’ve arrived after months of training, visa issues, and three years of seminary. I know the sense of accomplishment and anticipation as you stand by the window in your new … Continue Reading →


Saying Sayonara

Missionary life is like being a Disney princess on parade: just keep waving. Goodbye, that is. Sure you say bye to friends and family when you board that plane the first time. But it never ends. Every trip back feels … Continue Reading →


Freedom In Falling Behind

Last Saturday, it all came back when I heard the words: “By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride.” As Josiah lifted Yuko’s veil, her smile erupted into giggling again. … Continue Reading →


See the Story

With half of 2017 over, the best movie I’ve seen this year wasn’t about jazz in LA, nor a Polynesian princess (yes, Disney cartoons release late in Japan). In fact, it wasn’t even the one about persecuted Christians in 17th … Continue Reading →