Yay! Our church starts in the afternoon! :P But I keep waking up around 4 - 6 AM anyways. -.- Anywaysss, an update of what Japan has been like for us so far!
Orientation and training has been kind of intense. On Thursday - Saturday, we work on writing/editing our testimonies and other stuff from 9 AM - 5 PM (with a nice lunch break from 12 - 1 PM!). The training has proved to be pretty difficult for all of us. We all had to really open up the door to our hearts to write this testimony. To be honest, our training staff seemed pretty intimidating at first, but I really appreciate everything that he has done for us. I’ve realized so much more about myself and where God’s hand was in my life. I’m really glad that our training staff pushed us to make our testimonies the best we could.
Also, we were able to look around Shinjuku last night. At first, we were all mesmerized by the size of the city, the masses of people, and the bright lights everywhere. We all felt it hitting us, “We’re in Tokyo.” But, we got a closer look at Shinjuku. The Red Light district. We didn’t actually go into the district, but Ariel explained a little about it to us. Then, one of our team members, Aimee, felt deja vu near the Red Light district. She had a bad dream on that very street, so we decided to pray on the spot. It was such a good reminder that we’re not on vacation. We’re here to be fishers of men. We’re here to plant seeds in the hearts of the lost. Though the city was so bright with all its flashing billboards, the city began to seem so dark.
Please join us in praying for the lost and hopeless. Pray that our eyes will see what God sees and our hearts break for what breaks God’s heart. Pray for our boldness and courage to speak to the people God leads us to. Thanks again, everybody. Your prayers are much appreciated.