After a long five hour multiple train drive through Japan, I finally arrived in Watanoha. Greeted by Virginia from Grace Mission Tohoku and warmly a team from South Africa. It took me no time to feel at home with all the people who are volunteering. And to my luck we would be going to have sushi on my first evening on mission.
So my first Sunday worship we were treated by a special performance by Miyuki Hara, who combined traditional Japanese music with gospel music. What a joyful blessing she was to the people at Watanoha. Her joy just was contagious as well as her song. We were all singing
"En kai da, En kai da, Maini-chi ga enkai da!, Kokolo-ni tanoshimi ga, Alunala-ba"
And oh yes, a special shout out to Ivan and his daughter Jessie who celebrated Father's Day together on missions here in Japan!