“And who is my neighbour?
Just a a few weeks ago we were making our house into a home. Now we find ourselves in the midst of summer heat and humidity, and summer holidays for the kids. Josiah finished two weeks at his public elementary and Josie finished her “trial” week at the public Jr. High. After her week there, she made the decision to attend the school. What a surprise! We all really thought she would be homeschooled but the Father opened one more door and after going through, we all agreed it was the best for Josie. She is excited to make friends and for the challenges in improving her Japanese. Both will return to their schools at the end of August.
Last Friday, we attended the Omatsuri, a local summer festival. It was a lot of fun with traditional Japanese dance and music, delicious food, and colourful paper lanterns. And it was hot! Josie went with a friend from her class at school and had a great time. The rest of us went together. While we were there, Josiah saw one of the boys from his class and Akira ran into Josiah’s teacher. Little by little, we are beginning to learn the names and faces of our “neighbours.”
Meanwhile, we are staying firmly rooted in the Father, resting in Him as a family. We are praying for more opportunities to meet our “neighbours” and to make friends. Pray with us that He would open more doors.