Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Festival Time

University festivals are always impressive, and Waseda Sai was definitely huge again this year.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Camp!

While we spent some time worshipping, learning from the Bible, and planning for the new semester, a good chunk of our Spring camp was just getting to know one another and building a trusting community!  So much fun!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cherry Blossoms~Sakura


Spring is definitely in the air!!  

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cake for Christmas

Christmas isn't really as big of a focus in Japan as it is in America, but most people are sure to celebrate with cake and fried chicken.  Some girls that I study the Bible with each week decided to have a party to bake cake and also show the love of Jesus, the focus of Christmas for us.  They sang a song and dance which talks about God's love and faithfulness and gave out manga which tell the whole Christmas story.  We of course also enjoyed the pot luck (including fried chicken) and the girls all took turns as I explained how to make tiramisu.  They nailed it :)  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

camp. so glad I went.

Mio, I took this pictures so I could show you a little bit of my camp experience :)

It was a great time with some friends from church and new friends I met along the way.  I spent almost every free moment playing basketball.  It was wonderful to worship God with a lot of people about my own age, and we learned so much about the Bible and how much God blesses us.  

Monday, April 29, 2013


It seems to me that food has an amazing way of bringing people together.  My specialty is dessert.  Even when I keep it VERY simple, sometimes people act so surprised that I feel like a magician or something.  Cake is a great way to put a smile on someone's face. 

Cooking together is even better.  My very lovely (and funny and fun) Japanese teacher taught me how to make these cabbage/avocado rolls (a.k.a. Green Planet) the other day.  We followed up lunch with baking banana bread and brownies, which are both pretty rare in Japan.  I think she was surprised by how easy they were.  :) 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Coolest Sweatshirt Ever

Not to mention how fashionable she is, Rina is one of the most creative people ever.  This original sweatshirt is a labor of love.  She made it in time to wear during outreach at this year's CHANGE conference (Japan Campus Crusade for Christ).  I just love her!  And she's sharing God's love in fun and powerful ways ♥