The activities planned for this week are now on the calendar. We will start preparations this week to renew our website. It will be a major overhaul, so please bear with us as we work on this. We hope to provide more in-depth information through the renewed website. ＊This snap was taken from a cherry blossom viewing event (called “hanami” in Japanese) held at a kasetsu in Kamaishi city. Members of Ippo Ippo were invited by the residents’ council to participate in this event.
We’re finally getting news of sakura trees blossoming in Iwate. With the start of the new financial year in Japan, there are kasetsu locations where we will need to work on building new relationships. Some kasetsu-s have had leadership changes or a change of personnel in the administrator looking after a particular kasetsu. Chikako Whitwer has started going out to our events held at the kasetsu-s. Her ongoing treatment is beginning to lead to signs of improvement in her health. Please continue to pray for our staff that have various health issues as they seek treatment. This week’s activities at our various sites have been uploaded to our calendar. We […]
The very strong low pressure system that passed through Iwate over the weekend is still making its presence felt with strong gusts even today. This week’s activity calendar has been uploaded. Please remember and pray for our activities at our various locations. This week, we will have teams coming in from Singapore and Hong Kong, and of course volunteers from within Japan as well. At Miyako, Ms Shibamoto Rumiko has joined us as new staff. ＊This snap is from a harp and piano recital held at a location in the Taro district of Miyako. The person standing in the middle is Rev Iwatsuka of Miyako Community Church.
The activity calendar for the first week of April is now available. Along with our usual activities, we have some related to Easter. Cat Porter is making good progress and she has started to give some harp concerts again. One of our staff, Inoue Ryo, has finished his tenure with us at the end of March and is returning to Okayama, where he will continue with the remainder of his university education. Please pray for this and for his continued walk in life. ＊The snap on the left was taken by Rev Takahashi Kazuyoshi. This building, which stands near Unosumai station (of the Yamada line) in Kamaishi, was wrecked by […]