Japan Converge Worldwide celebrated lots of exciting events this week.
Tom & Mary Lou (far right in photo) celebrated 30 years as Career missionaries in Japan.
Ian (far left of photo) celebrated the 1 year anniversary as a career missionary in Japan.
And on August 11, 2015, we all celebrated the arrival of new missionaries to the field.
The photos below are of the party we had at the airport - greeting the Wrights.
Celebrating that all 10 pieces of luggage arrived with them - and then sending the suitcases to their new home via "Kuro Neko" or the black cat delivery service.
We celebrated the Wright's arrival by eating dinner together at the airport with a Tonkatsu - or pork cutlet dinner.
The Missionary Kids on the field - 2 of the Ellison girls and 3 of the Wright girls.
And here is a photo of the missionaries currently on the field.
(Left to right: Ian, Lori, Tom, Joanna, Lydia, Rebecca, Jane, Christine, Rob, and Mary Lou)
Photo by: Ellen & Grace. Not pictured as they are in USA: John & Elaine, Jeff & Barb.
Thank you for praying for the new team He's building
and the many transitions going on at this time.
Some coming back from home assignment,
some going to home assignment,
some adapting to a new location,
some in language school,
some preparing to move.
All trying to seek God's will
in each step of the way
and love the people around us
in his strength.