A Meal With Jesus

Thursday 4:30pm It’s ‘Grace Kai’ (open house for students) this evening. We start in three hours! We check our Facebook page: only one reply so far. Did we buy too much food? We do our routine one-on-one messaging. “Great, you’re coming!”  “Oh sorry you can’t make it. Hope you can come next time!” Typically, six … More A Meal With Jesus

The Acculturation Slump

After five months of being excited about being in Japan, my “honeymoon” period suddenly wore off and I was irritated over every little thing. “It gets dark too early.” “It is freezing here.” “The snow will never end.” “How can I live off this income?” “There is no one my age” “There is ‘nothing’ for … More The Acculturation Slump

Hanako’s Cafe

We’d just arrived in Sendai. Power lines hung across the skyline. Concrete apartments and houses lined the streets. In the midst of unpacking, organising, and wrangling two young children, I needed a space to relax, to pray, and meditate on God’s Word. *Hanako’s café was a breath of fresh air. The moment I stepped into … More Hanako’s Cafe

Meet Brittney

Meet Brittney Carlson. She is from the Washington, D.C. area of the United States, and grew up living and working between the states of Virginia and Maryland. Her hobbies are listening to music, hanging out with friends, and trying out new restaurants and cafes. She especially loves to experience and learn different languages and cultures … More Meet Brittney