The Struggle is Real!

Hello, everyone! It’s been a while since I shared what is happening with me and Anderson because 2017 has been busy and full of exciting things.

I shared with you on our last update that Anderson started studying Japanese at the University of the Ryukyus (Ryudai), and now, he completed two semesters of Japanese.

He took a Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), which is the equivalent of TOEFL or maybe IELTS for English, but this test comes in levels N5 (being the lowest) to N1 (being the highest). Anderson took the N3 test on the first Sunday of July and we just got the result last week. Guess what the result was?

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hello everyone! I like countdowns. We have 24 days left before Christmas, and I like that feeling of anticipation. We celebrate this season remembering God is with us; remembering Christ coming into the world, and into our lives. He is always at work, not just during this season, but all year round. Below we will be…

2 years in Okinawa!

It’s time for updates! On July 7th, 2014, we came to Okinawa to work as chaplains and high school teachers, for Bible and Science, in Okinawa Christian School International. We finished our contract with the school last June 30th and it was surely a memorable experience spending our two years with elementary and high school…

Highlights of Our First Year in Japan

Hello everyone, This is Ánderson. As I started writing this, it was July 7th my birthday! It was also the day that marked our first year in Okinawa, Japan. As you may guess through the absence of posts, life has been really busy. But I hope you can take a few minutes and see the highlights of our…

Life in Okinawa for the Godoys

7 Months went by so fast for me [Jana] and Anderson and we have seen the changes in weather here in Okinawa. We walked out of the house this morning with my hoodie on, and the sun kissing our face. It’s about 14 degrees Celsius outside, and I think Spring has come. We do not…

The Calm before the Storm

Time has gone by really fast and today marks our first month since we came here to Okinawa. The news says storm is coming, but I look outside and it is actually a beautiful day. The past two weeks have been beautiful and calm days for us. Anderson and I call it the calm before…

First Week in Okinawa

It has been a week since we left the Philippines and we thank the Lord for bringing us safely here. Let me share with you the restful week we have enjoyed. Thank you for the prayers. Our flight was a bit bumpy because of the typhoon coming to Okinawa, but we arrived safely and were…