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…

Missions trip in Hokkaido

Last August, Anderson and I went to Hokkaido for a Missions trip. 5 of us from Keystone Church of the Nazarene were sent to Asahikawa, Hokkaido, where Yorokobi Church of the Nazarene is in. The Church has always hosted a Summer School for Elementary students and about 80 percent of the attendees are from non-Christian families….

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…

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…

An Unexpected Journey…

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I came back to this blog of ours. Let me catch you up with the highlights of the last few months. (For the Spanish version, click here. Para la versión en español clic aquí.) Our wedding day was such a blessing and I thank the Lord for all…

Un viaje inesperado…

¡Saludos a todos hermanos y hermanas! Ha pasado algún tiempo desde que escribimos por última vez. Pero la tardanza también significa que tenemos muy buenas noticias para compartir con todos ustedes. El día de nuestra boda fue una bendición y damos gracias a Dios por todas sus oraciones, ofrendas y buenos deseos. Quizá no podamos remunerar…