Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Keeping up

So, turned out the cold I had was much worse than I thought it was. Last week, I ended up loosing my voice for a whole day, and in danger of loosing it for most of the week. Very sad. Even now, I'm still wating for my voice to get back to normal. I'd like to be able to sing again!

In random news, I found out from a student a theory of why medicine is so weak in Japan. Apparently the government is very strict about what kind of medicications they allow into Japan. If there are even small side effects, it's not likely to be allowed in. So, much of the medicine is weak. That, and difference in physique.

So the good news is that I'm finished with all my classes but one. I still teach this Friday. This means, since today is Monday, I don't have class for three days, and then I come back to teach one day. This left me with a really strange spring vacation. The solution? A short trip with one of my friends. Starting tomorrow, I'm going on a three day trip with a Japanese friend. This will be fun and exciting for me. This might be my first "road trip" with a friend. And it might be my longest time spent only in Japanese. We'll see how long I manage to last! Haha. Please look forward to the awesome pictures I'm sure to take!

This spring break, like most spring breaks, looks like it's going to stay pretty busy. This week is my mini-trip. Then come back, teach for one day, then Easter, one day off (probably spent packing) then it's off to America for a quick trip. There's a lot I need to pack into that trip too. I just hope I get some time to rest in there too. Travel can be fun, but it's certainly not restful for me. But, I'm looking forward to it.

Anyway, here are some random pictures. First is a nice sunset in front of the church. Second is one of my students with his head in his bag. Yeah, I don't know why his head is in his bag. Last picture is of my house on one of the days it snowed this year.

Ok, I guess that's all for now. I'll try to post when I get back from my first trip. If not, it'll be when I get back from America.
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Dottie said...

Hello, or shall I say, Ohayo!!

My name is Dottie, and I am a senior at Lutheran High School in San Antonio, TX. My Church History class is currently researching missions work, and I was fortunate enough to stumble upon your page! I wanted to tell you that I think what you are doing is fantastic. It is so amazing to see someone so devoted to spreading Christ's love and His Word, especially in Japan! You look like you're having so much fun while you're there spreading the Gospel!

I was wondering if you had time, could you please answer a few questions I have about your work? I would like to know why you chose Japan as your destination. How do you feel that God is using you? What kind of hardships have you faced while there? When did you first think you would be a missionary? And lastly, what is your favorite part about being in missions work? I would love to hear from you!

My email address is kawaiidottie@gmail.com. I am praying for you, and I thank you for your devotion to the LORD and the inspiration you give to many (like me!)

~~*~~Dottie A. ^.~

Reina Shelby said...

Hi! As I came to leave a comment, I see that there's another person with a similar request!! My name is Reina Shelby and I'm a mom of 3 homeschooled children in Northern California (though my husband is from Bryan/College Station).

My oldest son is going has an assignment from his church class to interview a missionary. I've written to a few, but so far no one has responded! He must have it done by April 10. I know this is not much of a notice, but we had given other missionaries 3 weeks and we haven't heard from any!! If you cannot get back to us before the 10th, I'd still appreciate your response after that. Here's a note from my son.


My name is Kepler Shelby. I'm 8 years old and I am homeschooled. I go to AWANA club at First Arcata Baptist Church in Arcata, California. I have an assignment to ask a missionary a few questions. Can you please help me? Here are the questions.

1. Where do you work?

2. What is your job?

3. Are there many Christians in Japan?

4. How do you talk about Jesus?

Thank you for helping.

Kepler Shelby