Brief Update: Long Distance Marriage

Greetings! Emi writing from LA, wanting to update on our journey. I’m going to keep this short, like a one minute read. Remember how I was talking about doing internship in LA? So that’s happening. I moved to LA (well, now more like OC). LA has been real good to me. My family is here, my […]

On Injuring Yourself in Japan

Super Speed Exactly three weeks ago, I was in a rush to change trains in the early morning hours when I lost my balance on a staircase. I was in quite the hurry to make the next train, so using my Flash-like supernatural speed, I attempted to use the last step of the staircase to change directions […]

After one year or: when it rains it pours

Yesterday marked one year to the day since Emi and I moved to Japan. And as if He were honoring this anniversary, God has been providing us with more and more chances to serve in the community and local church. True to the maxim, “when it rains, it pours,” it has been and seems that […]

Residency Trip 2015 & A Visit Home

Greetings, family and friends! May Jesus be glorified always. Emi here. I’m writing to you with such renewed spirit and heart. The Lord restored so much joy in me during this month through my trip to the States. I. Regent University’s Residency Program in Virginia Beach Just like last year, I once again visited Regent […]

April Update

Hello family and friends! Grace and peace to you from God our father. Emi here. We’ve been posting other topics on the blog so I’m sure you’re curious to know what Erich and I have been up to. Thankfully, we have been doing way better compared to the last update in February. I. YMCA and […]

The History of Christian Persecution in Japan: The 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki

It might surprise you to learn that in the late 16th century, Japan nearly became a Christian nation. We don’t normally do this, but my friend Cody discovered an excellent article on the history of Christian persecution in Japan that I felt I just needed to re-post. The article is a short read, considering that it spans from […]

Japanese Christianese: 200 Spiritual Vocabulary Words

While school stretches year round for me here in Japan, I’m thankful that the YMCA rewards our dedicated study with lengthy breaks between terms–breaks that enable to us to catch up on work, hobbies and do a little traveling. We have a some great photos from our trips we’ll put up in another post, but for […]