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 […]

D-Day + 10: Missions Landing Report

Hello friends! Thank you for your prayers for our safe trip – we’ve made it to Japan! You may be wondering what Erich and I have been up to since landing. Our last post was over a month ago! It’s been a crazy past two weeks—let me tell you the highlights of our experience. こんにちは!たくさんの祈りを感謝します。無事に日本に着きました!日本に着いてからのエリックと私の状況についてアップデートしたいと思います。 Table […]

Pack Your Bags!

Shinsekai (新世界) pictured above. Despite it’s energetic feel, the area is famed for being one of Japan’s most dangerous districts as a result of minimal redevelopment after World War II. Cleared for Immigration Late Thursday night (Friday morning in Japan), I received confirmation from the YMCA Japanese Langauge School in Osaka Japan that Osaka’s immigration bureau has […]

A Trip to Virginia

I. Regent University – Residency Program The online counseling program at Regent requires a week of residency program in the fall, and this year it happens to be on the first week of August. First of all, the program was intense and nerve-wrecking at first. The counseling skills class throws me in front of a recording […]

A Day Spent in Wanderlust

Meeting Darren Wilson and Seeing the Holy Ghost Movie Last Friday I had a great opportunity to spend some time with the folks at Wanderlust Productions and pre-screen their new film Holy Ghost. I backed the project on Kickstarter last year, which is how I got connected with them and soon found myself with an […]

日本への引っ越しの準備 Preparation for Japan

Hello! Emi here. こんにちは!恵美です。 Even though the blog is supposed to be Erich and Emi’s, I have never contributed in writing a post yet. So I decided to update our loyal readers on our preparation progress regarding our move to Japan. 主人と始めたブログにまだ一回も書いていないので、日本への引っ越しの準備について書く事にしました。 As many of you know, we are leaving for Japan in September. “Isn’t that less […]

Whale Sharks! and Atlanta

By this point, if you’re the faithful reading type, you’ve probably noticed the absence of California Trip Part II. Shortly after recovering from the illness that allotted me the free time to write the former post, I was launched into extreme busyness with school and visa applications and work. Fortunately, this holiday weekend has given […]