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Japan Team - July 2012's Blog

Hi all! Konnichiwa! It's a breezy Thursday here in Yamamoto-cho as I (Rebecca) write this blog. It's a bit late, but here's an update on the last few days. 

On Sunday night, we regrouped with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) team. Monday was a day off so we had plans for a bit of touring. Cal and Edie Cummings, the two OPC missionaries, picked us up Monday morning, as Morris and Yui were still on holiday, and took us on a...

Konnichiwa! Many great things have been happening here in Yamamoto-cho the last couple of days! 

Some of our team members have been working in Mrs. Suzuki's field. In order for the field to be usable, the soil needs to be sifted and decontaminated. The rocks also need to be picked out of the soil. Bruce, Marc, Rebecca and Lauren have been working at that site at different points in the last two days.

Others from our team spent time at the strawberry...

Hello everyone! Konnichiwa. Tuesday morning came all too soon. The team woke up to the bright sunshine and birds chirping at 5 am, refreshed and ready to face our first day out in the field. Breakfast was prepared by our partner team from the OPC church who arrived last Friday. Considering the size of our combined teams (17 people), we split up into various teams. One team went to work at a strawberry farm potting, weeding and setting up greenhouses. Another...

Hello Everyone! We have travelled for over 24 hours and are now settling in at the Nozomi Center in Yamamoto-Cho, Japan! The plane flew north over the Arctic Ocean, and then down to Japan over Russia.  To see the gigantic ice floats was spectacular! The team is now tired and resting as we have to get up early tomorrow to go to work. Pictures will be posted soon!...