Thursday, May 31, 2007

What do I say now

I say nothing because I am writing! Oh wow, this jet lag is terrible because my jokes are so corny. Terrible. Anyway, where do I begin (question mark). By the way, I do not know where the question mark is on this wacky keyboard, so whenever I need a question mark to end a sentence I will just do like I did above. Hope it works. So, like I always say, let us begin at the beginning...

I woke up this morning at around 8, but did not need to be up until 9. Again, I woke up before the alarm! Crazy! Also, Holly woke up about the same time as me. We put on our super cool yellow LST shirts, and around 9 Adam, Shane, and Bryan were at the church. Tyler woke up. We had an information meeting at 10 and had a pretty good turnout. Around 10:45 it was over, so Tyler and I took the others around Taga. Sweet! It was so cool because I actually knew where I was going.

We got back to the church at around 11:15 and some of the church members had lunch for us. Awesome! How sweet. Adam is already craving Buffalo Wild Wings, so Tomoko made buffalo wings, not knowing of his craving. They were so good, and she made them herself.

Meeting with Judith.

After the meeting, we went to get a snack, and then Adam and I left for ICC for our second info meeting. As we were walking to the building, Kiara-cho, we saw a guy throwing a javelin. I thought those were outlawed, but I guess not. We went inside Kiara-cho.

Once inside, some of the people were finishing up their Thursday singing time, but when they saw Adam they wanted to do a few more songs. In most of the Church of Christ (CoC) hymms, the guys sing lead while the women echo, or vice versa. This one lady wanted to do this song, but had never been able to because there was no guy to sing. She had her wish! We did a few worship songs, and then we helped them paint these super cool signs about giving away umbrellas because the rainy season is about to start. On the handle of the umbrella is a scripture, so that is neat.

Time for the info meeting. After relocating twice, we finally settled in the prayer room upstairs in Kiara-cho. People were lined up outside and just kept coming! Finally, I gave my speech and began signing readers up. Today, 14 came. 18 in all! Praise Jesus!! Who! Adam had all but two show, and I was wrong previously. All but one of mine showed today. We finally left, but as we were leaving, Hanna (she comes from a Christian home. Hanna is not a Japanese name, so it was unusual to have a Hanna. Also, one of Adams readers name is Sara. Same situation. Plus, I also cannot find the apostrophe, so the posessive state is implied.) stopped me in the doorway and gave me this awesome alien figurine from Toy Story. My favorite movie! Sweet! He is too cool. We were on our way when Hanna called out for Adam-san and she gave him this little bitty figurine that was so cute. She said that it was small, but it was ok. Adam loved it. It was like an alien sitting in a glass with a straw and a lemon coming out. It was pretty cute.

We returned to Taga for the last info meeting. Shane did all the talking for that one, and soon they were finished signing up their readers. We were all pretty hungry, so we invited Ayumi and Tomomi to have dinner with us. We walked to the restaurant and it was delicious. Tyler, Holly, Shane and I had shrimp tempura, while Adam had this fried chicken and rice stuff. The two other girls had udong noodles. We were thankful they came with us or else we would not have known how to order or pay. Sweet!

That was the super short version of my day. We had a great time today. Lovely! It is pretty chilly here, but I am glad that I brought a little hoodie. It has just been misting, but no heavy rain just yet.

Tomorrow is Friday, and normally that would be our day off, but we have our first reading sessions tomorrow. I do not have one until 11, but Adam has one at 9:25 so I am going to meet him at Omika station early and we will walk to the school together. Every morning I have to take the 8:57 train from Taga into Omika, and then we have to take the 7:03 train back to Taga. If we miss that one, we can take the 7:15. I think. I am still suffereing from jet lag, and this key board is really freaking me out. I cannot ask questions, use quotation marks, the at symbol, or apostrophe. Grr! Oh well, it is all alright. Is that correct English (question mark) Probably not. Well, have a great time in America (Canada) all! Unless you are not in America (Canada), then have a great time in the country in which you reside. I enjoy the comments!

God Bless you all.


Leigh said...

I can't believe you're back in Japan already! Say hello to everyone at Taga church for us and ENJOY your time!

God bless you,

Anonymous said...

hello jordan, sounds like you got into the groove quickly-i'm sure this year was much easier than last year. have you seen ms.kaminagi and mr.siato? i know you've had a great time renewing old acquaintances. your day sounds long, but full of purpose and fun. keep blogging, sweetie, we love hearing about your adventures.
i love you,