Updates from the Japan Team – Day 5 (with pictures!)

For those of you who don’t know, Lighthouse just sent off a short-term Missions Team to Japan! Since the beginning, Lighthouse has been focusing on Japan as one of its target countries (in terms of evangelism), and we have finally sent our first team. Daichi, Joy, Zach, Mark, Christina (and kids) will be partnering with Christ Bible Institute in Nagoya, spending time with the teams there, and teaching musical worship seminars. Team Member/Summer Intern Zach will be sending daily updates so keep checking back!



8:00AM – Prep for missionary luncheon at the Cha’s.
10:00AM – Arrive at CBI for the luncheon.
10:30AM – Musical Worship lead by Shoma-chan! (just kidding…Daichi lead)

Shoma leads worship
11:00AM – Message from one of the CBS graduates.
12:30PM – Lunch. We had chili.
2:00PM – Prep for dinner barbecue (NOT a cookout because it doesn’t translate well).
5:00PM – Barbecue event.

This was probably the craziest day in terms of serving. We woke up early to eat breakfast and then head over to the Cha’s place carrying 45lbs of cans in a suitcase through the train. But it was good. We ran out of chili pretty fast because there were more people than were expected. The missionaries said that they really missed it, and Hide said that it was his first time having it.

Fabulous Hide

luncheon rayl

luncheon katos

Daichi and Mark lead worship before lunch during the meeting. They sang All Creatures of Our God and KingIn Christ AloneAmazing Grace (Japanese), and How Great is Our God (Japanese).

staff meeting worship 1

After, we helped Bethlehem Baptist Church put on a barbecue event. It was great working with them. We washed and prepared lettuce, made hamburger patties, and cut pickles. It was fun. When the event started, Mark came by and did all the grilling while me and Daichi buttered and toasted buns. Joy was inside putting burgers together as they came out.


Mark Game Face

Joy Game Face 2

bbq crowd 2

It was pretty crazy serving all of the people that came out to the event. We weren’t able to talk to anyone because we were always working, but we are glad we were able to serve them and create and opportunity for the missionaries and CBI to reach out to people.