Today begins day 5 of our mission trip in Tokyo, Japan. I have quite honestly been overwhelmed to be back in this beautiful city. The minute we arrived in the city, my senses were flooded by all the sights, sounds and smells. Immediately memories from my trip 2 years ago rushed to my mind and I was once again reminded just how much I love these people. I am a chaperone for a group of students from Super Summer. They are from all over the state of Texas, but you would think that they have known each other for a lifetime. They love each other and I know this experience of sharing the gospel with so many will bond them strongly. Seeing faith in action through their conversations everyday is so encouraging!
Every morning we meet for worship and training. God has taught me so much as we have walked through the book of Acts. One of the verses that has stood out to me is chapter 4 verse 13. It says that when the elders saw Peter and John’s boldness they were astonished and they recognized they had been with Jesus. My hope and prayer for us as believers is that people will recognize when we have spent time with Jesus. Not because we’ve been to Super Summer or to Tokyo, but because we’ve been with the One who is above all and in all.
Our theme for this summer has been The Bottom Line. The bottom line of all that we do is to bring God glory! Psalm 46:10 is our prayer. Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth!
Father- to you alone be all glory and honor! Thank you for allowing us to be your hands and feet here in Tokyo!!