Well, after many many hours of traveling (a few too many for me), I have safely arrived back here in Japan. Thanks all for your prayers.
It's so awesome to be back. Seriously I think I ran all pure adrenalin all day today. It's great.
The new camp is pretty nice, it's in the woods, by a lake, full of stinkbugs.....
Unfortunate the internet here is really bad. Supposedly they are working on fixing it but it probably won't be up and running right till sometime in June. :P
There was an earthquake last night that shook all the bunk beds. Got to see and reconnect with Lesley, Justin, and a bunch of other Shichigahama people over breakfast. Morning devotions was really good – Mike talked about Nehemiah (I've been hearing quite a bit about that story lately – I think there is something the Lord is trying to tell me.)
Worked doing floors pretty much all day – framing, blue-boarding, and screwing in.
It's pretty fun though – there are three teams all working right in the same spot. We are working on one house, the mud out crew is in the house just across the driveway, and there is another construction crew in the house right next to us – so we all get to have our breaks and lunch together.
We did have a bit of an accident today, as one of the guys here for a few days from CA sawed off a piece of his finger. He ended up going to the hospital and he's doing well – it wasn't that bad – just a bit off the tip. But the whole thing turned out to be really great because the neighbor (who's house is also being worked on) ended up taking her to the hospital, so they got to talk to him the whole way there, and then in the waiting room he asked if he could pray for the guys finger “even though I'm not a Christian yet.” So the Lord is really working there already. All things work together for good and for His glory.
Other then that the day was really good. Like really REALLY good. I'm so happy right now.
I don't think I realized how much I missed being here till I got back. So I'm really just loving all of it – all the roads full of potholes, the bowing, the earthquakes, the mandatory tea breaks, the chopsticks, the awesome christian fellowship, everything.
God is soooo good. So so so good.
I think we are planting a garden tomorrow. Or maybe that's on Saturday......