Japan Team 2015

This summer hundreds of students in Hita, Japan, participated in the seventh annual 日田夏の冒険 (Hita Summer Adventure) program.   More than a dozen young people from Grace Community Church lived with host families for four weeks, daily sharing with them the love of Jesus. We hosted two elementary day camps, a weekend retreat for junior high and high school students, and for the first time held a retreat for college students and young adults. Although it takes a long time for Japanese to understand the Gospel, over the years we have seen the seeds of change. Honoka Nitta, one of our students who came to Jesus a few years back wrote this to me:

“Thank you so much for all your work this summer in Hita. I can't express how much I am thankful that you've been devoting your life for the Lord, and go to Hita every summer. I am so glad that I was able to know Jesus through your team 4 years ago, and also thankful that you are still doing the work every summer. Thank you so so much. People in Hita love you, your family, and the team that you lead SO SO much!"

Photo: Team members attending the church Shalom in Hita, Japan