I got back from the UK on Thuesday night, about 10pm. On Friday morning I headed off to our International Friendship Camp. Our camps are one of the few things we do together as a field, so while they're really tiring - especially if you've just stepped off a longhaul flight - I'm starting to find them more and more worthwhile. Particularly that one, since I didn't have to do very much at it. :)
My blog is really a surrogate short-term memory. If I don't blog, I can't remember what I've been doing recently. And it has been a fairly hectic few weeks.
(I've started blogging in Japanese again; click the æ¥ button below if that's something that concerns you…)
It's been an up and down week in the life of Nagahama church.
Speaking of snow…
On Wednesday I got back from a rather good holiday in Hokkaido with some Bible college friends. I seem to have brought the Hokkaido snow with me, because for the past three days I've had to dig myself out of my house.
My first time cooking Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings - turkey, gravy, bread sauce, little sausages in bacon, peas, carrots, sprouts, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes; mince pies; Christmas cake.
They told me not to send out a prayer letter at Christmas, because nobody ever reads them. So instead I'm going to dump the unprocessed contents of my brain onto the blog:
Friday was a very joyful day. In the morning, I was doing a visit to a local primary school as part of their "world festival" - the school had rounded up a few likely foreigners, and we had to give a short presentation on our home countries and then a thirty-minute activity. I got the kids doing the London Bridge nursery rhyme and game, and while it was a bit slow to start, they got there in the end.