The newest Iris missionaries

The newest Iris missionaries

Danielle and I are thrilled to share that as of April,... we're officially Missionaries with Iris Global! What this means to us For us, joining Iris Global represents joining our family and friends in the pursuit, and ministry of, Jesus across the world. As we've watched the Lord connect-the-dots over the years, we believe this to be part of a divine strategy unfolding before us, directly impacting what we do here in Japan. We're looking forward to building relationships with and learning from the wonderful people that make up the organization. Iris Global's Core Values I've never connected with a set of core values more so. 1. We understand that we can find God, and can experience intimacy, communication and companionship with Him in His Presence, if we share His love for righteousness.2. We are totally dependent on Him for everything, and we need and expect miracles of all kinds to sustain us and confirm the Gospel in our ministry.3. We look for revival among the broken,...
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What I’m learning: No.2

What I’m learning: No.2

Our first winter In Japan We're making our way through the first of (hopefully) many winters here in Japan. With an average temperature floating between 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit, we've had some beautiful days despite being the coldest time of the year. Though it has been a really difficult month in some ways, we're still doing quite well! Every day we seem to understand a little more of the language, and our day-to-day routines here in Japan are becoming more familiar. New student Takoyaki party Dinner with friends! Japanese gesture game I wasn't very good at this at all... Lunch with Friends! Lots of Japanese homework, everyday! Having just started this series on "what I'm learning," I went into the month really excited about writing this post. I began taking notes of everything I was learning. It's amazing how much more you notice when you're looking for something! In just a few days I realized I had way too much to fit in a month's blog,...
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2019 Update & What I’m learning No.1

2019 Update & What I’m learning No.1

(Belated) Merry Christmas! (I asked a group of Japanese middle school students, in Japanese, to take this for us. The girls in the group started making heart signs at us, "awwww"ing when I put my arm around Danielle... <3 ) We hope everyone reading this had a wonderful Christmas this year! We miss you dearly, and send our love from Japan. It's 12:07 A.M. ... ...and I'm behind my keyboard, fingers clicking away. My inspiration to write is fairly akin to nature's calling, with hopefully at least a marginal difference in end result. I've been learning a lot lately and thought to myself this evening, "I should document this!" with the hope it doesn't just go in one ear and out the other. So, starting this month I'm going to make an effort to report my process and what I'm learning on a monthly basis. Hopefully I won't have to eat those words come next month! But, given it being...
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