Well I returned to Sendai, after being in Nagoya for two months, in time to go to Murone Land. Murone Land is this magic place rigth outside of Murone city. There, there is a very small church that could possibly hold 20 people for a church service. But during Golden week* this tiny church in the country turns into a camp for children who has one foreign parent. Using 4 cars we took 22 kids and 8 adults out there last Friday. It was a blast.
The two days were spent playing games like twister, setting off fireworks, star gazing, making fancy jello for their parents, eating tons of food and prayer services. It was a success.
The Korean staff member was a priest, Fr. Lee. During the last prayer service he gave a talk about how none of us are alone. We might be one person and we think that there are problems that no one else understands but that is not the case. We have each other. We have God. We can and should navigate this life together. We should rely on one another. We are here to walk together with you in this life.
|Our parade that drove by us while star gazing|
|soon to be fancy jello|
|waiting in line for food|
*Golden week is a week in Japan where 4 of the 7 days not including the weekend are holidays. Therefor it deserves the term “Golden Week.”