We woke up early to clean, pack up and check out of the guest house that had been our home for the week. We then headed out to Yoshito’s house for a last conversation over breakfast. We discussed the events of the week and how we were feeling about Fuchu, Soma and returning to Japan. After a good discussion we made our way out to the ‘Garage,’ the local bar in Yoshito’s neighbor. This was exciting because the ‘Garage’ is a picture of how Jesus is growing his church in Fuchu. 2 years ago Yoshito and his wife, Ami, began reaching out to their neighbors and sharing the gospel with them. Now their missional community had outgrown their house and the owner of the bar opened the door for them to gather there.
We shared lunch together and enjoyed meeting some of the old faces from our spring trip and a few new faces. Then after snapping a few pictures we headed out to the station to catch the train to the airport. On the way we were able to say goodbye to Jeff and Todd who were returning from sharing at another church that morning and were on their way to the ‘garage’ to share the gospel story with Yoshito’s MC.
On the way home Jeremy and I spent much of our trip talking through what we learned and how we were impacted by what we saw.
Friends, thank you for supporting us on this trip and please continue to pray for us as we make plans to return to work with Yoshito in Tokyo.