|Ueno Park... This path fills with sakura blossoms in April, I've read.|
|Tokyo National Museum|
|I spy a clapping otter. :)|
"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
From my glimpse of Japan, I observed that it is full of beautiful people, disciplined and polite as their culture and standards have taught them, yet are really in need to hear the Gospel of peace and hope. I ask that we keep praying for Japan with their current national issues such as the nuclear situation in Fukushima and the nation's suicide rates, which has continued to exceed the 30,000 mark for fourteen straight years, according to The Japan Times. My prayer is that people would hear that in Christ, there is hope and a future, especially for those devastated by calamities, unemployment, and other drastic changes in life.
My heart goes out also to the Japanese Christian churches. I pray that growth and encouragement would be with them always. I hope that when I do visit Japan again that I would be able to visit one of the churches there.