We are 4 hours from departing for the airport, and 6.5 hours from taking off on our adventure to Tokyo. There are 7 of us from THF making this trek: Myself, Kyle Plumlee, Lindsey Cowan (McEachern), Mario Jimenez, Mackenzie Martindale, Machenzee Clevenger, and Kaitlyn Creel. We covet your prayers, and take comfort in knowing that the THF faithful will be praying for us daily.
I will be sending daily updates once we get into the swing of things. For most of our team, this is their first time to travel internationally, and even more of our team’s first time to Japan. I will try to make sure you hear from them, as well, about their experiences. Remember, though, that Tokyo is 14 hours ahead of Lubbock, so bear with us as we try to get the updates out for you to read during that same day.
The work we will be doing is a little different than our trips to closed
countries. In Japan, we can openly share The Good News, so I encourage you to forward our updates. However, for the security of our people on the ground in Tokyo, I will be intentionally leaving out details that might cause awkward situations for them.
One last thing, please help spread the word that there will not be our normal Youth Gatherings tonight or next Wednesday. On Wednesday, July 14, we will be taking a trip to Super Summer. Details are on the web site and at the youth table in the Mall. If students are interested, they need to e-mail me as we have limited space to transport students.
Thanks for all you do for the kingdom!
Youth Pastor, THF