While in northern Japan Mark spoke at a Sunday morning service. Afterwards Mary Esther gave a Wheelchairs of Hope presentation/workshop. Both were well received—thanks for praying.
Having not used Japanese for almost 9 months, it was painful and humbling to hear myself. Afterwards a lady came up and said “thank you for using simple Japanese so we could all understand.” Interpreted that means “We both know your vocabulary and sentence structure was at a kindergarten level, but I want to say something to encourage you so you won’t feel you’ve lost face.” The Japanese are masters at making someone feel good about a “not so feel good” situation. And it was a reminder that God continues to be willing to use those who are weak.