Do you miss us already? We left the US for Japan on July 7th. We have been settling in and getting ministry geared up for another term in Japan. We have just completed our ’09 US tour of our partnering churches, one of the best. For six months we shared messages, hung out in small groups, met up with pastors and missions sending teams, and recruited future short-term and long-term missionaries. We also had key times with our extended family, both our kids and John’s mom. We are so grateful to God that in the midst of the worst economy in our lifetimes we were able to increase our financial support and return to Japan as scheduled. Our next Home Assignment “US tour” date is scheduled for Jan 2012 – July 2012.