Wednesday - July 31, 2019

Today was a rest day for the team after day 1 & 2 vacation bible school (VBS) at Saiwaicho church. In the morning, I shared my devotion with the team about finding rest in god and shared the passage from Psalm 62:5-8.

Yes, my soul, find rest in god, my hopes come from him, truly he is my rock and salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken, my salvation and honor depend on god. He is my mighty rock and my refuge, trust in him at all times, you people. Pour out your hearts to him, for god is our refuge.

The team has been very busy with traveling, trip planning, coordinating, building relationships with the local church and kids in japan. We focused on the administrative and logistics work, but sometimes we forgot that our body and soul need to rest. We need to remember that god is our rock and fortress, trust and rest in him. This passage was a good reminder that we need to rest and recharge our body / soul so that we can be mentally and physically prepare for the next two day of VBS.

After the devotional time, the team took some time to reflect and discuss what went well and what could be improved from the past two day of VBS. We went through each program activity and discuss if there was anything could change or do better. There were many great ideas and feedback from the team. The team worked really hard and did an amazing job during VBS. It was a good reflection time!

After we finished our VBS reflection meeting, the team took a break at a shopping mall 40 mins away from the church. We spent some time to see and experience the city. The team was relaxed and enjoyed some quality time with each other.

Please pray for day 1 and 2 younger elementary VBS tomorrow and May god give our team the strength to finish strong this week!