The cars the team rented were Toyota’s Noahs. It was exciting news for the team, as God made a special covenant with Noah in the bible.
Every day, we packed ourselves into our Noah’s arks to get to the towns of people who called us for assistance.
On the last morning in Kurihara, I woke up early to catch the sunrise again.
It was the same sun and at the same place, yet it was different from what I saw the other morning.
I received His love and thanked Him for raising the sun beautifully yet again. As the chilly cold wind was blowing hard that morning, I started to head back to the church.
Then I felt tiny raindrops falling on my face, and something made me look up at the sky behind the church building.
I squealed in excitement at what I saw.
God had planned more than a sunrise for me!
He gave me a delightful surprise – a full rainbow arching over Kurihara Baptist Church!
Despite the extremely strong and chilly cold wind that morning, I felt warm standing under the rainbow.
I enjoyed the Lord’s awesome presence immensely.
J-さん and H-さん, it was a spectacular sight, wasn’t it?
I counted my blessings throughout this trip and thanked Him for the work He has begun in Japan.
I claimed His promises for me, and for the people in Japan that He will rebuild the brokenness in their lives.
If this trip was a present from God to each of us on the team, it was one bundled from the beginning to the end with colourful strings from the rainbow. He filled the present with His love, hope, joy and peace.
I’m carrying this precious gift with me to the next destination.