Posted by: thewhitesintokyo | September 7, 2008

Thank the Lord!

Literally. We found a great new church home today! Walking around a very posh, high-class shopping area called Omotesando yesterday, we saw a cross on the outside of a building and a sign saying “Tokyo Union Church.” We stepped in, and though we didn’t see anyone, we found a service schedule, and decided to come check it out the next morning.

We loved it the minute we walked in. People were incredibly welcoming, the service was a nice ecumenical mix of traditional and contemporary, and we’ve now joined both the Sanctuary Choir and the Evening Praise Service Music Team.

And you know it’s a good fit when both of us were moved to tears toward the end of our first service there. After communion, we joined in a few hymns together, and the unique sound of an international congregation chiming in on the songs was simply beautiful. A wonderful older woman beside us sang out with her own harmonies, and the room filled with the sound of worship. Between this experience and Brad’s homemade mac & cheese last night, we’ve had some nice moments lately that have reminded us of home.

This week, we’ll finally be receiving our shipment from Minnesota, Internet and cable TV lines will be installed in our apartment, and we’ll get our cell phone service started as well. God has certainly provided everything we could possibly need (and more) since we arrived nearly a month ago, and life continues to unfold in wonderful new directions. We’ll just keep on following His lead. Thanks for checking in on us. Please leave comments if you have a minute, or send us an email at either address below.

Bradley.r.white@gmail.com

Rachael.l.white@gmail.com

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  1. Sounds like God lead you to a great church. I can just picture the two of you with tears in your eyes during the service. It’s amazing how God works in our lives and no doubt the people in this church will become like family. That will help you both in so many ways. May God continue to bless you and guide you on this exciting adventure. Love you both.
    Love,
    Maaa

  2. Sounds like God lead you to a great church. I can just picture the two of you with tears in your eyes during the service. It’s amazing how God works in our lives and no doubt the people in this church will become like family. That will help you both in so many ways. May God continue to bless you and guide you on this exciting adventure. Love you both.
    Love,
    Maaa

  3. “Thanks for checking in on us,” you wrote – and “please leave comments if you have a minute”.
    Well, first of all, of course I’m checking in on you (your blog, your mom, email)…
    And second, if you two can find the time to write such beautiful, interesting, sharing entries, the least I can do is take the time to
    leave a comment. So here it is:
    Thanks for sharing. Each new entry is a newly-discovered treasure – treasures I imagine will become infinitely precious to the two of you years down the road.
    Be well, be happy, be safe – and post more pictures!
    Love, from Aunt J in Hermitage

  4. “Thanks for checking in on us,” you wrote – and “please leave comments if you have a minute”.
    Well, first of all, of course I’m checking in on you (your blog, your mom, email)…
    And second, if you two can find the time to write such beautiful, interesting, sharing entries, the least I can do is take the time to
    leave a comment. So here it is:
    Thanks for sharing. Each new entry is a newly-discovered treasure – treasures I imagine will become infinitely precious to the two of you years down the road.
    Be well, be happy, be safe – and post more pictures!
    Love, from Aunt J in Hermitage


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