The team made it back to Huntsville on Sunday night (Jan. 11) around 9PM. It was a long "day." We got to see the sunrise twice in one day. Our flights took us from Tokyo to LA (9hours), from LA to Dallas, and from Dallas to Huntsville. As we flew over San Fransico I was able to see the Golden Gate Bridge from my seat. I couldn't believe how clearly we were able to see it. As we were preparing to land in LA I saw the "Hollywood" sign and several other landmarks of LA.
It was actually a very smooth trip. We all made it through customs without any problems and all of our luggage arrived with us in Huntsville!
Thanks again to all of you who have lifted us up to our Heavenly Father during our trip. We felt your prayers each day we were gone and they helped give us strength, endurance, patience, and much laughter! It was truly a privilege to travel with and lead this group. Please continue to pray for our missionaries in Japan and for the Japanese people. Pray that the "scales" will fall from their eyes so they can see their great need for Jesus. We have the "key" to the "door" they are searching for to open. The thing is, they don't even know they are in need of the "door," because Satan has them so bound up. Our God loves them and sent His only Son to die for them, and they need to hear that wonderful news. Ask Him to continue to open doors of opportunity to share Jesus with the men, women, young adults, and children of Japan. And one day maybe it will be known as the Land of the Risen Son!