I am in my last week of employment at Union Savings Bank. It’s wonderful! This Sunday will start our four-day revival at church with Richard Green. I’m very excited to hear him speak again before I leave for Japan.
Speaking of Japan, my paperwork is still in Japan. What I’m waiting on right now is my certificate of eligibility. This is issued by the Japanese government, and my paperwork for it had to be mailed to the church in Japan, and they had to take it to the immigration office. Once it’s approved and processed (we’re in the third week of the process), then the church will mail it back to me, and I will mail that, with my visa application and passport, to he Japanese embassy in Detroit. I could drive up there…but I don’t really feel like it. Mailing it won’t take much time at all though, a max of 5 days. Either way, it doesn’t look like I’m leaving on the 24th, since I’ll have to have my passport to board the plane. Yippee! Just waiting on God for this, He’s got it all taken care of.
This Saturday is my going away party! I hope that a lot of people show up. I also get to see my brother and sister-in-law, and I’m thrilled about that! It’ll be a while before I see them again, so I’m excited. Also, I believe that my cousins who live in Tokyo are going to come and visit me in Shimonoseki during my break in August. We’ll get to go sight-seeing then, and that’ll be so much fun to spend time with them.
I don’t like to think that I’m psychosomatic, or a hypochondriac in any way, BUT I’ve developed a cough lately, and that doesn’t usually happen for me…I’m thinking I have walking pneumonia. I don’t feel sick except for my cough…so I’m thinking that’s it. I’ve discovered that if I breathe through my nose, I don’t cough nearly as much.
My uncle Tom has been sent back home. The mass in his abdomen (the one the size of a softball) is too large to operate on, so, they biopsied it and will get the results back for that early next week. They’re hoping he will get stronger and then they can do maybe used chemo to reduce the size and then operate. This is cool, his website: http://ourfriendtom.com/web/
Near the bottom on the right is a link to “Who’s Among Us”. Click on the link and then on the upper left side, click on “MAPS”. A screen will come up with stars showing people who have visited the sight. Those currently on are representd by pulsating stars, but it’s really neat to see how wide-spread my uncle’s influence has been…all around the world! What a blessed man to know that so many care for him! What great things God has done with his life!
I think that’s it for me! Oh…Happy Pi Day (3/14)…it’s also my 9 month birthday. No gifts just yet…come to my party tomorrow though! 🙂 Later!!