30 August 2007

Arrived in Hiroshima

Here we are in Hiroshima... the place I'll call home for 12 months! Hard to think I'll be here that long. Many things will happen... many things will change.

Sachiko-sensei (director of the English school) met me at the train station. She took me to the school and showed me around here. I met the pastor, director of school and quite a few other staff.

On this building location (in the heart of Hiroshima), there is the Hiroshima SDA (Seventh-day Adventist Christian) English school, Hiroshima SDA Primary School, SDA Kindergarten, Japanese Church (weekly), and English church (monthly). I can look forward to worshipping God in Japanese!

Haven't been to my new home yet or met my flat mate. His name is George and is from Papua New Guinea. Look forward to meeting him! He also teaches here. Our apartment is about 5 min bike ride from the school.

Grabbed a bite to eat and will head out for dinner with the director. Many things to learn. Lunch tomorrow with the staff. Church on Sabbath. Sunday? Monday... probably preparing for teaching, and then Tuesday it all begins.

3 comments:

Gavin said...

Sounds like things have been full on so far. Looking forward to more updates, Cheers Gav

gerson said...

You will love it! I worked for the Hiroshima SDA church back in 1997 to 1998 although my mission work was in Hatsukaichi, not far from there. It brings lot of fond memories. Try to get some okonomiyaki. Who is the pastor there now? Take care brother and GOD bless.

Best regards,
Gerson Dominguez

gerson said...

Hopefully you can tell me if some members are there. I have been trying to contact the church since 2000 and no results until after many years of surfing the internet I found your blog, it is a great miracle.

GOD bless you always there in Hiroshima and else where.

Best regards,
Gerson Dominguez