“The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here! He has risen, just as he said he would! Come and see the place where he was lying. 7 Go quickly! Tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead. He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” Matthew 28:5-7
Happy Easter from Japan! He is risen!
We hope you had a blessed Easter. Our Easter was filled with joy and gratitude.
Recently, many Japanese stores are selling Easter related items such as egg shaped cookies and stuffed bunnies, and there are signs saying “Happy Easter”. However, if you ask those who are selling them if they know the meaning of Easter, many of they would say no.
In our English classes, we let the kids dye eggs and shared why we celebrate Easter.
We read the children’s Bible to share what Jesus did for us. Several kids asked us questions after the class and some moms told us they had never heard the story. Praise God for the opportunity we had to share!
On Sunday, we led the children’s Sunday School class and used the resurrection eggs to share the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We were encouraged to know many kids could tell us what each item meant. We could see curiosity in Luke’s eyes as it was his first time to see the resurrection eggs. As his parents, we have such an important responsibility to teach him about Jesus and we look forward to sharing more in the future. The kids also had the Easter egg hunt. We brought lots of plastic eggs and Easter candy from America and they made these sweet kids so happy! After Sunday School, we had a special worship service where Michael preached. We are thankful God is using us to deliver His message! Thank you for praying for us and supporting us!