Hello Everyone! Wow we had an exciting day today! Lemme just get right into it. After worship and prayer we set out for Tokyo University again. As usual, Daniel met a super cool dude on the train.
As we got onto campus, the boys ate lunch with one of the dancers we met while the girls went to Shibuya to have lunch with one of the girls.
While sitting in the cafeteria, Justin was playing on his ukelele. On the next table over, Josh noticed there were some guys looking over at Justin playing. Josh asked them, “You wanna try?” Then we were able to talk story with them. It turns out they are graduate science students. So it was cool making new friends with them.
We were super blessed because they invited us to and exhibition of their studies tomorrow. So we plan to support them. Looking forward to see their work!
As we talked story with them, Jade and Keiko came to meet us with some delicious cheese pie thing from Pablos and we shared it with our new friends.
After the guys left, we moved to another table downstairs. While there, we were waiting for one of our friends, Norihiko to drop by. We met Nori last week Thursday and got to talk story with him. He is one of the most happy and awesome graduate student’s that we had a privilege of meeting in Todai. Then today we talked more and started talking about his life and family.
We sat down and chatted with him for awhile. Was super cool hearing his story and hanging out.
Then I (Shaun) noticed on the table beside me, 3 people drawing. I looked over and I complimented on their work. They shared with me that they were planning an art show this coming Saturday that Todai was hosting. At the same time, I noticed that Josh prayed over Nori.
He was so touched, that he asked if he could pray again but this time, he wanted to record! So Josh did. Then Josh shared with him about Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, I continued my conversation with the artists on the other table. Amongst them, was Yuico. She was the one coordinating the show. Was cool hearing their story of putting together the show and encouraged her that she is doing a great thing in coordinating the event. Then I asked if I could draw with them, so I ended drawing one of the dudes there. Was able to share my portfolio with them and my passion for art and how it intertwines with my walk with God. Was able to invited them out to our upcoming events like the talent show and also to come visit Grace tokyo. Was fun drawing together with them.
While drawing, I could hear what sounded like the prayer to receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and it was Nori (who was sitting next to me) praying it! WOW! Right then and there, in the cafeteria with lots of students around eating and hanging out, Nori made a decision for Jesus Christ!
Praise God! Was so awesome to have been a witness of that!
We all celebrated with him and encouraged him with his decision. We are so excited for him! We hung out for a bit more with him then he had to get going.
It is amazing how God is using this team. Each one playing a vital part in friendship and sharing Christ’s love.
Afterwards, it was so cool that Yurika came out to hang out with us.
She played a little song on the uke for us!
Meanwhile, we continued talking story with the artists at the table beside us and our team was able to meet them as well. They shared with us that they were asking students to draw what they crave. They even offered if we would like to draw something for the show, so Daniel and I drew something. Daniel drew something and he shared with them at the table that he craved to see his whole family in heaven. I did a handstyle of a favorite scripture of mine. I shared with them the scripture I wrote and that I crave the scriptures from the bible because it brings life and it challenges my heart and the way I live. Afterwards, we took a group picture with our new friends.
Was so great meeting them.
After we left the cafeteria we met Tait who was dancing. It turns out it was his birthday! So we encouraged him that we would like to take him out to have dinner. He agreed. So we met him after he had to take care of things. Then we walked from Todai to Shibuya!
It wasn’t too long, but we were able to see a different part of the city. So that was cool!
We all walked together and found a place to eat. Afterwards, hung out at the arcade.
After that we surprised him singing happy birthday and blessed him with a little dessert with a candle on it.
Was super awesome to be there to hang out with him. We walked back to Hachi-Ko statue.
Tait blessed us with a dance routine he was working on. Here it is…. Hope you like it Tait!
Was such a great way to end our day. Was super cool to celebrate with him on his 19th birthday!