Keeping in mind that the word "Easter" is a later add-on of dubious origin, I happily join the Eastern Orthodox in using the word "Pascha". Just the word, friends.
He is risen! He is risen indeed!
The church where we usually go gave us little Easter cards, w/ pictures of chicks singing songs on them. Argh.
On the upside, we met some new people last night at a dinner where about 16 were present. We shared the Gospel (mostly in Japanese) w/ a teacher whom we will shortly give a Bible. That's coolness! Yes, our vocabulary is increasing - we wereat one of the elem schools on Kikai, to able to use some words like:
And now Aubrey found another list w/ some more goodies:
-communion (not sure if it means the Eucharist, the Lord's Table; or fellowshiping)
So that's cool.
These are more pix of Kyle's time on Kikai. There are Kyle and me atop the railing at the high point of the Araki boardwalk, only 10 minutes by bike from our house. There are some fisherman who had an apparently fruitful outing on the coral shores. There are Aubrey and Michiyo walking from Sugira Beach to the boardwalk, which is a very pleasant walk. And then there's the monument to a group of (I think) 4 kamikaze pilots who were shot down over Kikai before being able to complete their mission (at least, that's the idea I got from Michiyo). If it were me, I would have erected a monument to the American pilots who shot them down before they were able to do more pointless harm to Japan's liberators. But they didn't ask for clear thinking on this monument, so what are you gonna do?