Hong Kong – Day 3

We started day 3 with a trip to Lantau Island. We took the cable cars to the Po Lin Monastery where the biggest Buddha statue in the world sits. When we got there, it looked a little like Disneyland had taken over... like a "Kung-fu Panda Land". But once we got closer to the statue, …

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Hong Kong – Day 2

Hong Kong seems like it has 3 major things in the city. Malls, skyscrapers, and old, dingy apartment buildings. After going to the mall on our 2nd day in the city, we headed over to Stanley. Stanley is an area in the southeast of Hong Kong. It's named after a British Lord, but the local …

Japan is Too Cool Part 1 – Mobile Grocery Store

In Ishinomaki, there are some neighborhoods with a lot of grandmas and grandpas. So what did the Japanese do? They created a mobile grocery store that can drive up the hill to their neighborhoods! It's a converted bus with baskets, a refrigerator section, fresh veggies, etc. Check it out. TOO COOL.

Kaerimasu.

After a full year, I have returned. One year ago, I was able to lead a short term team from my church to the Tohoku region of Japan (in Iwate) to help in the relief effort with CRASH Japan. This year, I have returned with another team (the 3rd official team from our church to …