Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Japan 101 - Tuesday

Another busy day. We kicked off a monthly PWOC Activity - Japan 101. We plan to run this through September.  Our goal is to provide an encouraging and positive welcome to Misawa for ladies and their children.  For Moms we have a panel discussion, question and answer session, handouts and friendly faces. For little ones we have a great Children's Ministry room complete with Japanese music, easy origami craft and lots of hugs and games. For elementary - youth we have learning centers, games, experienced kids and youth with which new kids can interact.  We all enjoy a variety of Japanese snacks together. 

The following week we take an off base field trip....this allows new families to explore with a safe group....and builds on budding friendships. 

This was our first event. It was a great time for us to make minor adjustments to our program and plan. We expected this month to be slow and it was...but those who came (having lived here 1 - 2 years) all had a great time and learned more about Japan. We'll target new publicity avenues this month to better reach our target group. 

Other highlights of the day include shopping for the children. Taking care of details for my upcoming trip to Korea. Packing....and look what arrived in the mail already! 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

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