Japan is a place I've been in love with for almost 17 years. It's an amazing place. A friend once called it "The land of Zen and Sugar Free cotton candy." He couldn't be more correct. It's like a wind up toy, sprinkled with cocaine and sushi.
As I see it, at least at the moment, there are 2 reasons to move there: (1) as a place to spend some time, meaning moving there and living a period of my life within, and (2) serving some families there that are in huge need. Basically, it has been our desire to work in a social work environment over there. There is at least one family we know of that absolutely needs our help, today. It's a big consideration and obviously daunting.
I'm not sure how it'll work, nor how we should best make the commitment to move forward. I know I can just say "ok, let's do it" but that's not as easy to enact as it is to type it. There's the sale of our house, the storage (or not), the inevitable selling of a ton of household items, the actual travel to the country, the finding a place to live, the figuring out how to best serve people and live/make money. I don't even have a clue when I'd get a car or moped over there. Going myself would be hard. Taking a family of 5, with 3 little kids? Yeah.... right.
So, do be praying for us to make the right choices and follow the right direction. The last thing we should be doing is what our friends or family says. We need to do what's right for our family and how we are compelled to act.
Nothing more. Nothing less.
Thanks for your prayers, in advance. I guess we'll see.