Dear friends at the Orchard,
Thank you for your weekly Orchard news mail, which has kept me up to date with things with you, and that now you are able to gather again in the building. Great. Here in Japan we see the same cautious resumption of gatherings, recommencement of schools and opening of stores, although national summer sports events and festivals remain cancelled for this year. Also the flare up of a 2nd wave down in Kita Kyushu, causing schools to close again, makes us realize that could happen anywhere. Unnecessary travel is discouraged. We still have no airmail from or to NZ. How thankful I am that I can write in this way and keep in contact with everyone.
It is good to be able to have more interaction with friends again and I have been able to have folk home to share and catch up. There is much need to encourage and love one another, and pray for one another.
Thank you for sharing with me again in the generous gift from you all at the Orchard. I do so appreciate your love and fellowship and prayer for us here in Japan, all members of the body of Christ.
The Lord bless you all as you serve one another in love.
Yours in Him,