Friday, August 12, 2011

don't give up on me

Believe it or not, I haven't forgotten about my blog, I've just been too busy to post lately.  We spent 12 glorious days in Australia...

enjoying picture perfect views

 exploring a rain forest

snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

holding aligators

feeding kangaroos

holding koalas

enjoying more picture perfect views

whale watching

visiting national treasures

and just being over all rock stars

7 hours after we returned to Japan (the journey from Australia to Japan is a whole other blog post for another day), our local VBS started and I spent all week taking photos of super cute children while they worshiped Jesus.

  It was AWESOME but exhausting!  I'm so glad to relax for a few days...but only a few days.  Then, next week, I'm heading to Ofunato, Japan to help All Hands with their tsunami clean up efforts.

I stole this photo from their facebook page to show you what the area still looks like 5 months after the deadly tsunami swept through the town.

Obviously there is still TONS & TONS of work to be done and I'm glad I am able to help out.  I don't know how much internet access I'll have there, other than my iPhone, so I probably won't post again until the end of the month.

Thanks for sticking with me!


Jenn said...

What a beautiful vacation you seem to have had! Very nice!! :)

trooppetrie said...

glad your vacation went well. So excited for your volunteer work.