Tsushima Mission 2019
This Summer 2019, I had the beautiful opportunity of traveling to Tsushima, Japan to do some mission work. Ever since I was young, I've wanted to travel to Japan, so it didn't take much to convince me to jump at the golden opportunity. Although I was beyond excited to go, I cannot deny that there was a bit of skepticism lying deep behind that mask of excitement. I wasn't sure of how the experience would be. I mean, yes, I have been on an abundant amount of mission trips, yet my mind would naturally come up with reasons to continuously question my initial motive and decision. This mission trip was different from others in more ways than one; I wasn't going with my high school, I wasn't going with a group of my friends, and I was going to a country which culture I had no experience of. The closer the time of the trip came, the more and more nervous I got. I am glad that I ultimately decided NOT to listen to that gut feeling of doubt. The moment I touched down on Japanese soil, all my doubts had just dispersed. It was like God had given my excitement an energy shot. I was ready to serve the Lord and spread the word.
Tsushima is by far the most beautiful place I have ever traveled before. At every turn there is an absolutely beautiful scenery that just makes you want to sit back and take it all in. The nature aspect many times goes unappreciated. Nature is one of God's ways of communicating with us, so I felt it was only right to stop and just marvel at His beauties on the island of Tsushima every once in a while.