Saturday, July 28, 2007

Super Powers

A gal named Lori who is coming to Japan-soon we hope!-as a missionary wrote about super powers she would like to have and asked what we'd like to have. Well, I would like to have the same one she mentioned, be two places at once! I love living in Japan and everything I am involved in here, but sometimes things happen back in the US that I would like to be a part of. For example, last week my friend had a baby in SD. I will only get to see her in pictures, maybe on webcam chats, until she is 2!

Another super power I would like to have is to be able to survive on less sleep! There are so many things I want and need to get done each day, but there is that sleep factor that has to be added in! And, I, for some reason, seem to need more sleep than other people I know.

Today a friend and I went shopping. When we were buying our train tickets to come home two middle school girls came up to us with their paper and asked if they could ask us some questions. One of the questions was "What do you hope for the Japanese people?" We looked at each other and thought, how do we say this? The response she came up with is "I hope Japanese people find Hope." If giving out Hope and having people accept it more quickly was a super power, I'd love to have it!

Of course, I do have Hope and I do share it as often as possible. I wish people would try it out themselves and find out how wonderful Hope is! We keep praying!

1 comment:

Lori said...

Shan - Thanks for your post! A good friend of mine just had a baby and it's sad to think that I'll see him for maybe 2 months and then not again until he's 4 years old! The loss of being part of the daily lives of friends is one "normal" missionary loss I don't know if I'll ever adjust to.
- At the same time I can't imagine not moving to Japan! Lori