(Photo: Mark on his way back to Tokyo)
When I first moved to Japan, you'll not be surprised to hear that the first few months were quite difficult to adjust. During that time, a group of my dear brothers from New Covenant visited Ikoma to help build the new Ikoma Chapel building. One of those men was Mark Marbry. Mark along with another team also returned about a year later to host a retreat with the hopes to encourage the ICM staff.
When I would returned home for my short trips, I would try to visit Mark. But sadly, one thing or another would prevent it. So, it was such a pleasant surprise to learn that Mark would be coming to Japan on business.
On the 8th this month, he came down from Tokyo for the weekend to visit us. It was a real encouragement to me to fellowship with him again. Of course, I know that I am not the only one who thought that!