This is a journey of transformation.
“Did you know that your transformation is as good as your life experience?”
The things we see or hear or are part of cause a big influence in who we are hence transformation.
So Question, “What kind of experience is transforming your life?”
Today we bring you our experiences for week sixteen and how they are transforming both us and those we are meeting.
We had a very great first time experience on our arrival in Matsuyama by these friends who became family.
After a long journey from Okayama, we were welcomed with a very delicious African dish. It was made by some Ugandans in Japan. It was a flashback memory moment.
Visiting the Matsuyama castle
You can call this the treasure island. Walking through structures that are more than 400 years old.
We were all amazed by the beauty and designs of this castle and by why everything was built or made the way it was. Very many symbolic things.
More so, we were thrilled by the history it carried. Very interesting and educative.
Such an experience left us with a question, what’s the legacy you making?
“Your legacy is valued as equal as what you will always be remembered for. “
By God’s grace we are living a transformational life that is inspiring and motivating so many across the world through our story.
Concerts and school activities
Two concerts in this land of Matsuyama and it was such a blessing to see so many people moved and touched by our story of Signs & Wonders.
We also visited Matsuyama Higashi High school, where we had fun activities with the school.
We sang and danced together and also played a game together. What a blessing we have to make family and friends wherever we go to a point of they don’t want to let you go.
This is what we call transforming lives by reaching out to them and giving a hope, joy and a reason to celebrate.
Once a farmer said, “just sow the seed, you never know how many birds will find shelter when your tree has blossomed.”
We told our story in Matsuyama to those that came and saw the concert but we are glad that the fruit of our seed in Matsuyama is being eaten by the whole world right now and it’s transforming them with love.
The journey to Osaka was so amazing because it was the first time experience for all of us. Travelling by a ferry the whole night. The experience was very beautiful that some children kept asking after stepping inside the ferry that, “Is this a ferry we are in house or hotel? How come there are no passenger king of seats?” Can you imagine the wonder that was in these children’s minds at that moment?
Well we had good comfortable rooms where we were going to sleep the whole night and wake up in Osaka.
A great start in Osaka with great breakfast.
We then headed to Osaka Jogakuin Junior High and Secondary School were we shared our story both to students and the community there in two concerts.
Kansai Christian School
There are some experiences in life that leave you in wonder. The experience here was phenomenal. We found families that welcomed us into their homes with so much love and the following day, we spent a day with the children and parents at the school.
Before we did a school concert, we had a worship session with the school and teachers and this was so joyful.
We trust deep in our hearts we were blessed as much they were blessed with all the experiences we shared together.
We call this the land with testimonies. One full concert at Kobe Glory Christ church and two half concerts on Sunday at lifehouse church.
At Glory Christ Church after the concert one of the adults shared the love of Jesus and his testimony with a lady who was not Christian and she decided to open up her heart for a relationship with God. This is such a great transformational testimony in the Kingdom of God.
“One life that decides to return back to home or back to God, there is a joyful noise of praise in the heavens.” We are thankful to God for this testimony.
Mr Kenji Kawabe
He is part of one of the churches in Okayama that organised the concert to happen in Okayama Budokan, the biggest venue we have had. That day he was serving so he never got the full experience of our story but the little he heard inspired him so much that he had to drive for several hours to come to Kobe and watch the concert with no hindrance. He not only watched but he was inspired to pattern with Watoto by sponsoring.
Pastor Rie Manabu and her friends
It’s a blessing to see passionate souls follow your story wherever you go. They drive long hours to come and love and bless you. These beautiful souls came at Lifehouse Church and listened to our story again that they also chose to pattern with Watoto by supporting the Baby Watoto and the Watoto Neighbourhood program.
This is also to thank you all who have loved Watoto and chosen to pattern and support us in every way you can. By doing so, you touch so many with love and hope so God bless you.
A psychologist said, “If you don’t change then change will change you.”
Today we say if you don’t chose what will transform you then anything will transform you. Also remember you live as you have been transformed.
As for us, we are being transformed with the greatest love and that’s the love that’s unfailing, the love of Jesus Christ.
Visit Watoto.asia to find out where the choir will be in Asia and share with your friends so that they don’t miss out on this amazing story.
God bless you.