December 23. We had a busy but wonderful Christmas celebration in 2018. After lunch, a group from NUC handed out over 200 small gifts to passerby in Sakae, inviting them to our Christmas celebration. Then, from 3:30, we were blessed with a love jazz performance by Takeshi and Denise, with their band. After that we worshipped and sang praises to the Lord, remembering the birth of Christ, during our Christmas church service. Finally, there was a delicious banquet for supper, where we enjoyed each other's company and conversation through mouthfulls of pumpkin soup, pizza, sushi, ginderbread men and chocolate.