Sunday, May 29, 2011

I Made It

Well, I am in Japan. Right now I am at the school where my hostess works, and she is in a meeting so I took this chance to use the wireless here to update you all.

There are always so many details one can talk about when traveling, and I have now found that especially true when it comes to overseas travel. I am not very fond of eight hour flights, but everything went so smoothly and on time that I cannot complain. I enjoyed my four hour layover in Hawaii very much even though it was just at the airport. It was a very nice place, and I have resolved to go there when I can actually spend time in that lovely state.

On the plane from Hawaii to Japan, I was one of six Westerners and the only blonde person. It was a bit intimidating once I arrived at the airport, but even though they lost my luggage and I had to retrieve it, things turned out just fine. Mrs. Epley and I took a monorail, two trains and a taxi to reach their home which we arrived at rather late at night.

So far I must say that I love being here. My hosts are wonderful, the country seems pretty amazing, and the weather is much better than in Texas. Thank you all for your prayers and support. I could not have made it here without you all, but most especially without God. He is good, and I am so thankful.

That is all for now. I do not know how much internet I will be using while I am here, but you are sure to hear from me somewhat frequently.

From Japan with love,


  1. Oh, my dear Mercy! I am so happy to read this update. I was thinking of you all weekend and wondering how your travels overseas went. Sounds like it was overall a great experience. Thank you for the update. I look forward to keeping up with your adventures in Japan! (And don't forget to take/post pictures!)

  2. Praise God for smooth travel! And that you were able to get your luggage after all. =) *hugs* I'll be praying for lots of extra energy for you, and some fun people to meet.

  3. Yay! You made it safely! *hugs* I love you and am glad to read that all is well. Be blessed, dear one!

  4. Yay! *looks forward to more updates* :)

    *sends hugs and prayers across the Pacific*

  5. I'm glad to hear you made it safely and everything is going well. :D I can't wait to see pictures! I'll keep praying for you. :) Have a wonderful time.