Monday, May 23, 2011

First Post

In less than a week I will be in Japan. It is a strange thought, but an exceptionally exciting one also.

I will try to update this blog as much as I can during the summer with stories, updates and maybe some pictures. For the first post, I'll just set down some basic information about the trip.

My departure date: May 28'th
Return date: July 28'th
I will be gone for two months exactly.

Where I will be:
Tokyo—one month
Toyama—two weeks
Karuizawa—two weeks

Who I will be with:
In Tokyo I will be with Russ and Flossie Epley
For the rest of the trip I will be with Joe and Sallie Kaufman

What I will be doing:
In Tokyo I will be helping Mrs. Epley at the office where she works to help homeschoolers in Japan. In the office there are a lot of supplies that need to be organized/sorted, so I will help with that. There are a lot of other things they would like help with that I have not been informed about yet, but it sounds like I'll keep busy.

In Toyama I will be helping the Kaufmans move to another island, which is a big job so they'd like an extra hand. Then I will be going with them to the mountain town Karuizawa to do some evangelistic work.

There you have it! I praise the Lord for His amazing provision so far. I pray that my trip will bring glory to the God who cannot be stopped, silenced or overthrown by hurricanes, earthquakes or nuclear reactors.

Thank you, everyone reading, for your interest and support of my trip.

In Christ,
Mercy Burklin


  1. I look forward to reading your updates on the trip as they come! Praying for you, my dear. :)

  2. You have such a beautiful heart and spirit, Mercy. God will grace your steps on this trip.

    Love you, sister.

  3. Hurrah, hurrah! I can hardly believe it's already here. =D Have a safe flight, my friend.


  4. I'm excited for you! :) Praying! Your new blog is pretty and spiffy! :)