Gracia gave a special song during the Divine Service and towards the end of the song, everybody burst into singing:
When we've been there ten thousand years,
bright shining as the sun.We've no less days to sing God's praise,than when we first begun...
Surprise! The International Worship Group had to give a special song to welcome Mr. and Mrs. Abott, the new missionaries in our church! Nobody knew in advance so nobody practiced any songs. Well, we kinda practiced during the Divine Service so, for the second time:
The Lord has promised good to me,
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
as long as life endures...
Some of us went to "spy" the potential mission field in Nishinari, the so-called homeless church. We worshipped with 25 other precious souls. We all filled the church with praises to the Lord and together as brothers and sisters we ended the blessed worship with:
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come.
'tis grace that brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead us home...