In the last post I told you how I met Ryo. About a week later Ryo came over to visit me at my house. We talked quite a bit about his interests and also few of mine as we go to know each other a little bit better. As Ryo was wearing a hat, I borrowed his hat and took a picture of us together! This is another hobby of mine which has been used to make or enhance friendships along the way and you can see several pictures of the results on my Facebook page, in the photo section, in an album called “Hats” Having taken that picture I also told Ryo about my Jimbe Buddy photo collection – also on Facebook. Ryo gladly donned a Jimbe and joined the club.
Ryo was quite interested in what I do here in Japan, I explained about helping people understand and figure out how to have a relationship with Jesus. Ryo seemed quite interested and so I gave him a bi-lingual new testament which he promised to read some of and come back with his questions next time we meet. Our friendship is growing and next time Ryo will go to Ofuro no Oosama with me, where we will get to know each other better and talk more about how to have a friendship with Jesus.