Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mission Support Update

Well as most of you may have seen on facebook or have heard, I finally received my Certificate of Eligibility in the mail today from Japan. This means that only two if not three more things need to happen in order for this mission to take place.

1. I have to send in this certificate with my passport in order to receive my visa. Once I have a visa in my passport, I will be able to live legally in Japan. This process will take about a week or two to complete this process.
2. Once I receive my passport and visa back, I will purchase my plane ticket to leave. As of right now, I am still trying to leave on September 5th, Labor Day.
3. I am still $365 shy of my original target goal of $15,000. However, I could still easily use about $2,000 more dollars to have as extra cushion just in case I needed to be taken to a hospital or other random things that normally fall in someone's lap that they don't expect. When I first made the goal of $15,000, I had a $2,000 cushion. However, our economy has caused me to lose some money with the exchange rate and now I only have enough to get by on. This money would also be used to help me buy a bicycle since I will not have a car when I am in Japan as trains and buses and a bike will be my only form of transportation.

I want to thank each of you for following me in this journey. I honestly could not have done any of this without any of you. As Paul mentioned in a lot of his letters, I thank my God every time I pray and I truly mean that. May God bless all of you in the ways you have blessed me.

If you would still like to donate, please send your tax deductible checks with Jared's Japan Mission in the memo to:
South Yukon Church of Christ
11700 NW 10th Street
Yukon, OK 73099

Also, please don't hesitate or feel free to call me at (918)269-7662 if you have any questions or would like to know more.

As I wrap up my last few weeks here in America, I am continuing to talk with missionaries and take my Japanese class to help improve my Japanese. I have also been working out every day trying to get back in good shape before I leave. I am hoping to be good and ready by the time I leave rolls around.

Well that is about all I have for now. Thanks you all for what you do and may God Bless You All!

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