This month we host two final year students from Nagoya city, Japan on a cultural exchange mission. Masato Nakano (studying economics) and Satoshi Nakane (studying architecture) can improve their conversational and written English, explore a variety of authentic European cuisine and gain an experience of British family life. In addition, both of these young gentlemen have contributed each week to Japanese lessons for a study group at Kirkwall Grammar School. Next week they will be making sushi with the school pupils.
Today, Masato won the six mile Sports Relief charity run finishing some five minutes before the second-place runner. We congratulate him.
Rather unfortunately, the last-minute decision for Masato to run resulted in his fundraising page being produced only a short while before the event. So if any kind-hearted people wish to make a small donation please follow this link: https://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/satoshiandmasatochallenge/donate
Our family benefit too, from the additional exposure to goodly Japanese people and make a contribution to the cultural exchange mission. 11-year-old daughter Ayaka is firmly in the role of English teacher for the visiting students.
"This church had 134 years of weddings, blessings and Sunday school; it must be Inculcated with love, the walls must exude happiness and joy." Keiko Yamaga-White November 2007