How are you? We hope you are doing well. I am writing because I just finished designing our photo album of our recent trip to Japan and we are missing Japan so much. We hope to be able to travel there again someday. Thank you for taking us to all the wonderful sites of Kyoto. I have learned so much about the Japanese history, culture, and religions. You have helped make our trip a memorable one.
I find the Japanese faith quite interesting as it is rooted so much in nature. I thought it might also interest you to also know about my family's faith. During our tour, I remember you would say that we are "lucky" when we went to a popular tourist spot and there was not much people. You would also say we are "lucky" when we are able to find a parking space in the crowded areas. For us Christians, we do not believe in luck. Instead of saying "we are lucky" we say "we are blessed. praise the Lord!" We believe that our God is the one and true living God who is sovereign and in control of everything. I think what really makes our faith different is that we do not view Christianity as a religion, but rather, a loving relationship between us and our Heavenly Father. For us, our faith is focused on knowing Him and his character, and personally experiencing His active presence in our lives.
I consider my relationship with Jesus Christ as my most valuable possession, the only thing I can take with me when I die. I hope to be able to share this valuable gift with you if you are interested, because I am certain that our Heavenly Father desires for you to know Him and for you to understand just how much He loves you.
If you are interested to know more about Christianity, please do not hesitate to email me so I can also share our faith with you, just as how you shared the faith of Japanese people to me and my family. Think of it as an exchanging of information.
The name of the church my family goes to is called Christ's Commission Fellowship and here is a link to our church's website if you want to browse around: http://www.ccf.org.ph/
Thank you so much Nobu-san for taking the time to read my email. I will definitely recommend you to my relatives if they decide to visit Kyoto. Attached are two photos with you from our trip, in case you need it for your company documentation.
Have a great week ahead! I'm sure Kyoto looks absolutely lovely now that the cherry blossoms have come out.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
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Dear Rachel Uy-san,
Thank you very much for your message and wonderful pictures.
How have you been?
I am very busy but doing quite well, thank you.
Your kind mail which tells me that you learned a lot about Japan, makes me very happy.
I think that a tour guide is a goodwill ambassador, I studied hard to become a licensed tour guide.
I am just a guide not a strong believer of religion.Generally we Japanese are very polite and kind because of our natural humanity.It is not influence of our religion, most of us are not pious Buddhists or Shintoist.
I haven’t think our religion profoundly for a long time.
But your remarks to your Christianity makes me open my eyes to Religion(or Faith).
We don’t think Gods(Our religion is based on polytheistic and ancestral worship.) are sovereign.It will become my lifelong study, but as you know, I have been extraordinary busy these days.I will study or research after I retired, but I am sure I keep your remarks or faith in my mind.
I browsed your church’s website and understood a little bit.
I am a just tour guide but I think that your religion or faith is totally different from our religion or faith. It is surely good opportunity for me to think about Religion.
Thank you for your kind offer to recommend your relatives to me for their tour to Kyoto, and thoughtful approval to use your mail for my company documentation which is surely helpful.
I appreciate your approval to use this for a testimonial.
I hope we will meet again in the near future.
Please give my best regards to your husband and parents.