It’s a little unnerving…

Moving to and living in foreign countries can always be a little scary. It is the unknown…

As many of you know our youngest son, James is in Japan doing his fourth year for a Bachelor of Theology. He has had an amazing year, lots of experiences and opportunities, culture challenges and has opportunity to get to know and work with some wonderful people and so the year has gone VERY fast. Believe it or not he has just two weeks left!

There has been a lot of focus on Asia in the news recently with the threats from North Korea. We haven’t seen a lot about this in Brazil because we do not have any English TV at our apartment so the news we get is online or if someone mentions something then we research it. As you know in the last week things are escalating a bit in North Korea or so it seems that way. Talks of targeting the US , Seoul and /or Japan…some have even suggested this month, either the middle or the end of the month.  I read a news report today that says North Korea is reportedly warning Japan that Tokyo will be the first target over the order to destroy missiles. James is a few hours from Tokyo. It’s a few hours but he is still close and there is also a military base in the city he lives in. On April 29th, James and DJ are flying home but their flight is with Korean Air from Komatsu, Japan to Seoul, South Korea. From what we have heard the government has suggested no unnecessary travel in to Seoul, South Korea. So…all of this is a little unnerving!

In Brazil, seems like there has been a lot more crime lately. Easter weekend when we were in Sao Paulo, friends were robbed at gunpoint and another friend had his car stolen. The same weekend in Rio two Americans were attacked. Last weekend on the way home from Rio, another friend was on the highway and traffic was stopped and people were getting out of their cars and running and told him to do the same. Apparently there was some gun fire happening in a Favela by the highway. Next thing a convoy of police went by. All of this is a little unnerving for us too. There are few expats here that we know and it’s really surprising how many have had some type of encounter.

We have done a lot of traveling our time in Asia and our time in Brazil, and I am truly THANKFUL that we have not had any problems. We are very careful but that doesn’t matter…so are our friends. It just really makes you think! The weekend is here and we like to travel on weekends. Last weekend we stayed home…

This has been kind of a different post…sorry! Maybe I just need to talk out some thoughts…I am thankful though that I KNOW the LORD has a plan for everything and HIS plan is BEST! I know that HE looks after us no matter if we are in Canada or in Asia or in Brazil! GOD is in control.

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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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