One of the most memorable moments was a regular session, where we were invited to share what’s on our heart, and one by one I witnessed each of us sharing about the real challenges and the burdens on our hearts. These authentic conversations brought about a warmth and a sense that we are together in this, that although the battles that we each fight each day may be different, we were united by that one faith that in the first place brought us together. We also had the joy of welcoming a new friend from Japan who was exploring Christianity and seeing this friend grow immensely in understanding through the Alpha Course was an encouragement to me. Being in a new country with many unfamiliar things and moments of feeling alone, these Bible Study sessions were truly the blessing of having a community with united hearts.

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