coming home - part 2

Hello family and friends, 

We have had two options to return home on August 4. Dr. Akihiro Ito, our minister in Shioda, Japan, had very kindly offered to be Marks physician for the flight home! I think this generous offer was a true example of the love of Christ to the doctors and nurses at St. Luke's hospital! They were just amazed! 

Then the same night, we received an offer from our flight insurance company to return us to the United States on August 4 also! This is just how big our God is:) 

Many details comprised our decision, but the availability of a stretcher for Mark and our flight insurance covering a great deal of  other costs directed our decision.

We just received final confirmation for Mark and I to return to Chicago via a stretcher flight from Tokyo. This will be on a commercial airline, Japan air, where they will remove seats for Mark's bed. A doctor and a nurse will escort us from the hospital in Tokyo to Chicago airport. Then we will be escorted to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne via ambulance. We are praising God for faithfully providing affordable and safe options to return home.
May God receive all the glory and honor for His provision!

Thanks to each one of you who have encouraged and prayed for us along this journey! The Body of Christ in action - God bless!

Anchored In Him - 
Isaiah 41:10
Mark, Lori and family

Hiroko, Dad, Onoda-san, and Mom