The Bridge Collegiate Ministry hosts Japan Night

By Joao Vitor Bonanoni/ Staff Writer

MVC students and faculty from Japan will share their culture and prepare Japanese food at Bethany Church. The Bridge Collegiate Ministry, together with MVC International Club, is organizing this event that will take place Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. 

The group is planning to prepare Japanese Curry Udon, Tempura, and Sushi. Moreover, they will have a presentation about Japanese culture and traditions. 

“We are very excited about this event and hope everyone can enjoy our food with us,” said Rina Miura, a Business instructor at Valley. 

Miura is from Tokyo, Japan, and will be at the event assisting the students and sharing information about her country. She graduated from Missouri Valley College in 2018, and now she is working in the business department as an accounting and economics instructor. 

Miura received the invite from Marita Avilez, Campus Missionary at the Collegiate Ministry, to participate in the event. 

“I think this will be a fantastic event not only for students from Japan but for all students and the community around the campus,” Miura said. “I am very grateful that Marita came up with this idea and gave us an opportunity to make some Japanese food and share a little bit about our culture.”

Cedric Davis II, President of The Bridge Collegiate Ministry, is excited to learn more about Japanese culture and food. He believes that these types of events are essential for the Ministry. 

“I think it’s extremely important that we do events like this because it’s a way to reach new people as well as get to learn more about other people’s cultures,” Davis said. 

The Bridge Collegiate Ministry meets on Thursdays at 7:30 pm and also offers a free meal and small groups on Sundays at 6 pm.

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