Just the other day I received my Host Family info! I will be living with the Kato's, a family of five in the town of Obu-shi. Obu-shi is a little south of Nagoya, the 4th biggest city in Japan. I will have two siblings, a 13 year old girl, Chiharu and a 15 year old boy, Yoshiyuki. I will be attending school at Anjou Senior High School which is located in the city Anjyou-shi (a short train ride away). My host parent's names are Ryozo (father), Yukie (mother), and Tamiko (grandmother). Since the grandmother lives with the family I expect it to be more traditional than the typical family. I am so excited to meet them!
In other news I received word from Peninsula Odd Fellows. They have voted to kick start my trip with $1,000! This week I will contact the Elks and VFW to see if they are willing to help me as well. Thanks for the support everyone!