Are you living here because of MCAS Iwakuni?
We want to welcome you!
Here are some things we have discovered about living in Iwakuni:
1. Iwakuni is what you make of it. If you focus on the positive things (small base community, Japanese culture and people, the beautiful countryside) you will enjoy your stay! If you focus on the negative things (small base community, lack of ammentities, the struggle with communication) you will be counting down your days until you leave.
2. Most people miss Iwakuni after they PCS out, even those who can't wait to leave! Iwakuni has its own advantages that sometimes aren't noticed until after you move away.
3. If you just arrived, and don't believe that you will ever feel comfortable driving off base, and can't imagine driving out of Iwakuni EVER, don't worry, it will get easier! Driving on the left while at the same time looking out for bikes and pedestrians will soon become second nature.
4. Don't wait until the last minute to travel! Trying to pack in a bunch of trips while planning and researching your next duty station will be stressful. Start adventuring out after you settle in!
5. Don't wait until the last minute to find a church home! We have seen so many people walk through our church doors six months before they leave and bemoan the fact that they didn't come as soon as they arrived. Meeting together strengthens and challenges you in your Christian walk!
6. You will never find a church like you had at home. That's a good thing - because that church was there for a specific season of your life and now the Lord has you in a new season. Get involved in a local church body! All of the churches here, including the base chapel, are wonderful and have different things to offer. God has a place for you here, and we hope that is at Rock Point Church!
7. If you've never entered a church building in your life, you are still welcome! Everyone is welcome at Rock Point Church. It doesn't matter what you are struggling with or what you've done, God has a plan and a purpose for your life!
8. We love you! Don't ever forget that. If there is anything we can ever do for you, please don't hesitate to call. You are here to serve your country, we are here to serve you!