Monthly Archives: December 2007

Here and There

We’ve enjoyed having Anna here in Japan for the holidays. We’re heading up north to see some of the places where she spent her early years, and will be at Yamagata Deaf Church on Sunday. After a few days back … Continue reading

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Pray for Y

Pray especially for Y today. If you remember, she is a Japanese Deaf person living and working in the large country west of us. She has a meeting with a group here in Japan that may be able to help … Continue reading

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Thanks for Praying

Thanks for praying. Mary Esther’s testimony at the Deaf Church Christmas service went well. It was the best she has ever done signing in front of a group. Several people asked afterward about things she had said, giving opportunity for … Continue reading

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Victory in Jesus!

Thanks for praying. Speaking in front of that many people in Japanese was a major hurdle for Mary Esther, but as she says "I know people were praying. I just felt completely at peace, and just talked." For those of … Continue reading

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Rubber-knees just thinking about it

This coming Saturday will be a Black Gospel Charity Concert which will benefit Wheelchairs of Hope. Midway through the concert they’ll show a short power point about the wheelchair project, and then Mary Esther will speak for about 3 minutes. … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Border

While Mark was meeting with Sign Language translation groups in Bangkok, Mary Esther was on another kind of adventure, winding up narrow mountain roads in a van with six people and six wheelchairs toward the Thai/Burma border where citizens of … Continue reading

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Bible Society Award

Thank you for praying! Since we’ve come back from Bangkok, momentum just keeps building. Last week ViBi received the Japan Bible Society’s (JBS) 2007 Bible Work Distinguished Service Award.  Pastor Matsumoto, our board chair, came from Yamagata to receive it, and … Continue reading

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