Monthly Archives: March 2008

Progress

Pastor Minamida is getting better—bit by bit. He will come to ViBi twice a week for two hours each, signing in front of the camera for only ten minutes a day. So we are really still just limping along in … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen!

It was a blessed Easter!  There were 15 adult visitors at Deaf church yesterday and we almost ran out of chairs!  There was not one grain of rice left at the pot-luck!  I  hope you had a wonderful resurrection day … Continue reading

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PAL

The wheelchair project is continuing to grow.  We will be sending 20 wheelchairs to the Philippines next month.  Philippine AirLines (PAL) will be flying the wheelchairs from Tokyo to Manila gratis.  We have much to be thankful for.  I was … Continue reading

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Back in the land of good rice and ofuro (hot bath)

Mary Esther and I are both home safe in Japan. She came to the Philippines from Bangkok, so had to go back that way too, while I got a straight flight home (and a trip to the airport early the … Continue reading

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Quick Report

Thanks for praying. The women’s retreat was truly amazing. God used Mary Esther in totally unexpected ways. I hope she will have time to share some of the stories soon. During her time attending the Chiang Mai conference, God again … Continue reading

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Philippine Bible Society

Today, we had another unexpected. Through a marvelous series of “coincidences”, Mary Esther and I were able to meet with people at the Philippine Bible Society, sharing our Japanese Sign Language Bible translation experience, and talking also about the Filipino … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of

2/29/08 Mark’s been gone for a week now.  I’ve spent extra time enjoying special friends from Deaf church and also the missionary community.  I’ve not cooked one single real meal.    Yesterday was an amazing day. With a Wheelchairs of … Continue reading

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