Monthly Archives: June 2008

Reaching into the Japanese community

Praise God for a great board meeting. They just keep getting better. Momentum is building with the successes in Mito with Pastor Kawasaki as he prepares for a “wheelchair cleaning day” at his church this coming Sunday.   Two bike … Continue reading

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Taiwan and Japan

Give praise for God’s amazing work in Taiwan!  “Nothing happens this fast in Taiwan” was the comment of a long-time expat present at Saturday’s main exploratory meeting. Six of the eight groups known to have Deaf ministries in Taiwan were … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shavuot, Pentecost, and Taiwan

Mark’s been in Taiwan—arriving June 8, the eve of Shavuot (in Greek its called Pentecost). Shavuot is an agricultural celebration of first fruits and commemorates God giving the Law on Mt. Sinai. At Babel, God confounded the languages; at Pentecost, … Continue reading

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Ibaragi NHK publicity

Pastor Kawasaki (Vice Chair for Wheelchairs of Hope) was interviewed for 10 minutes on Ibaragi NHK  (for you in the U.S., its the equivalent of NPR in your state). As a result, he has had so many wheelchairs donated that … Continue reading

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Taiwan Sign Language Bible Translation Trip

Today, Mark leaves for Taiwan, where he’ll be for a week. Unbeknownst to him, a meeting was scheduled for this afternoon. He’s hoping to catch an earlier flight. Pray that he will make it. Pray also that God will grant … Continue reading

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US Trip

Thanks for praying for our U.S. trip.  We come back to Japan rejoicing. All our children are finished with school. It’s the first time since 1983 that we’ve had no children in school. Both Andrew and Anna have jobs and … Continue reading

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Board meeting (Meant to post 5/22 but forgot)

Thanks for praying. Friday’s board meeting went very well.On one hand, we were keenly aware that we are just a small group of weak people sitting around a table for a few hours. On the other hand, we were energized … Continue reading

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