Monthly Archives: July 2008

Down to the Wire

“Last week we sent our first wheelchair to Zimbabwe.” Sounds simple enough, but the reality was crazy. It started with “we’ve never done it in less than two weeks, but we’ll try,” and ended with “thank you Lord—no one but … Continue reading

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The Penner Saga, Part One

The Saga August marks 25 years since we arrived in Japan as missionaries.  Many of you have prayed for us and also supported us financially from the very beginning.  Others of you have known us only recently and are not … Continue reading

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Back to Northeast Japan

Tomorrow we head to the Northeast again, this time to work with Pastor Hori, training him to check Pastor Minamida’s first draft of Genesis. Pastor Matsumoto may also join us for a bit and talk about translating Ephesians and training … Continue reading

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Sometimes it just pours

When it rains, it pours!  Of course, it IS rainy season here in Japan.  I meant to ask for prayer for this week’s trip to the Northeast, but ran out of time trying to do all the preparation. But I’m … Continue reading

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Great Sunday in Mito

 The momentum that was building there for Wheelchairs of Hope (see 6/23/08 update) resulted in a stunning Sunday at Mito Bible Baptist Church.  After a stirring message from Pastor Kawasaki in the morning service, we had lunch, and then rolled … Continue reading

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