Monthly Archives: July 2009

One Final Move

Mary Esther’s father, Wilhelm Baum, is now with his Lord and Savior and we rejoice.   His prayers and ours were granted in that he died in his sleep and didn’t seem to experience any distress or discomfort. Before going to … Continue reading

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The Short Version

·          Research question got great answers! (see below) ·          Mark Preaches at Deaf church tomorrow. ·          Mary Esther leaves for the U.S. Wednesday to care for her dad. ·          Iwakiri Church Plant Wheelchair cleaning day August 8 without Mary Esther … Continue reading

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Research question answered

Thanks for all the help—and so quickly too. Consensus so far seems to be that Jesus was fairly young, anywhere from toddler to five-ish, but probably closer to the younger end of the spectrum. Here is an answer that summarizes … Continue reading

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Back to Kansas City

Mary Esther leaves for Kansas City Wednesday with a stopover in LA. She writes: Thursday morning I had a conference call at 4:30 AM with the Rehab Center where my 94 year old father is staying.  Because he is becoming … Continue reading

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Iwakiri Outreach and Mini-Concert

There is one big event that we will need prayer for, the first public wheelchair cleaning day connected with the Iwakiri church plant in Northwest Japan on August 8th. Pray that we will find good ways to work around Mary … Continue reading

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Research Question

Here’s a quick question for anyone who’s interested:   How old was Jesus when he came back from Egypt to Israel with Mary and Joseph?  (Matthew 2:20) The Greek could be anywhere from infant (not likely) to pre-puberty. Any other … Continue reading

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The Short Version

ViBi/Japanese Bible Sign Language Translation (Mark) ·         Pastors Matsumoto  and Minamida are consulting on a SL translation project in the big country west of us. Pray for them and those they work with. ·         Pastor Minamida completed a first draft … Continue reading

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Teamwork

Pastor Minamida and Ms. Yano have experimented with several ways of working together to increase speed and quality of  translation work. Their first draft of Matthew 1-10 is the best ever, and corrections edited in to make draft 2 have … Continue reading

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Never Say Die

We planned on sending several wheelchairs to Mongolia on July 7. A few days before the trip, the airline said they would not be able to accommodate any wheelchairs. E-mails and phone calls  flew back and forth between volunteers taking … Continue reading

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Long-distance Care

Mary Esther has spent hours a day on the telephone and poring over scanned and e-mailed contracts working to care for her dad in Kansas City. We have a new schedule—Get to bed by 8:00pm and up at 4:00am to … Continue reading

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