Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Short Version

·         New funding for a new full-time translator for the Japanese Sign Language Bible! ·         Preparation for an Asia Comprehensive Sign Language Bible translation Plan meeting September 10-12. ·         Pastor Minamida’s arm/shoulder/neck condition improving. ·         Check it out!  Wheelchair cleaning … Continue reading

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Big Funding Increase

Praise God!! We just received word last week of long-term funding that will enable us to hire one new full-time worker. This is a huge answer to prayer, and we thank you for being a part. Pray for wisdom now … Continue reading

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Progress on Import Permit

This morning we finally received a positive response from an overseas partner organization saying they have found a way to get an import permit for the container of wheelchairs from Japan.  Please pray the process will go smoothly and we … Continue reading

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Back from the funeral

We are now both back in Japan. Mark returned August 7 and left on the 8th for a wheelchair event and other activities in Northern Japan. Mary Esther returned on Monday the 17th.  She stayed on in Kansas City after … Continue reading

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Moving on

While Mark was in the U.S. for the funeral, and Pastor Minamida, our translator, was in China, work continued unabated at ViBi. Ms. Yano, our new translation helper was on the webcam almost daily with Pastor Hori. He would explain … Continue reading

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While we were gone

July 28 was a "summer mini-concert" for wheelchair cleaning volunteers and their friends. About 50 people attended. The musician was a talented Japanese koto player.  She and her husband work in a restricted access nation. Please pray for those who … Continue reading

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