Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Tax Man Cometh

Last week the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tax Office sent their inspector on his once-every-four-year visit to the Japanese church which hosts the Wheelchairs of Hope’s largest work and storage space.  During these visits inspectors verify that the churches use their … Continue reading

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Fruit of Prayer

After church last Sunday, mother, daughter, and son stood by the pulpit and sang, their faces glowing, “We give thanks to you O God.” The singing was in signs so I wanted to watch, but it was hard to see … Continue reading

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The Short Version

Mark leaves today for Manila for 10 days of translation meetings Wheelchair of Hope interview Jan 6 11 more wheelchairs sent Trouble with the Cambodia container of wheelchairs Answer to prayer regarding extra help for Daniel

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God’s Care

We were delighted to spend the holidays with family as Mark’s parents arranged for 27 children, grandchildren, and spouses to gather for several days on the Oregon Coast.  Our time in the US was short and the “to do list” … Continue reading

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Off to Manila

Mark was recently accepted as a part-time volunteer member of SIL Asia area, a group of Christians involved in translation and language development. Since his “part-time work” with SIL consists of work he’s already doing full-time in Japan with ViBi, … Continue reading

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On January 6, Mary Esther will go into Tokyo for a Wheelchairs of Hope interview with the Japan Christian Evangelism for the Visually Impaired.  They produce a CD each month which serves as an audio-magazine.  The interview will not be … Continue reading

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Sending and Trying to Send

Over the holidays, travelers from Japan have taken 11 wheelchairs to various partners in Asia.  They’ve gone to the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. We continue to run into ever bigger challenges with the container of wheelchairs for Cambodia.  Please … Continue reading

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