Simple Faith

Another new believer! Mr. Iwamoto works in the same company as Mr. Nara, a church member, and was a schoolmate of another church member. In the last month or two, he’s come to church regularly and got to hear two guest speakers and of course, Pastor Minamida. Last Friday, Pastor Minamida met with him and Mr. Nara. Their company has everyone working Saturday through Wednesday and taking off Thursday and Friday (to lighten the peak load for the electrical power grid), so they can’t come on Sundays for the rest of the summer. But meeting with just three of them, they had a chance to talk, and Pastor Minamida, through a series of questions, helped him realize he really was a believer.
“So that’s it? Just believe? I thought you had to study, and pay dues, and earn the qualifications to be a member.”
Praise God for simple faith. Pray for Mr. Iwamoto as he continues to learn the way of Jesus.

About Mark and Mary Esther Penner

Mark works as an adviser and resource to a Japanese Sign Language Bible translation project that plays a key role in the worldwide sign language Bible translation movement. Mary Esther founded a non-profit organization that partners with local communities and organizations to collect, refurbish and send wheelchairs throughout Asia.
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