For those of you on facebook:

I found out facebook is archiving our previous Wheelchairs of Hope group page. I no longer know who “liked” us before, so can’t send this to just those of you who “liked” before, so if you would like to “like” the project again, we would really like that. You can do so at
While I’m at it, I would really like you to pray too. When the thermometer in the study at home reads 90F at 8:30 in the morning and Mark says it doesn’t feel too hot yet, you know the Tokyo summer weather has begun in earnest.
We’re doing well, but the heat always adds an extra dimension that I’ve not learned to like quite yet. And when we clean the wheelchairs on the 5th floor of the church in Ekoda, it’s plenty warm. I’d appreciate your prayers for the work and especially the workers there. Also, we face some issues complicated by the Tohoku disaster, so would appreciate your prayers in that regard too. This next week several women who are displaced from Fukushima (one lady’s husband is still working at the crippled nuclear plant there) will be coming again to help clean wheelchairs. They need to tell their stories, and we need the strength to hear their stories and cry with them. Please pray for that strength.

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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