Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Short Version

Mark got his Japan visa and re-entry permit just in time to leave for the States Colossians ready for comprehension check already Wheelchairs of Hope connects to a local middle school

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We Made It!

Praise God for a safe and uneventful trip to the U.S. (that potential “events” were averted by God’s grace). We will be here for three weeks. This weekend (starting today) we will be at Church on the Hill in San … Continue reading

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Colossians Progress

The day before  leaving Japan (Tuesday), Mark finished checking the Colossians 3 draft,  just in time for the comprehension check to be done the next day. Praise God for Hori, who is training as a Deaf Translation Consultant, and came … Continue reading

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Local Middle Schoolers Volunteer

The day before leaving Japan (Tuesday), Mary Esther was at the wheelchair cleaning day conducting an orientation for volunteers from a top-tier Middle School, a teacher and 6 students.  The school had approached the city office asking for a nearby … Continue reading

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Talking Today

This afternoon both Mark and I have the opportunity to speak (20 minutes each) to a chapter of a nation-wide group of  Japanese Christian businessmen.  I have wanted to present Wheelchairs of Hope to them for several years now, but … Continue reading

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Specifically, pray for . . .

ViBi has been trying for years to expand our support base here in Japan, but with very little success. Fund-raising in the hearing Japanese world is simply something neither Mark or the Deaf leaders know about. Pray specifically that at … Continue reading

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Elementary Opportunity

On Tuesday afternoon a teacher from the elementary school district where Wheelchairs of Hope is based is coming to see the project.  We have been praying and trying for a long time to be able to get into the schools … Continue reading

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Deaf Earthquake Relief Link

Here’s a link to a message from Pastor Minamida reporting on Deaf Earthquake relief and thanking people who have supported the effort. English translation included below the video.

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Russian Embassy and ILBS

Tomorrow Mary Esther will be talking to 60 women at the International Ladies Benevolence Society group  monthly meeting.  ILBS is a charity organization that has been reaching out to people in need in Japan and around the world since 1953. … Continue reading

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