Family News

Anna had a summer research position in Tokyo.  Andrew came for a conference and Emily joined him.  Summer activities included the three of them giving testimonies at the Yamagata Deaf Church, visiting Andrew’s playground from when he was a child, exploring an old pottery town, enjoying shaved ice at our favorite shop, and every trip is more memorable if it includes sitting at the side of the road with a broken down vehicle.

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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2 Responses to Family News

  1. Mami says:

    Hi Andrew Penner,
    I am Mami who grew up at Yamagata.
    Have you grew up at Aradate machi? Your house was located in front of the small park?
    I think I played with you when I child.
    Hope you are well!

  2. Mary Penner says:

    Hello Mami, Yes, we and our son Andrew lived in Aradate machi, in the house you described, located in front of the small park. Andrew now lives in California and works at UCIrvine.

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