Category Archives: Deaf Church

Mary Esther’s Year in Review

From Mary Esther: Wheelchairs of Hope Highlights 1- Mr. Naito’s confession of faith and baptism: Mr. Naito, a volunteer at Wheelchair of Hope, is the brother of the Japanese pastor my father worked with when I was in elementary school! … Continue reading

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Earthly Edibles Become Heavenly . . . 17 Years Later

Today I ran into Pastor Minamida.  “Remember the very first cooking class you did? ”  He started mimicking kneading bread.  “It was 17 years ago.  And Mrs. Hatadaya attended.  It was her very first experience coming to a church. ” … Continue reading

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A Grain of Wheat

Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth . . . “What is your normal week like” is a question many of you have asked. Our usual answer is that we have very few “normal” weeks. This past week, … Continue reading

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Blurry Eyes? or Blurry Mind?

Praise God for a wonderful time of fellowship around the Word on Saturday. It was a huge encouragement to all of us. PS.  Mary Esther’s eyes are okay–the “blurring” we meant as a euphemism for the poor old brain not … Continue reading

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Beyond the Blur

Deaf friends are coming tomorrow at 1 PM to spend the afternoon and evening studying the Bible together.  Pray for discernment.  Mary Esther especially asks for prayer for her eyes. After about 5 hours of watching sign language everything begins … Continue reading

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Mrs. Ogata Update

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Ogata Update, Colossians Recording, Difficult Decisions

Based on the results of PET/CT scan Mrs. Ogata was not able to have her cancer surgery this month. They started her on a chemo regimen this Wednesday, and when it is finished, they will re-assess possible next steps. Please … Continue reading

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