Category Archives: Other Stuff

Tsunami Relief Photo

Here is one family that Mark was especially touched by.  They spent two entire days helping the family clean out their house and shovel out the mud and slime.  The daughter was a piano teacher, and she of course lost … Continue reading

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House Hunting

We’re on the hunt for a new apartment. We found a great place ( 764 square feet — 3 bedroom apartment) in the precise area we wanted to be. We filled out the “application to be approved for a contract … Continue reading

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God’s Care

We were delighted to spend the holidays with family as Mark’s parents arranged for 27 children, grandchildren, and spouses to gather for several days on the Oregon Coast.  Our time in the US was short and the “to do list” … Continue reading

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Lunchbox 101

Real men . . . have real wives . . . who pack a real lunch. Sundays at Japanese church don’t end with the benediction and postlude.  If people walk out the church door at this point it’s probably because … Continue reading

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On the Way

Thank you for praying for the talk at the lady’s luncheon.  How did it go? It’s a long story. It was a gorgeous, sunny day, just cool enough to enjoy a brisk 20 minute walk from our apartment to the … Continue reading

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We now have a facebook account for our ministries, Bible translation and Wheelchairs of Hope. Search for “Mark and Mary Esther Penner”.  Our prayer updates will be there (maybe a bit hard to find for the uninitiated, but if you … Continue reading

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Return Date

  Thanks for praying. We are cleared to return to Japan and have tickets to fly from SFO on October 18th.  

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