We wanted to link to this excellent article recently in done by Tabletalk. They interview Dan Iverson, the MTW Country Director in Japan, and discuss his take on Planting Churches in Japan.
Throughout the summer MTW offers training to help those adjusting back from the mission field. This year we had three missionaries in Japan and a former missionary from Japan gathered at the training in NC. It was great to get to … Continued
This was taken from a teammates blog… A missionary friend in Japan sent us a link to an article describing the plight of children in institutions in Japan. It sounds very similar to what I recently heard from the head … Continued
From time to time you have heard us mention a phenomenon in Japan called Hikikomori, youth in Japanese society shutting themselves in their homes for extended periods of time. A friend passed on this very insightful article that was in … Continued
New Year traditions are very strong in Japan. In America there is much celebrating with friends, however in Japan New Years is more of a family holiday rooted in deep Buddhist and Shinto traditions. It starts with the temples ringing … Continued
Today we were getting a little stir crazy so I decided to take the kids to a McDonald’s with a play area. It is about 30-35 minutes away so we were committing to an afternoon away. When we got there … Continued