This video is chilling. Pray as the church reaches out to those struggling from economic hardships due to Covid. Pray the church could be a light to the deep darkness felt by many!
A few years back Grace Presbyterian Church sent us a set of Jesse Tree Ornaments. This year we created a large Jesse Tree on the first floor of the Nagoya Ministry Center. It’s been great to watch as visitors engage … Continued
Our church was supposed to head out of town together for fellowship since it is a National Holiday. Unfortunately not many folks could participate so we changed plans and hosted a BBQ at the Nagoya Ministry Center. The day ended … Continued
This is a picture of the Kid’s Sport’s Day at their Japanese Pre-School. It turned out a fellow missionary’s parents were also in town helping out. The crazy part is our parents go back many many years and worked in … Continued
Today across the country Japanese children headed back to school to start second semester after a six week summer vacation. On September 1st, when school starts up, and for the following week there is an abrupt spike in child suicides. … Continued
Fall means apple season in Japan. Our family loves fruit but it is cost prohibitive in Japan. (An apple can easily be about $2 per apple.) A member of our church has family with an apple farm and she generously … Continued
Today was a national holiday and so we went with our Pastor’s family to a neighboring church’s elder’s land. (That’s a mouth full!) He let us pick a bunch of the sweet potatoes he had grown. We are enjoying the … Continued
This past Saturday was our kid’s Sport’s Day. This is a really big deal in Japan where the Pre-School/Kindergarten schools all have Sport’s Days in the Fall. The elementary schools hold their Sport’s Days in the Spring. This year the … Continued