COMFORTABLE SUMMERS AND WINTERS

Japan’s Ene-Farm’s unique fuel cells for home use, economically caters for comfort in sizzling hot summers and icy cold winters. In 2008, Japan became the first country in the world to begin selling such a system for ordinary houses. The fuel cell unit generates power by allowing hydrogen – extracted in a steam-reforming process from…

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FOR LONG LIFE, BE HAPPY

Shochi, who was born on Aug. 16, 1906, has traveled around the world at least seven times, with six of the seven tours made after he turned 100.  Wearing his signature silk hat and a bright red cloak, 106-year-old Saburo Shochi cut a fine figure when he arrived at the Best Dresser Awards at a…

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October Prayer Letter

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Psalms 103:1-2 How can we, mere sinners saved by Grace, bless an almighty eternal holy God?  These verses give us three things to do in order to…

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Challenges of the field of Japan and Long Term Patience Part 3

“Tenkin” – 転勤 -mandatory transfer system in Japan ~~The long-standing tenkin (job transfer) system in Japan probably stems from the medieval Edo-period custom of keeping the regional daimyo (feudal lord) virtually hostage in the capital city for one year  out of three, as a way of reducing the threat of rebellion by the shogun’s vassal states.(from…

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SPIDER SILK VIOLIN STRINGS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2B_QHGIOZo Shigeyoshi Osaki makes violin strings out of spider silk and claims that – in the right hands – they produce a beautiful sound.   His latest creation is making waves among musicians who praise the sonorous quality of the spider silk violin strings for their ‘soft and profound timbre’. His passion for the violin…

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Do they know of Christ?

The Engel Scale was developed by James F. Engel as a way of representing the journey from no knowledge of God through to spiritual maturity as a Christian believer. The model is used by some Christians to emphasize the process of conversion, and the various decision-making steps that a person goes through before they become…

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