March Prayer Letter 2013

A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.  Eccl. 7:1 In this our 30th year of service in Japan, we wish to honor churches and individuals who have supported this ministry during that time. This month we honor our prayer warriors.  Prayer is the…

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Aged old Magnolia seed

ANCIENT SEED GERMINATES (Copied by permission by Kenny Joseph) Grown from a 2,000-year-old seed, a unique magnolia tree blooms at Easter, the beginning of April. The seed was found among carbonized beans and rice in November, 1982 at an excavation near Hiroshima, Japan. It was turned over for analysis to Hiroshi Utsunomiya, a lecturer at…

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Stability and Hope–will it ever come?

This is a different posting in that we are posting a letter by contact down in the Tohoku area where the tsunami killed so many just two years ago this month.  Sometimes we forget there are still people suffering and there are still precious ones that help meet others’ needs as they can.  Will you…

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Tsunami Warning System

Tsunami two years on: Japan finally gets warning system that would have saved hundreds of lives Two years after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands, the country has unveiled an improved warning system that could have saved hundreds of lives. Operators at the Japan Meteorological agency checking the data of the seismic activity…

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February Prayer Letter

October 7th 2013 will mark our 30th year as missionaries here in Hokkaido, Japan.  We praise God for His graces in keeping us here for this length of time.  Our Lord has supplied our needs and we, like the apostle Paul, have learned to trust Him no matter what support came in month by month. …

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Accidental Acceleration Curbed

Nissan Motor Co. has developed a system of using cameras and sensors designed to suppress the acceleration pedal and apply the brake should the need arise. It applies the brakes if the driver mistakenly presses the accelerator when the car stopped. There are four cameras installed, one on each side and an ultrasonic sensor for…

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