August 2013 Newsletter

Dear Praying Friends,                                                                                          August  2013  Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren. Many times we are asked, “How…

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NEW QUAKE SYSTEM

The next-generation K supercomputer was ranked as the world’s fastest computer in June and November 2011. A University of Tokyo research team has developed a system that will use a next-generation supercomputer to simultaneously predict tremors, tsunami and movements in the Earth’s crust after a massive earthquake occurs. The team, led by Takuto Maeda, an…

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HARDER THAN DIAMONDS

A team of researchers at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan created the world’s first perfectly spherical diamond and named it the Hime diamond. It is a perfect four-carat sphere with a diameter of 7.5 mm. The potential for this technology’s usefulness in order to shape an artificial diamond into a perfect sphere is vast. In…

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I love photos!

This is an entry into a wonderful contest to get photo books made –12 books–1 a month!! Oh what I could do with a gift like this!!  So I am posting about this give away!! http://www.photobookgirl.com/blog/the-mother-of-all-giveaways-a-year-of-photo-books-dream-prize-package-from-mypublisher/comment-page-9/#comment-26975 At that page by PhotobookGirl you can also apply!! Wouldn’t it be great if one of us won!!Have a…

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Death Notebooks in Japan

Activities in preparation for the final stage of life are enjoying a quiet boom. These activities include taking photo portraits to leave behind, writing final thoughts and wishes in a special notebook and attending a workshop on how to write a will. Experts believe that the recent rise in these activities reflects an uncertainty over…

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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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