The Age of Wi-fi

   Need Wi-Fi? Find a Vending MachineBy Sarah Jacobsson Purewal, PCWorld   Dec 30, 2011 Ah, Japan. The land of vending machines for, quite literally, everything. Now Japanese vending machines dispense one more item: free Wi-Fi! Asahi Soft Drinks has introduced a new vending machine that dispenses soft drinks as well as a wireless signal.…

JOY OF HELPING QUAKE VICTIMS

(Written by Sachiko Saito, a third-year student at a Girls’ Middle School) “Wake up Sachiko!” my mother called to me. “Mr. Takahashi and his family are evacuating here to Nagoya and I need your help in preparing for them.” They were fleeing from the 3/11/11 triple disaster. Early on the morning of March 18, my…

Merry Christmas — Christmas Program 2011

Thank you so much for praying for this ministry today.  God answered in several ways.  Humanly we would think maybe today wasn’t much of a special day. Why, because only 12 came to the program. Maybe the least we have had in a few years, BUT we know that EXACTLY who the Lord wanted here…

November 2011 Prayer and Praise

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 This verse is a great encouragement to missionaries in Japan.  Much effort, prayers and energy go into giving the gospel to the Japanese.  Yet, the visible results are seen far less often than we would like.  Therefore, we…

Halloween…so not needed here either

Although Halloween wasn’t celebrated in Japan until recent years, it’s becoming popular year after year. Many stores sell colorful Halloween decorations, costumes, and sweets. Also, many Japanese cities/towns, shopping malls, and theme parks hold fun Halloween events in September and October. Halloween parades, costume parties, and trick-or-treat events are often observed in fall. People in…