August Prayer Letter

Dear Praying Friends, To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: Romans 2:7 The Christian life of service in thanksgiving to our Saviour who gave Himself for our salvation, is not a quick and easy task. We are to continue in doing good works that…

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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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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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