The chest pain would not stop! I felt the first pain walking from the bus stop toward home. Tired, I briefly rested in the bedroom. However, needing help now, I got out of bed. I barely got out the words, “I am having a heart attack!” before falling on my left shoulder and blacking out briefly.
Our God, who led the Covells to the Philippines, is faithful. This story seems to end in tragedy. But from the blood of the martyrs, CPBC has blossomed to 1000 churches in the Philippines, along with a rebuilt Central Philippine University, Filamer Christian University, Iloilo Mission Hospital, and Capiz Emmanuel Mission Hospital.
The Japan Squad mission was to learn about Japanese people and culture, experience life with Japanese Christians, and help with ministry to the Japanese people. From our experience with them, I know they did these things and much more! Many prayers were answered and I can say, “Mission accomplished!”
Lee Ann and I boarded the 8:00 express train to Iwaki 13 minutes before departure. During almost two and a half hours on the train, I could quietly rehearse my 2-minute speech in Japanese lots of times!