A heart attack is not something people wish for. We certainly didn’t want it nor expect it. God orchestrated it perfectly so the outcome was His plan: a new heart for Gordon and the opportunity to work with God in what He is doing in the life of Gordon’s cardiologist.
At many stores in December, we hear Christmas carols in Japan. Amazing! But, many do not know the true story of the Lord’s birth and saving work. Some Japanese people think Christmas is Santa’s birthday! So, at our Bible study Christmas party we shared the account of Jesus’ birth by lighting Advent candles, reading scripture and singing Christmas carols. Each year I learn (or re-learn) something new. Here are my top 3 lessons I’ve learned this Christmas 2020:
Our prayer is to return to Japan in 2021 to serve for 5 more years. Recently, we received some generous funds for a matching gift. This will help us toward reaching 100% of our support which is required before we can return to Japan.