Tag: Japan
Matsushima Bay Sunrise | Blossoms and Blessings

Happy Belated Resurrection Day/Easter! He is risen! He is risen indeed! During Holy week, the sakura (cherry) trees were in full bloom! It was the peak of the season and it turned out to be a perfect day! Read more about these stories of blossoms and blessings.

2022 Rememberance | 2022 Rememberance: 11 Years Later

Do you remember where you were on 3/11/11? Many Japanese can never forget where they were when the Triple Disaster hit Japan. We were privileged to spend 3/11/22 with Pastor Makito Matsuda, Oasis Chapel, and co-worker, Julie Nitao, JEMS missionary at Oasis Chapel.

Pastor Makito and Yuki | Partnership Progress

February in Rifu is usually cold but not much snow. This year was very different! We enjoyed snow frequently at our apartment. By the next day, the snow is usually melted. We were invited to help with a video recording by Pastor Makito at his home. Look closely at the picture above. You can see the snow is like a blizzard! Not to worry, we were warm and cozy inside. Yuki, his wife, offered us warm drinks and snacks.

Thank You! | Re-Set in Rifu, Japan!

Thank you for all your prayers!! For the first time since April, 2020, we are now at 100% of our support goal (support pledged)! How did it change so quickly from last month? An anonymous donor generously pledged an amount to IM that would fill our gap in funding for four years! This is truly a miraculous gift and we are deeply thankful for people that listen to the Lord for partnering in ministry through IM. Thank you IM for connecting us with this wonderful partner! The result is a very healthy financial start of 2022 at 100% of our support goal. We cannot thank our ongoing partners (both individuals and churches) plus our Missionary Partnership Team (MPT) enough! We are Re-Set in Rifu for ministry. PTL!

Rejoice and Be Glad | Miracles of Christmas?

Have you ever thought about the miracles of Christmas? We’re back in Japan in a quarantine apartment in central Tokyo. We’ll complete our quarantine on December 25, just in time for Christmas! We will move to Rifu near Sendai in NE Japan on December 27 to partner with Oasis Chapel in ministry. To us, this is a major financial (and spiritual) miracle!

Brain Surgery Update | Brain Surgery Update