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Marriage, Weddings in Japan

I would like to close with some thoughts about Japanese society to show the urgency of the Gospel to be grasped in this country.  For weddings in Japan there is the traditional Shinto ceremony.  More couples, however, are using the Christian ceremony today than Shinto.   This does not mean they embrace the Christian faith, though.  In fact marriage is in serious

Any Kids Out There?

Hey, Kids, Let us know your questions about what it is to be a missionary in Japan. We will post your question and your answer right here. Cool, huh? Well who goes first?

It’s So Amazing

                Thoughts Along the Way Love has truly been good to me Not even one sad day Or minute have I had since you’ve come my way I hope you know I’d gladly go Anywhere you’d take me

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This website is to highlight the gospel ministries of John and Elaine Mehn by providing:   1) Timely accurate information for our ministry partners and 2) Helpful resources to others in gospel renewal ministry. This is an interactive site, so leave a comment or response, just click below on any page. Let us know how we can partner together. If there is something you would like to know, discuss, or see please let us know. …

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Expectations and Mothering on the Mission Field

Thoughts around Mother’s Day Over the last few years I have been praying that God would break my heart with the things that break His heart. Out of this prayer has come a burden for missionary women and Japanese pastors’ wives. In Japan, the stresses of culture and ministry can be extreme. We estimate that a large percentage (perhaps 80 %) of women missionaries and pastor’s wives, struggle with exhaustion, discouragement, and/or

A Fresh Coat of Stain

Thoughts Along the Way© “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 Several years ago a missionary colleague was given by her children a wrought iron and wood bench on which to sit and enjoy her garden. Ministry needs and opportunities have moved them out …

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