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Archive for May, 2007

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May 28th, 2007 by John

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Marriage, Weddings in Japan

May 27th, 2007 by John

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 Read the rest of this entry »

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Any Kids Out There?

May 24th, 2007 by John

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?

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Come and Help us as a Short-term worker

May 22nd, 2007 by John

The information on short-term needs here in Japan are on this website. Please pray and consider how you can be used of God to impact this strategic nation. Help is needed for 1-2 weeks, 1-2 years, 3-20 years, Click Here.

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It’s So Amazing

May 21st, 2007 by Elaine Mehn

                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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Where is Your Trust?

May 20th, 2007 by John

“My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what he has done, and in what He is now doing for me”

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Purpose of this website

May 18th, 2007 by John

John and Elaine MehnThis 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. I am sure others would benefit as well.

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Churches and Aging in Japan

May 15th, 2007 by John

“The Christian [Newspaper] recently conducted a survey on the aging of Japan, and obtained responses from 198 persons Read the rest of this entry »

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Expectations and Mothering on the Mission Field

May 7th, 2007 by Elaine Mehn

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 Read the rest of this entry »

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A Fresh Coat of Stain

May 7th, 2007 by Elaine Mehn

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 of the house but the bench stayed. When we Read the rest of this entry »

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