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John and Elaine Mehn

Archive for December, 2008

We Need Your Help

December 5th, 2008 by John

As we return to the States, we will be responsible to make up deficits in our financial support situation. After being fully supported for many years, our support has been waning this year. The Home Office has calculated that we are $648 per month behind which we are expected to make up before we return to Japan next July. We would encourage you to pray and consider contributing to our monthly support sometime in the near future. Even five or ten dollars more a month would make a difference. Also we would appreciate you considering a one time gift as well. If you want to give through the Converge Worldwide (BGC) go to the contribution website and select our name.

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Very Untypical Four Days

December 5th, 2008 by John

We are often asked what a typical day is for us.  Well, we are still out searching for one.  But sometimes we have very untypical days. John was recently on a 4 day trip to 4 locations, 3 cities, 3 prefectures, 1421.7 km (883.4 miles) mainly by bullet train, 2 interviews, a sermon on forgiveness, sermon training for lay people, an ad hoc mission Executive Committee mtg., the Rengo Mission Liaison committee meeting, the Rengo annual meeting, and a presentation to the Rengo Annual Meeting.  Everything God blessed but John is still recovering.  Then there’s Elaine’s days too.

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Mission Giving Thanks

December 5th, 2008 by John

The Japan Field Thanksgiving CelebrationThis year our November brought our yearly ministry planning for the mission and a fun time of celebrating Thanksgiving together.  This year it was earlier than the traditional US date (but later than Canadian Thanksgiving Day).  We are so thankful to have our new missionary, Lori Harms with us.  Also the Asian Director and his wife were also able to celebrate with us.  We are looking for more people to join our Japan Field Team.

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John’s Research Project into Final Phases

December 5th, 2008 by John

It seems that God had orchestrated a “dream team” of church leaders for interviews for his field research on reproducing churches.  The group of leaders is a very good cross-section of leaders from around the country and various organizations.  John is nearly done with the Interview part of the FIeld Research.  Now he moves into the phase of analyzing all the information he has collected.  Ask God to grant strength and wisdom to John as the project will be moved to the US.  For some information on what he has discovered from several churches click here.

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