CPI Conference Success

The CPI National Conference in Nov was larger than the last one in 2009. God really worked and so many people were encouraged, equipped, and re-envisioned for evangelism and church planting in Japan. Many were able to share their stories about the 3.11 triple disasters and also their current ministries. Many left with more refined plans for their ministry future. Thanks for praying. John probably gave his best CPI message ever. Elaine and John’s training …

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Ready for our US Tour

Thank you for praying for the Rengo Annual Meeting and the Japan Mission Field Council. There were some car problems but not on the road and so much work was completed. Elaine and I leave the field knowing we have these great relationships. Success for Tim – Having just returned from his 3 months doing relief work in Japan, Tim is contemplating returning to help with the final steps for the Samaritan Purse building program …

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Operation Full-Support

A few days ago we had someone ask about our financial situation. Here are the facts. We have ended the last two years over 100% of our needed financial support. But due to the overall global economy and the declining dollar against the yen this year will be the most challenging. When we came to Japan the dollar was 200 yen, now it is 75, an all-time low. This means gasoline (reg) is $7 a …

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Christmas Tea a Hit

Every year Elaine invites all the women from her various cooking, needlepoint and Bible classes to our home to celebrate Christmas. They sing Christmas Carols (note the video) and share a Christmas message from an invited guest. Today, December 5th, 24 women came and heard Chiho Nakano, our pastor’s wife, share the meaning of Christmas with them at the Tea. The house is packed with women who really have a great time. They all went …

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