Churches On Mission

The mission of the church is from everywhere to everywhere. While we are in Japan our partnering churches continue to do mission right where they are evangelizing, discipling, and developing leaders. They are also touching their communities in deed by identifying and engaging real and felt needs. Many do this with people of other cultures. We are very proud of each of our partnering churches because their mission commitment is not just “pray and pay” …

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Intensive Prayer – June

GOD ANSWERED For more great visits with our partnering churches, renewing relationships sharing and hearing what God is doing. For joining with one of our churches in the World Day of Prayer. God was there! For some downtime at a retreat center for writing and recharging. We heard that we were fully supported throughout the fiscal year ending in April. Pray it continues. PRAYER PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS For energy, freshness, creativity, and passion as we continue …

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Schedule US Mehn Tour – June

SCHEDULE MEHN US TOUR – JUNE 06/04-05 Community Church- Fond du Lac, WI 06/09 We hit the road for our 2nd trip to Colorado 06/11-12 Galilee Baptist Church –  Loveland, CO 06/18-19 Aspen Ridge Church – Evergreen, CO   06/22-23 Grace Mountain Church – Colorado Springs, CO 06/24-29 Converge International Ministries, Home Assignment Reentry Summit – Colorado Springs, CO 06/29-07/01 Converge Biennial Meeting REACH, Mission Hills Church – Littleton, CO 07/02-03 Bethel Baptist Church – …

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Where the Other Half Lives

Our ministry in Japan is within the most populated parts of the world. Take a look at Asia: India, China, Indonesia, SE Asia. The map above shows the distribution of the world’s population. Half of humanity lives in the black space and the other half in the yellow. It’s a stunning illustration of the degree to which people are concentrated in certain urban centers, particularly in Asia, where the majority of the global population lives.from

John on EMQ Podcast

John recently had an article published in a mission journal, The Evangelical Missions Quarterly.  They interviewed him for a podcast that you can listen to the 30min podcast at EMQ #010 0 Apr 11, 2016 EMQ’s Keith Peters speaks with John William Mehn whose article “What Kind of Leaders Reproduce Churches?” appears in the April 2016 issue of EMQ. ©2016 Evangelical Missions Quarterly. ℗2016 Educational Media Corporation. Read more at

Churches Need Missionaries

We had heard this information before but now it was proven in a new study.  What is the greatest influence in people becoming missionaries?  Well we heard it again.  The number one influence is meeting missionaries. A study was conducted of students who had become missionaries and from interviews they determined the number one influence was meeting real missionaries. “Every person we interviewed spoke about the influence a missionary had on their decision to become …

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Travel Mercies

“We have heard you many times when you have come back on Home Assignment. We have never heard you more encouraged in your work,” is the kind of comment we are getting as we visit our partnering churches and individuals.  Thanks to God, we are doing very well since we arrived and off to a good start. We were in both the MidAmerica region (celebration banquet) and Rocky Mountain region (pastor’s retreat) in several churches …

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US Tour – May

SCHEDULE MEHN US TOUR – MAY       05/14-17 Cumberland Baptist Church, Cumberland, WI 05/22 Fox River Baptist, Appleton, WI 05/29 Bethany Baptist Church, Moline, IL   06/05 Community Church, Fond du Lac, WI 06/09 We leave for our 2nd trip to Colorado to visit 4 churches, plus training, and Converge Biennial Mtg. You can follow our tour schedule here every month

Prayer Items – May

GOD ANSWERED For great visits with our partnering churches. Great to see old friends and make new ones. But visits are too short. Pray for those we have met who are interested in serving in Japan as short-term missionaries. For our travel mercies (already 3,000 miles) and for avoiding a major winter storm in the Rocky Mountains. For an opportunity for John to meet and pray with some Japanese businessmen. PRAYER PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS For the …

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Kumamoto Japan Earthquake

In the early morning of April 14th the area around Kumamoto City in the southern island of Kyushu was hit by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. Many buildings were destroyed, roads made unusable, and many landslides. In two days a 7.5 earthquake continued the destruction resulting in one church building completely destroyed. To date 49 people have died, thousands have been injured, over 200,000 have been evacuated. There continues to be aftershocks now totaling over 1000. …

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