Not From Around Here

Last week someone inquired where we had moved from. We often simply say “not from around here.” When they really probe, then we tell them of our previous 35 years in Tokyo, Japan. They often nod and say, “yeah, that is certainly not from around here.” On April 9th we celebrated three years since moving back from Japan. We were forewarned that our cultural adjustment back to living in the US would take about 3…

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Prayer APR MAY

FOCUS ON PRAYER FOCUS ON GIVING Thank you all for your encouragements, enthusiasm, prayers and financial support for my expanded ministry in Asia. So far, my financial support has been strong. From May 1 we will operate with a new budget with some increases.  Travel expenses have been higher than anticipated due to inflation. We have also added a new budget line item for our AIT team “shared expenses” of $200 per month. We hope…

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Exceedingly Successful

Returning from Asia last month I went to attend our adult Bible school class at church. Someone asked about my recent trip, and I said it was “exceptionally successful.” Perceptively they asked how do you define success? After I explained some of the stories and details, my classmates agreed the trip was successful. Having returned last week from my February trip I feel this trip was even more “exceedingly successful” than last months.   First…

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Just Got Back?

Some things you do plan, and others they just happen with God’s oversight. I arrived back in the US last Monday after two weeks gone and next Tuesday I am off again to Asia for another two weeks. Actually when I arrived, I went from 90-degree temperatures to – 5-degree with lots of snow. Lots of adjusting these days. Someone asked us at our new home church “How was the trip?”  I replied that it…

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