CPI Regional Equipping Seminars serve 237 leaders

The last CPI Regional Equipping Seminar held throughout 2006 and into this spring was held last week.  John conducted some training on Clarifying your Ministry Core Values.  Another seminar was on Personal and Church-based Evangelism.  Over this period, CPI has had eight regional seminars, in 5 regions of Japan, covering 9 different training topics, equipping 132 missionaries and 105 Japanese (44% of the total). This does not include the over 100 who were involved in …

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Random Thoughts on Fellowship

These things I ran across during some reading.  Caused me to think… how about you? “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…and they’re always glad you came.”   From Cheers TV Sitcom opening song “The neighborhood bar is possibly the best counterfeit there is to the fellowship Christ wants to give His Church. It’s an imitation, dispensing liquor instead of grace, escape rather than reality, but it is a permissive, accepting, and inclusive …

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Together Alone

Thoughts Along the Way Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ Mark 12:20             I was at McDonalds the other day (yes, I am sane and healthy) having a quick lunch and watching a young couple at a nearby table. They had a table in a relatively quiet corner but that was the extent of any romantic interlude. …

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Operation Japan – Intercession Resource

In Nov 2005, the 3rd edition of Operation Japan was printed to mobilize prayer intercession for the nation of Japan. This is a publication of the Japan Evangelical Missionary Association (JEMA) and co-edited by former BGC missionary Don Wright. This is a comprehensive prayer guide that will help you to understand and effectively pray for the people of Japan. For more info click here.

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Marriage, Weddings in Japan

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

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