Japan Churches Should Grow, But … Mitani Article

The Church Should React to Needs and Change from an Inward Focus to an Outward Focus Today good will toward Christians is increasing.  Research has shown that, of those who might like to have faith, 30% would choose Christianity.  This was the highest ranked choice.  Over 60% of weddings are Christian style weddings.  According to Gallup research, 23% felt that Christianity is a good religion.  The Elijah kai did some research and found that 27%…

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A Lone Tree

Thoughts Along the Way© He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8 While on Home Assignments, we do a lot of driving – sometimes short distances and sometimes from Chicago to Colorado or Chicago to Ohio.…

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English Conversation Teacher Needed Soon

The Misono Baptist Church in Japan is looking for someone to teach English conversation full time for at least 2 months (up to several years). This position is open beginning in mid November 2007 (if someone can come later too that is ok). The church will pay a living allowance and provide furnished housing. The teacher should arrange to cover their travel to Japan. Training and ongoing mentoring for English teaching and evangelism is provided.…

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Let’s Make a Deal

  Thoughts Along the Way© “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:9-11             In my family I am famous (maybe infamous is…

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John Speeds thru Tokyo Expressways

The other day Tim and I went for our monthly partying downtown in Machida. After having some good vittles we went to our favorite video game center. We both share a love for video games though I have almost no time to play them, except with Tim. I have stopped being cool several years ago but Tim is very up on the latest games, especially in Japan. After trying a few new games we decided…

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The Sunset

Thoughts Along the Way © Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:6-7               Hawaii is known for its amazing, awe inspiring sunsets. This renown is quite justified but …. I still remember a particular sunset that we stood on the beach to watch. I expected it to…

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