We went to a well-attended conference today in Miyoshi, a suburb of Nagoya, where the main speaker was a pastor from Tanzania named Josephat Gwajima whose church, Glory of Christ Tanzania Church (old website), has some twenty six thousand members and 4,800 leaders.
I finally just figured out how to sign into the paid wifi account I signed up for a month ago with Wireless Gate‘s Yodobashi 380 yen per month plan. That’s a great price! But making it work for an English speaker is not a simple task. It took a lot of Google Translating of their […]
Monday, February 15th was President’s Day in the U.S. It wasn’t a holiday in Japan but that didn’t stop us from taking the day off and going on a road trip. Funny thing was that I didn’t realize it was a holiday in the U.S. until after we came back. We had a great trip […]
When we prepared to move to Japan for about half a year, it didn’t cross my mind that God would open up doors for me and Elisabeth to speak. On Christmas night, I got to share my first message at a church. My father-in-law, Ben Fowler, pastor of Hamamatsu Sukuinushi Kyokai invited me to share […]
To all of our dear family and friends! 新年快樂！恭喜發財！Happy New Year!!! あけましておめでとうございます. We’ve been thinking of all the great things that happened in 2009 and are so grateful to KNOW YOU! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebration. We welcomed the New Year in with the winter’s first snow flurries here in […]
Today I attended a Christmas concert attended by about two hundred people and put on by the Hamamatsu Christian Center at the Hamanako Royal Hotel in Hamamatsu, Japan. The church is co-pastored by Elisabeth’s grand aunt, Berni Marsh, who has been a missionary in Japan for almost 50 years! The charity concert raised $3,000 for […]
We had a great three-day weekend. On Sunday we went to church at the Hamamatsu Church of the Savior, which Elisabeth’s parents planted 25 years ago. Worship was so fun. They even sang “Friend of God” in Japanese! Elisabeth’s dad, who I call FIL (short for father in-law), preached a great message about walking by […]