Back from the Summer

Posted on Posted in 2012, Family News, Ministry News

Hi Friends! We took the summer off from updating our blog, but now that the fall is here (though it’s still really hot in Japan) we’re looking forward to renewed connections. We had a great summer, which included some family time on the Sea of Japan and up in Nagano. Lot’s of fun. We also […]



Posted on Posted in 2012, Ministry News

For the next few days, I will be attending the Asian House Church Summit and the Japan House Church Conference. I’m looking forward to being together with brothers and sisters from across Asia as we encourage one another to love Jesus, those he is seeking and one another, deeply. It will be a great opportunity […]


More trust building…

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Our goal is simple. We want to transform the way English is being taught in elementary schools across Japan. Why? The results speak for themselves. Kids learn some vocabulary, but they don’t learn to communicate. Why? Because the classes are more-or-less an extension of what is taught in Jr. and Sr. High, which is ‘English […]


Building Trust

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A few posts ago we discussed how we are rethinking evangelism. We have come to realize that we are not taking full advantage of the numerous opportunities we have to BE the Church in the relationships we already have. Here is an update on how we are doing this in our English school. We’ve been […]


Mother’s Day Race 2012

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This past Sunday we had a great time celebrating Mothers. Ten ladies joined in our school’s 5k run and 3-mile walk. The weather was perfect! Here’s a shot of Wendi and a friend as they reached the 3.4km mark in the 5k run. Looking great, wouldn’t you say! We had a perfect race route, winding […]