Marathon Prep

Posted on Posted in 2012, Ministry News

Fall, winter and spring are the three seasons of the year that people run in Japan. A lot of people. Summer is just too plain hot, so only die-hard runners are out on summer evenings. I’m getting ready to run the Kobe Marathon in November, followed by a half-marathon in Sanda in December, so a […]



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As of October 1, we have officially become members of Sunrise International Ministries. If you have been following our newsletters over the past year, you already knew the transition was coming. We thought we’d take a moment to share again why we are transitioning. First of all, we still love and respect Asian Access, the […]


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 […]



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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…

Posted on Posted in 2012, Ministry News

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

Posted on Posted in 2012, Ministry News

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 […]