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eNews – November 2013

aloe-cactus-1For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
                                                                   Jeremiah 29:11–13
You may be asking; “What’s with the picture of the Aloe Cactus?”I was talking with Pastor Troy the other day, about our time here in Japan, and how this year, more than ever, feels like we hit the ground running right after the missions conference, only to look at the calendar and think; “Oh my! It’s November…”.
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eNews – October-2-2012

IMG 1447“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.”    2 Cor. 2:15

Japan is very different from the US, especially California in many ways, but one of the most pronounced in my mind, is that we have real seasons. Everything follows the changes in weather. There are different foods, social gatherings, manners of dress, sounds and smells. Because of the hot humid weather in summer, there are many different insects and especially mosquitoes. Japanese use special insect repelling incense to repel these pests, its smell wafting through the streets and byways.
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eNews – May 2, 2012

IMG 0739And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.
Luke 21:11

From Belind’s Desk: Last summer, just after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, I was able to participate in several Operation Safe children’s trauma training seminars.  Last month, during our spring break I had the opportunity to go up to Ishinomaki and actually participate in the program itself.
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eNews – May 26, 2011

IMG_0617This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.
                                                                      I John 1:5

God speaking into His creation and manifesting Himself into His creation is more than just “turning the lights on”. When you consider that in a three dimensional world, where length, width, and height are possible, what is also possible is the ability to experience the concept of relationship, one thing to another, and in our human experience, one person to another.

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