Gift Of Grace
... the McBades serving Jesus in Japan

Great taste...
         ...spiritual filling

  June 16, 2007
  O, taste and see that the Lord is good…

If I know nothing else about God I know He is good.  His thoughts toward me are only good, His plans for me are only good.  When things don’t seem to be going well, when I am feeling lonely, depressed or overwhelmed there is one thing I can be absolutely certain of...God is good!  Take time to consider all the good things that God has done and is doing in your life and thank Him, for He is good.

We are happy to be able to be here in California for a month of refreshing and visiting with friends and family.  We were especially blessed to be able to see our son, Stephen, graduate last Thursday from San Marcos High School. Thank you for all your prayers in getting us here.

A taste of Japan
We have planned several dessert and coffee evenings this month where we will be sharing what God has been doing in Japan.  We cordially invite you and would be thoroughly blessed if you could join us on any of the following dates:

Monday, June 18th, 6:30pm
House of Gilead – Carol Smullens – 1910 San Andreas, Santa Barbara, (680-7715)

Tuesday, June 19th, 12 noon Ladies luncheon
Home of Cynthia Lyman – 5264 Austin Rd. Santa Barbara, (967-7519)

Tuesday, June 19th, 7pm
Home of Cherie Welsh – 93 San Rossano Dr., Goleta, (685-9415)

Thursday, June 21st, 7pm
Home of Bill and Marret Krebs – 663 Arundel Rd., Goleta, (692-8452)

Thursday, June 28th, 7pm
Home of Rob and Linda Laskin – 5280 Paseo Cameo, Santa Barbara, (967-4100)

Tuesday, July 3rd, 7pm
Home of Norma Gottlieb – 1073 Via Regina, Santa Barbara, (692-2818)

Join us for curry!

Also, we will be hosting a Japanese Curry lunch at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara on Sunday, June 24th at 2pm.  If you need more information or directions to the desserts or church you can respond to us by email or call us at (805) 692-2818 or you can call the hosting home directly. We are looking forward to seeing you.



  • Praise God we are able to see family and friends while in the U.S.
  • Praise God our son graduated from high school last week
  • Praise God for Belinda’s new position at Grace Christian International School

Prayer requests:

  • Pray for the preparations for VBS in Japan.  This is our biggest outreach of the year. that
  • Pray for teams to come to Japan to help out during VBS week and that many families will come to know the one true God through this event.
  • Pray for Belinda as she plans and prepares curriculum and schedules for the upcoming    school year.


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Email Address: japan@mcbade-wp

Mail US: John & Belinda McBade
PO Box 4070
Santa Barbara, CA. 93140

Mail Japan: C/O Grace Christian Fellowship
John & Belinda McBade
7-5-8 Kabemachi, Ome-shi,
Tokyo Japan 198-0036

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