Monthly Archives: December 2010

Just a Small Part–Praise God

Thankfully we are part of a team when we reach out to Japanese. The following is part of a New Year’s card.  Many people shared in YM’s conversion: a gospel radio program, a Japanese church in Boston, loving Christians, an … Continue reading

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Rules of Thumb for Japanese Ministry #8 Give the Lord the Credit.

Giving the Lord full credit and glory is so obvious that it should be number 1 Rule of Thumb for Japanese ministries! It is good to plaster ourselves with reminder stick um notes, because we need to be continually reminded … Continue reading

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America From The Inside

Every day I use our church associate (Converge Worldwide) prayer guide. Today I said, “Oops!” Here is what it said: Pray for America from the Inside, a new network being developed by the Reaching Japanese for Christ ministry. The program … Continue reading

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Rules of Thumb for Japanese Ministries #7 Be Japanese; Be Self!

There is an interesting but important balance that every non-Japanese must process, that balance between being yourself and being Japanese. People often go through stages as they adapt to a different culture. The honeymoon stage is when everything is exciting … Continue reading

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Rules of Thumb for Japanese Ministry #6 Cast Vision

One of the hardest questions I heard while in Japan was, “What would you try to do in Japan if you had unlimited resources and knew you couldn’t fail?” How would you answer that? Since we are to be Kingdom … Continue reading

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Prayer for Japan and RJC

Last night I spent some time putting on our RJC website a 40-day Prayer Guide leading up to the February 17-19 RJC Conference. Thank you Paul Godwin for all your work. Please use it. <http://www.rjcnetwork.org/?page_id=5>  Or ask me for it … Continue reading

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Rules of Thumb #5 Help Others With Their Visions

As I try to write this, the theme causes me to cringe, since I often get so wrapped up in doing my own vision, and forgetting others’ visions.  The leadership principle is valid and important. We need to spend some … Continue reading

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Opportunities All Over The Place

The Internet certainly has given some new ministry connections. Here is a new internet radio opportunity from the Hitsujikai Baptist church in Hokkaido. Check it out, and pray for others to catch the vision. Hitsujikai Internet Radio! Conservative Christian Internet … Continue reading

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Japan From The Inside

Several weeks ago I sent a video letter to Nicholas & Ioanna Sillavan who have launched a new ministry called Destiny Japan. <http://www.destinyjapan.com&gt; Their idea is to provide meaningful experience for Christian tourists going to Japan. So I quickly made … Continue reading

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Christmas in Japan

What a great time of the year to be in Japan!  But I am in Washington state, which is also a good place.  Pray for the many opportunities that churches, Christian organizations, and Christians have during this time to share … Continue reading

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