Monthly Archives: February 2011

RJC Conference #2 Encouragement

At the RJC Conferences we try to help connect people, encourage them and also provide resources for ministry to Japanese. (After finishing this sentence I had to go outside and scrape the snow off our collapsed gazebo)  At the conference … Continue reading

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RJC Conference #3 Gaining resources

The third goal of the RJC conferences is to provide tools and information that will help people to do a better job representing Jesus. I can’t beginning to list the various resources that were presented. Please check the RJC website … Continue reading

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RJC Blessings–#1 Connecting

At our conferences I often say that we have three goals for the meetings: 1) Connecting; 2) Encouraging; and 3) Equiping or Rsourcing. I haven’t analized the data, but usually half of those attending the conference come from the Pacific … Continue reading

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RJC Blessings

The Reaching Japanese for Christ Conference ended on Saturday. This was the 10th annual international conference that we have had. Blessings abounded, so I would like to take a few bloggs to share some of these. You can catch some … Continue reading

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Christmas is over!

This entry has nothing to do about RJC, so only the brave need to continue to read. Today I took the Christmas lights off the several small trees in our yard. I thorougly checked the calendar and could find no … Continue reading

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RJC Conference is coming.

We are less than a week away from the coming 10th International Reaching Japanese for Christ Conference at Northshore Baptist Church, Feb. 17-19. Here are a few things running around in my brain as we make final preparations: RJC is … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue–Is That You, Lord?

We had an email through our RJC website the other day. (By the way, thanks to Simon Pleasants, we have a modified new look on the website.) The email writer said that she had graduated from a Christian school in … Continue reading

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How Many Call Themselves Christian in Japan?

Today I read again the results of a calculation mistake. The Gallup Japanese religious survey taken in 2001 had some surprising and encouraging results. If you do an internet search you can still find some of the reports saying that … Continue reading

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Rules of Thumb for Japanese Ministry #12 Laugh A Lot

I was in college the first time I read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. You can find the book’s outline here. The second rule was “Smile.” How simple! How powerful! My family observes that I don’t … Continue reading

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