Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Mark 10:15)
“Do you really believe that something man-made could be a god? I think that’s weird.” I clearly remember saying this to my friend who called a statue of Buddha, a god; when I was second grade. I don’t know if I have the courage to say that to my friends who visit various temples and shrines to pray to gods there now. Kids are so honest and brave. Luckily, I don’t remember my friend’s reaction after I said that.
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Splash! It hit me like a jolt of electricity. I turned and saw the cup in her hand and realized this was my wake up call. Everything from the week had been building and culminated into a heated exchange that ended with me standing at the bottom the stairs drenched in water.
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Our vision for ministry in Japan includes modeling healthy gospel-centered family to our neighborhood and city. During our time here in Missouri we’ve had the privilege to see family growth both in the life of Karis Church and among the various families that make up our church family. We believe that growth is an important mark of a healthy family. We want to grow as disciples of Jesus and grow the number of disciples we are making as Jesus calls us to do in Matthew 28:18-20. With that part of our vision in mind we are excited to annouce a new addition to our family. Megumi is pregnant with our second child and due on August 28th. We pray regularly that our children would come to know the love of Christ and the truth of the gospel through our example and we are excited to continue this endeavor in Tokyo.
It has been a long, challenging road we’ve traveled since our departure from Japan back in 2011. God has been good to us over the years and has led us to a family that has helped to call us to repentance, deeply challenge us, and lovely encourage us to continue working towards the mission that God has given us to share the good news about his son, Jesus, with the people of Japan. Continue reading Thanks to our Family