Tea Proverb

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.

I saw this yesterday and really liked it :)

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Stories From Japan 5 – The tallest Japanese I’ve ever met

In this video/picture story, I introduce our good friend Takashi and some of our favorite moments spent together. Please pray for him after watching. If you’d like you can download this picture of Takashi and Yuzo to remind you of Takashi and the millions of other unsaved Japanese like him.


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Stories From Japan 4 – Stella’s Stories

This week we’re going to defer our own story time to Grandma Stella, the oldest missionary in Japan. She is an absolutely unforgettable woman who will challenge anyone she meets to live for God in the fullest. In 2008, we had the privilege of meeting Stella and her husband Ralph just before he was promoted to Heaven. Ralph and Stella lead the ministry in Takamatsu, where we served until near the end of Ralph’s life when he handed things over to Mike and Barbara Gray. Here is an interview with Stella filmed at the very end of ’08 that I’m sure will bless you. While this was filmed, there were also 2 short videos filmed on TEAM Japan that will open your heart to the laborers and you might just see us pop in for a bit :D

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Sakaide Matsuri (Festival)

Just a quick little video from Sarah Strobridge of a Japanese festival parade.

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Stories From Japan 3 – Kayoko & Hanako

Hooray! Our Stories from Japan series has made it a 3rd week in a row (almost). We also posted an update on our future plans today that you should check out too! 

In this, our second video story from Japan, we tell the story of how we became acquainted with 2 lovely ladies named Kayoko and Hanako through our English ministry. Please continue to pray for them and their family.

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Status Update – Summer ’10

Quick vid of what we have planned for the next year or so in terms of ministry. Answers a lot of questions about what we’re planning!

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Japanese Coffee and Hot Tea Vending Machine

We’ve seen plenty of vending machines in Japan, but this one definitely seemed top-of-the-line. Everyone thought it was pretty cool. You could get hot and cold drinks and it had multiple languages.

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Driving on the wrong side of the road!

Well, depending on where you’re from. It was one of my first times driving in Japan. It was nice to be inside from the rain.

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Setouchi Chapel, Takamatsu

This is Setouchi Chapel! I had a cold so my voice sonds a bit funny.

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Clapping to wake the gods

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Sorry for the poor quality. This is a man trying to wake the gods by clapping at a Japanese shrine. Breaks my heart every time.

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