God speaks through stories

October 10, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

When was the last time you heard a good story? For me, it was probably a powerful missionary biography I have just finished reading. I’ve been influenced by many missionary biographies and love hearing the […]


Lessons in time

October 10, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

The spark that started a fire in my heart for Japan and her people was a three-week visit to Japan in 2007 in my mid-fifties. This included a week in Sapporo with my Franco-German choir, […]

Spiritual Life

Unaware of my assumptions

October 9, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

When I first came to Japan I often felt like I was dancing in front of a crowd, but didn’t know my partner and couldn’t hear the music. I thought I knew what I was […]


Sufficient grace

October 1, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

I ‌am not the kind of person you would expect to become a missionary. I do not have a gift for learning languages, I do not love trying different kinds of unusual foreign food, and […]


What does your faith mean to you?

September 28, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

‌“What does your faith mean to you?” The young Japanese man sitting next to me showed me this question on his cell phone. I wasn’t in a Bible study or a philosophy class; I wasn’t […]

Daily Life

Gift-giving in Japan

September 19, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

As a child, I had heard tales of Hudson Taylor “going native” by wearing Chinese clothes and even a pigtail. That brings up an important question: how much should we as missionaries comply with the […]

Spiritual Life

God has great plans for Japan

September 17, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 1

I was born in Fukuoka of missionary parents in 1948, but I brought my family to Japan for the first time as an adult in 1974. After two years in Sasebo—teaching English in a college, […]


Connecting with the community

September 15, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

Dance team The Yosakoi Sōran Festival is a week-long team dance competition in June in Sapporo. Over 200 sponsored and non-sponsored teams of anything from 40 to 200 members, dressed in colourful and unique costumes, […]