Marrying non-believers

February 21, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

“I’m going to get married!” My wife and I rejoice with them at the happy news. But when we enquire who the lucky man is, we discover he’s not a Christian. This scene has been […]

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Community is vital

February 18, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

“I want so much to belong. Sometimes I think I kind of belong and then I realize that I really don’t belong. The scary thing for me is that I don’t belong in America. I […]


Connecting people of all ages

February 18, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

At the age of 25, Masako Tanaka left her job as a personal care assistant and moved to New Zealand. It was around that time that the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, and she […]

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A role in God’s movie

February 12, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

I was standing on the sideline of our kids’ soccer field, chatting with a bilingual friend, when another Japanese mum we hadn’t seen for a while came over to chat. It all seemed ordinary enough. […]

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Stop waiting—start celebrating

February 8, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

C‌hristmas and Easter can be difficult seasons for singles. They can also be times filled with expectation, worship, and joy in the Lord. Many variables influence whether a season is joyful or painful: one’s background, […]

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Make memorable vacations

February 4, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

The smell of blueberry muffins wafted through cabin 33 at Takayama.1 The girls were called from their beds, “And don’t forget your bathing suits!” Café au lait was in the thermos, while there was hot […]

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Our unusual education journey

January 31, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 3

A‌s a child, I feared changing schools ‌and losing my friends. It was an irrational fear as my father was a farmer and it was very unlikely that we would move away from our family […]

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Eight family rituals you can do

January 29, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

One of my joys is finding unique ways to celebrate people I love, such as making a special cake for friends, organizing surprise parties, or planning wacky practical jokes. This interest plays out in my family. […]

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Help. Thanks. Wow.

January 24, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

Soon after moving to Japan, I confessed to a good friend how hard it was for me to find time to pray. Not only was I a new mom learning to cope with the excitement […]