Spiritual Life

Why don’t we pray?

March 3, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

I’m sure we have all gone through periods when we don’t pray that much. That doesn’t mean we don’t pray at all, but sometimes our prayer life can become a meaningless round of perfunctory platitudes. […]

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 […]

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, […]

Spiritual Life

Seek God’s face, not His hand

June 1, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

I’ve been involved with prayer summits since the first one was held in Japan in 1994. Not being much of a pray-er, I was initially attracted to prayer summits because they had been started by […]

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Blessings in the mail

August 17, 2014 April Mack 0

Summer had been difficult—support had been low for months, allowing for little margin. Then Bobby came down with a fever and spots. Soon Ricky had the chicken pox, too. Just as they were getting better, […]