Dare we risk healing prayer?

Have you ever felt uncomfortable reading the book of Acts? Or felt that the first Christians in Acts set the bar a little too high? Did Jesus really mean what he said in Mark 16, […]

Member Care

We can’t do it all

Roger Bannister died earlier this year. Don’t know who Roger Bannister was? On May 6, 1954, he broke the four-minute mile, achieving a feat thought to be virtually impossible. Today, Hicham El Guerrouj, retired runner […]


Remembering our prayers

Today my kids and I read a story in Luke 17. Some lepers, ten in fact, are crying out to him—praying to him—for mercy. Jesus responds with a command, “Go and show yourselves to the […]


Friends for life

We all understand that developing friendships is key for ministry and lasting impact in Japan. This is good news. We want friends! So how do we make and keep Japanese friends? Be ready to make […]

Book Reviews

The Sky Blue series

Hartline Literary Agency, 2017 When I was asked to review these books, I was very interested. I love fiction (more than half my library is fiction). And the author, Karol Whaley, had been a missionary […]

Short Term

Short-term prayer teams

“O‌ur prayer team is here and Christians in U.K. are praying because Japan is on God’s heart.” With these words, team leader Angelo Lebrato encouraged the members of the 2015 UK Prayer Team, which came […]

Short Term

Three values to help teams thrive

“A‌s you prepare for the ministry, I would like to share some key attitudes that can be used by God to greatly minister to the Japanese church and people: 伝道スピリット (dendo supiritto): spirit of and […]


Why don’t we pray?

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. […]

New Voices

Spiritual warfare in Japan

Of the various lessons I’ve learnt during the three years I’ve been in Japan, the biggest one has been about spiritual warfare. In particular, I have been surprised by how real and how normal it […]