Daily Life

Something precious

January 22, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

Many years ago, when our two oldest children were preparing to return to boarding school for the start of a new term, I plucked up the courage to enter the “forbidden zone,” our kids’ playroom. […]


Ministry as a young mum

January 17, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

I missed my mum when I had children in Japan. When I took my one month old for his first check up at the maternity clinic, other mums with their babies born the same day […]

Daily Life

Seeing beyond the stereotypes

October 26, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 1

I received a lot of advice from others, both while preparing to come to Japan as a missionary and after arriving. Although much of it was helpful, I discovered that many people harbored prejudices against […]


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, […]


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 […]

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, […]

Member Care

Expectations: attempting great things

September 4, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

After a term of service on the field, most missionary debriefs are about hurts and disappointments. In almost every case these are the result of unmet or unfulfilled expectations. One definition of “expectation” in the […]