Short Term

Three values to help teams thrive

April 19, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

“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 […]

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. […]

New Voices

Spiritual warfare in Japan

February 26, 2018 JAPAN HARVEST 0

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 […]

Member Care

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 […]

Daily Life

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. […]

Daily Life

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 […]

Daily Life

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 […]

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. […]

Evangelism

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 […]