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How We Started Live-Streaming Services 

Jonas DavisonTokyo, Japan

March 18, 2020

Three weeks ago our Tokyo church (Grace City) moved services online. The decision was made on Friday morning, so I had about 2 days to make it happen, with zero livestreaming experience. I spent hours on forums and YouTube tutorials trying to get things figured out, and texting with others who were also scrambling …

Be Still and Know That I Am God 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

March 18, 2020

Heavy creaking in the ceiling above my head jolted my sleep-numbed mind into consciousness. My eyes flew open. What is that noise? Where am I? “Everybody out! This is a big one!” someone behind me yelled. That was all it took …

Seto Cat Festival 

Peter BakelaarNagoya, Japan

December 20, 2019

Shamisen Cat and Cat Hondana were displayed during the Seto Cat Festival October 4-6, 2019 to participate in the life of the community, engage traditional cultural issues, and introduce Studio Nani …

Broken Beauty 

Katy FreemanTokyo, Japan

December 20, 2019

In my first journal entry from my arts internship in Japan, I wrote, “I will admit, there’s already a part of me that feels lonely and disengaged. That seems to be common here. I want to fight this tendency. I want to see the ways God is working, the ways that His creation is already evident. Lord, show me the ways you are already here.” Now, months later, I want to share what God has shown me …

Anne and I 

Ellie HoneaTokyo, Japan

September 30, 2019

“I see that you are a missionary on a religious activities visa. I’m sorry to ask this but do you understand there is no proselytizing at the school allowed?” It was right after my Japanese placement test, a week before language school started. The head teacher talked his way around and finally up to this question, clearly even more uncomfortable with the conversation than I …