Japan 2010 – McCown Survey

TimothyMcCown on August 23rd, 2010

Tuesday morning we had a good breakfast. Amy Smith always made the best food for us while we’ve been here. Sweet bread, yogurt, cereal, smoothies, among other things. She really spoiled us with western food most of the time and we love her for it. A lot of the native foods here are mysterious and […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 20th, 2010

It’s Monday and today is our last full day in Japan. Our big event for today was to visit the language school in Tokyo at which Jim studied two years of Japanese. The school is an hour train ride one way with connections and walking. So we boarded our train and made our way into […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 20th, 2010

Sunday we were able to go to Wakaba mission again with the Smiths. It was really sad to say goodbye to the people there. They were all standing in the doorway waving and bowing. Over the three weeks we have been here we have been able to learn some of these peoples names, see their […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 14th, 2010

Praise be to God we made it back to the Smiths house alive after our little mountain adventure last night. We arrived sometime after midnight this morning. We had our first good sleep in several weeks. After we woke up and got ready today I decided I would help Amy Smith with her music ministry. […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 13th, 2010

We had two sessions left today in the JBBF meeting. The JBBF is celebrating their sixty year anniversary. They showed a video with pictures of different pastors and missionaries that have served the Lord in Japan over the past sixty years. History and memorials are very important to the people here in Japan. It is […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 12th, 2010

Today we folded up our futons and put them away! Sleeping on a futon for over a week has been kind of rough on our bodies! We packed up all of our stuff from the Kings home and left on the Shinkansen to go to the Japan Baptist Bible Fellowship meeting in Hamamatsu. The meeting […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 11th, 2010

Today was another day of much needed relaxation. Living in Japan is very different than living in America and your body has to make many adjustments. This makes you tired! Some of the local food here remains a mystery to me as to what it could be. My stomach can’t seem to figure it out […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 10th, 2010

Today we had prayer meetings in the bottom floor of the building we are lodging in. In the morning and evening meetings we had about ten people total show up. In prayer meeting we read and pray over missionary letters in Japanese, George leads a short Bible lesson, and then we break up into teams […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 9th, 2010

Today BBFI missionaries Bob and Sandy Piatt came by and picked us up to go to the Ibaraki train station to pass out tracts. Their church is about a ten minute walk from the station. The tracts gave information about their church, location on a map, and had an insert with a gospel message on […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 8th, 2010

On Sunday evening after church, DJ, one the members at George King’s church named Ritsuko K., Jenelle and I went to the festival in Takatsuki. There were so many people at the festival. It was unnerving to walk through the crowds sometimes because I thought we might get separated from one another and get lost […]

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