TimothyMcCown on July 31st, 2010

After we had a full morning of VBS, our exchange daughter’s mother, Ritsuko, met us at Wakaba mission.  We were so excited for her to be willing to take a two hour train ride from Tokyo just to meet with us.  She had a long conversation in Japanese with Amy Smith when she first arrived.  […]

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TimothyMcCown on July 31st, 2010

Today was the first day of VBS in Wakaba. They’ve never had VBS at the mission in Wakaba. They’ve also never had a morning event here. Nobody knew how many people to expect to show up. Six children showed up including the three Smith children. The other three children are regular attendees. Church attendance is […]

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TimothyMcCown on July 30th, 2010

Our first full day in Japan started out at the Smith’s home. In the morning I walked with Jim to the church building in Wakaba to help with some computer issues. Jenelle drove to the church with Amy shortly afterwards. We got to meet Nakahata-sensei who lives at the church building and is preparing to […]

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TimothyMcCown on July 29th, 2010

While at the Chicago airport we had lunch next to a woman that was on her way to a humanitarian mission in South Africa. We think it was an appointment that God had arranged for us to be with her. The three of us encouraged eachother on our missions and had a chat about how the […]

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TimothyMcCown on July 28th, 2010

The airline canceled our original flights to Denver, Los Angeles, and on to Tokyo. God has provided a better way! Now we have one layover in Chicago and then on to Tokyo! The layover is a few hours giving us some time to rest and we also arrive in Tokyo an hour earlier! Praise God […]

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TimothyMcCown on July 20th, 2010

Our trip is about a week away! We have been preparing but still have a lot to do this final week. We have placed a suitcase in our church foyer to collect some hard to obtain items for our BBFI missionaries Jim and Amy, whom our church supports. There are only two items still to […]

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