Help us grow this work!
Please consider the following suggestions as minimum annual gifts for individuals, congregations, and larger enterprises respectively. (U.S. donations tax-deductible)
$100 makes a Funadamari possible, where friendships, ideas, dignity and hope are born.
- $1,000 helps us publish Nakamadatcha - by which local stories foster community solidarity and a positive paradigm shift.
- $10,000 will help us acquire office and hosting facilities to ensure sustainable solutions in which the primary stakeholders (our local friends themselves) get to be the primary decision-makers in the development of their hometown.
Of course, any gift - no matter the size - is welcome.
- (Help us skip the fees.)
- January 2016 (1)
- October 2014 (1)
- December 2013 (8)
- November 2013 (19)
- October 2013 (26)
- September 2013 (21)
- July 2013 (1)
- March 2013 (1)
- December 2012 (9)
- September 2012 (11)
- May 2012 (1)
- February 2012 (4)
- January 2012 (1)
- November 2011 (2)
- October 2011 (1)
- September 2011 (1)
- August 2011 (1)
- July 2011 (4)
- June 2011 (4)
- May 2011 (2)
Monthly Archives: September 2013
Monday again. Time to rest, fight off the onset of a cold, and spend time catching up on housework, etc. And also entertain anyone who happens to come to the door–like our neighbor T-san. Ex-whaler (14 years of a month … Continue reading
What we want to do is equip folks to feed themselves. This applies to relief and development work. It also applies to discipleship settings. So when we gather for Sunday worship, we try to engage God, each other, and the … Continue reading
Amazing day. We traveled about an hour to nearby Rifu to attend our friends’ wedding. Nobuki was at ACU with us. Satomi introduced us to Ayumi, who was baptized this spring. Because of university and church connections, the day was … Continue reading
Ugh. Autumn ragweed. Feels like there’s a crowded rabbit warren in my trachea. This morning was 参観日 (sankanbi: observation day) at Minori’s kindergarten. Fun to see the busy hive activity of the little munchkins–even if I did feel like I … Continue reading
This morning Michiko and I (and Shiori…) interviewed a lady who runs a dagashiya. A dagashiya is a traditional candy and toy shop. If you ever went to a youth camp that had canteen or tuck, it’s something similar to … Continue reading
Spent the morning trying to implement yesterday’s thoughts on inductive Bible study and lectio divina. Phew! Even after eleven years, Japanese is hard! But it’s rewarding to see the discussion beginning to unfold between these young people spread across Japan. … Continue reading
Although the neighborhoods in northern, rural Japan are quiet, they are by no means silent. When the wind leans just the right way—as it does now—you can clearly hear the breakers from the shore a half mile away. You can … Continue reading