May has been an exciting month; from the very first week with discipleship in Niigata and opportunities to present the gospel to Mr. Ho and others. Then up to Hokkaido, where Lana had an opportunity to disciple Mrs. H. T. and another of our personnel. The very next Tuesday H.T led Mrs. KI to the […]

Praying and Witnessing

I want to share with you a letter from our Japanese team member. She is sharing her schedule last week. Thank you for praying for me and Togane church. Your prayer encourages us so much. Here is the news of this week. On Monday morning we had a leaders’ meeting. Five leaders attended. The emphasis […]

Celebrating Christ's Birth

Praying Friends: We’re all looking forward to celebrating Christ’s birth this month, saying “Merry CHRISTmas” to our loved ones, and spending time together with our family in Christ. We’re celebrating another birth this week and looking forward to the birth of a new church in a town about an hour away from Togane where our […]


Yes, DeanO the Clown is coming back to Japan!!!! DeanO, who is really Dean, and his wife, Cheri are coming to Japan from October 9 through the 17. They will be teaching the Christians how to make animal balloons, do face painting, as well as witnessing to groups in parks, going to children’s meetings, to […]

Harvest Time

Praying Friends: From mid-August, the beautiful green rice fields turn pale yellow, almost white, as the full heads of grain cause the heavy heads to bend low in the sun. We watch with fascination as the machines move through the paddies harvesting the rice. Even more, we stand in awe and thanksgiving another harvest this […]

Holding the Ropes in Prayer

Dear Prayer Partners: It has been several weeks since you heard from us and we apologize. Thank you for praying and for those of you who wrote in response to my SOS when my Outlook crashed. I think we are about back up to speed. Since we last wrote, Lana spent three days in Kagoshima […]


Dear Praying Friends: We want to share some glimpses of the ten days since we last wrote. What has happened in that time? How is God answering prayers? How do you need to continue to pray? Mr. Migu is continuing to grow and witness in Okinawa. PTL!!! He has shared his testimony with 7 or […]

Anticipating God’s Work in 2005

Dear Praying Friends: We wish you a belated Happy New Year!! As we look back with thanksgiving to what God did in 2004 and anticipate what He is going to do in 2005, we are excited. Our New Year started in Alabama celebrating Christmas with our two sons and their families. We missed New Year’s […]

Christmas Greetings!

Merry Christmas From Tak and Lana! We have had an eventful year, both in our work and in our family!!! We saw our worship services multiply, people come to Christ, Christians grow in their faith. We are thankful for those who accepted Christ and will celebrate their first Christmas as God’s children!!!! Lana and Tak […]

A Child Shall Lead

Dear Praying Friends: We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We did. Our volunteer, Johnny, was here and joined us as we ate turkey, played games and had fellowship with missionaries and Japanese friends. Johnny blessed our friends and church folks as well as produced a bookmark and a […]