News from Japan

Dear Family and Friends around the world

Yes, it is Wednesday here and a little warmer but it looks like Spring is still hiding somewhere. But that’s OK…it will arrive soon. Now the plum blossoms are so beautiful. And I have no video to show you but….a few pictures which are attached below. The meeting this past Sunday was encouraging because a mother brought her teenage son and a Brazilian couple have been attending regularly. We are still dreaming of moving to a better location but the needs of several have our attention at this time. This coming Sunday we will introduce a new member of the church, a sweet Filipino sister. What else? Thank you for praying for us. News from two sources have revealed that some pastors are struggling to keep from ‘burning out’. We have close to that feeling but so thankful that the Lord came to our rescue. This was the theme of last Sunday’s message: ‘Let us lay aside every encumbrance and sin and run the race that is set before us’. We love you all….

Ben&Ruth