There’s no secret to fruitfulness. It’s about obedience.

Erich recently wrote about simple church, and I would like to share more about it since I feel like I’m finally getting it. I have been seeing so much outward fruit recently, and some people ask, “what did you do that made a difference? What’s the secret?

Residency Trip 2015 & A Visit Home

Greetings, family and friends! May Jesus be glorified always. Emi here. I’m writing to you with such renewed spirit and heart. The Lord restored so much joy in me during this month through my trip to the States. I. Regent University’s Residency Program in Virginia Beach Just like last year, I once again visited Regent […]

Dating a Church 教会とデート

Emi here. 恵美でーす。 Church Dating (Does that sound bad or what?) 教会とデート In all honesty, finding a church to settle was like dating. Of course, we know that there’s only one Church, Christ’s body, but we experienced a few “churches” in Osaka area. And every time we visited a church, it was like dating. We had to […]

Krystal & Brent’s Visit and etc.

Hello dearies, Even though our social media feeds look like we are having a bunch of fun all day every day, we are not like that all the time. Most of the time we stay busy with school and work, and we are really, really, really craving some quality time with people in general. We haven’t […]

D-Day + 10: Missions Landing Report

Hello friends! Thank you for your prayers for our safe trip – we’ve made it to Japan! You may be wondering what Erich and I have been up to since landing. Our last post was over a month ago! It’s been a crazy past two weeks—let me tell you the highlights of our experience. こんにちは!たくさんの祈りを感謝します。無事に日本に着きました!日本に着いてからのエリックと私の状況についてアップデートしたいと思います。 Table […]

The Power of God to Provide & Recognizing the Person of Jesus

Recently I was honored with two speaking opportunities — one at the Japanese Worship Service in Battle Creek, MI and the other at our home church, Moran Park in Holland, MI. Last weekend Pastor Bob Herman was speaking on John 6 (the multiplying of the loaves and fishes), and in discussions with him leading up […]

A New Model for Testimony

I had a thought about a new model for testimony. When I say “new,” I mean new relative to what we’re doing now in turn-of-the-millennium  in America because this model for testimony has existed for quite some time — I’ll get to that later. A short disclaimer: if you’re reading this thinking, “Erich heard my […]