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Back to Japan

by: Shan Reed

I have arrived safely back in Japan! Thank you for your prayers. I was to leave in the midst of the polar vortex and was, therefore, delayed a few days. It was great to have some bonus time with my family and friends. All of my flights went smoothly, and I was greeted at the airport by a few friends who kindly helped me get all of my baggage up to my apartment!

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Various Cultures

by: Nick & Iris

In January, we had an opportunity to visit a remote mountainous area where aborigines of an ethnic minority group, Miao group, have been dwelling in the past millennia. Having been invited to attend a wedding ceremony (which lasted for three whole days), we are thankful that we were able to build relationships with people in that village.

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Transitions in Japan

by: Yuri Nakano

Hope. This was the theme for last year’s Advent season at Komyo Christian church and also the attitude I have this new 2014 year. I pray that hope permeates your life as you trust in His Almighty love and power.

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Clarisse’s Story

by: Craig & Maureen Moody

What a privilege to serve in this beautiful country. We have gotten to know so many wonderful people and there are so many more to meet even here at Bamenda Station. Over 250 people work here in the rest house, health centre, schools and various offices. Craig continues to get to know the staff in the office and enjoys the lively discussions at coffee break. He is also able to share his heart as he leads staff devotions.

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Finances in Cameroon

by: Walter & Florence Grob

Affordable health care is a basic need. Affordable health care, combined with Christ inspired compassion is even more needed. Since 1949 Cameroonians from all walks of life have found this type of care at the Cameroon Baptist Convention (CBC) health facilities. Initially the development of this ministry was headed by missionaries.

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Continuing the Journey

by: Paul & Tanya Gericke

It is hard to believe that we are only 6 months away from taking the trip across the Atlantic with no return tickets in our pockets. Our journey over the past 2.5 years has been filled with God’s grace, open doors, wise council and excitement concerning the way ahead. As God began to speak to us about this ministry in Romania, in the summer of 2011, we would have never imagined that we would actually be moving there full-time in the fall of 2014.

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Christmas in Japan

by: Paul and Melissa Ewing

Thank you everyone for praying for our Christmas events. We were so excited that our small church was able to make 25 Christmas boxes for Samaritan’s Purse! We had many wonderful events from decorating the church, caroling at a Nursing Home, watching “It’s a Wonderful Life”, and making Christmas cards.

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Progress in Russia

by: Gary Clatterbuck

I want to share with you the good news that your investment and our work in Russia is moving into high gear, and I am excited. If you have followed the involvement of the NAB in Russia, you know that we have helped in the training of hundreds of pastors, teachers and leaders for the church there.

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Back to the Field

by: Rick & Debbie Bardin

We are now back in Mbingo, Cameroon and have finally gotten back into routine here. We arrived on January 17. It is now 3 weeks later and it has taken this long to catch our breath. Transition between worlds always takes time, but this seemed a bit harder than usual. We were only gone 4 months but many changes had taken place here which made it more challenging.

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Spotlight on Cameroon

by: Randy Schmor

Cameroon is a country of great diversity. In the early 1960s they gained independence from France and England, the two countries that controlled the territories that would join together to become the Republic of Cameroon as we know it today. Due to this varied colonial past the western provinces are English speaking while the rest of the country’s official language is French.

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