An Answered Prayer, Plus Hymn Request

Amen! Praise the LORD!! Grandma and Aunty are now reading the Bible! Please continue to pray for their salvation!! 🙂

Lee Duigon

I’m hurrying to get this posted before Joshua goes to bed. I don’t know what time it is in Japan, but it’s either very late or very early. Oh, well, he can see it when he gets up again: Blessed Assurance, sung by Alan Jackson.

And on top of it, we’ve got some good news–an answered prayer.

On May 5 Joshua asked us to pray for his grandmother and aunt in Japan, who had heard of the Gospel but not yet received it. Today Joshua reports that both are now reading the Gospel of John–and may the Holy Spirit speak to them! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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New Era: 令和

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announcing the name of the new era on April 1st.

When the Japanese Emperor passes away, or in this case, abdicates the throne, the name of the Japanese Era changes. For 31 years, it has been the Heisei (平成) Era. On April 1st, it was announced that the new era name will be Leiwa (令和) from May 1st… and it was no April Fool’s joke either. And on May 1st, the Emperor, who is only a figurehead like Queen Elizabeth and has no reigning power, will retire, and a new era will begin! Just three more days to Leiwa!

Good-bye, Heisei, and good morning, Leiwa!

( Note: Actually, it’s spelled “Reiwa,” but I wrote down “Leiwa” on purpose because it’s easier to pronounce. )

It’s SHO-TIME!====⚾>>

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Way to go, Ohtani san!

Konnichiwa! Welcome to the show! This is news time from JBC News! (The J stands for this here Swanson.)

Shohei Ohtani, a.k.a. Sho-time, the famous Japanese two-way baseball player, who is now a rookie in the MLB team, the Los Angeles Angels, was chosen as the Rookie of the Year!  He is the fourth Japanese player to win the Rookie of the Year Award in Major League Baseball.

1995 — Hideo Nomo

2000 — Kazuhiro Sasaki

2001 — Ichiro Suzuki

2018 — Shohei Ohtani

Sayonara for now, and I hope to catch up with you soon! ====⚾>>

Wrote Josh as he glanced at the clock. WHAT!!! Whoa, how time flies.

Goodnight everybody. See you tomorrow! Zzz… Zzz… Zzz…

 

 

 

 

A Relic is Found!

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It was a certain summer day at a lake in Sweden…

A little 8-year-old girl was swimming in the lake when she noticed something sticking out of the ground in the water. She pulled it out.

“Dad! Dad!” yelled Saga Vanecek with excitement. “I found a sword!”

“Now what are you talking about?” said Dad as he walked towards her daughter. “It’s probably just a stick or a toy or somethin’…”

“Look, Dad! Look what I found!”

He took the mysterious long item from her…

What she found was an ancient Viking sword from around 1,500 years ago!

The father strictly told her not to tell anybody, to avoid the media.

But at the beginning of this October, this was made public.

Has a new ‘saga’ begun? Who knows?