Jill and I came to Japan in 1982 for a summer outreach as part of our training program with Youth With A Mission.  I have no intention of staying or trying to enjoy it.  But in one instant, as I looked to see what music young people of Japan listen to and it was the same music as young people all over the world, and I realized we are all the same inside.  Our hearts, hopes, fears, pain and joys are basically the same.  So the only things left is to find ways to get past the language and cultural barriers that separate us.  Thirty years later…nothing will stop the Kingdom of Jesus!

brushed bamboo

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