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To Maine for the Summer

In mid-June we returned to Maine USA for several months for ongoing medical treatment for Dale. The gradual reduction of medication for his auto-immune disease is going well and he hopes to be off meds later this year. Medical follow-up in Maine will be required every six months for a year or two.

We will also be able to see our children and one grandson (now 2 yrs.) during July. Each household will be with us for differing lengths of time, but all of them will overlap at our place for 3-4 days. We zoom with them weekly but haven’t seen them in-person since our 2019 Christmas break. So we are excited!

While in the US we plan to carry on with our TMC leadership ministries remotely. Dale will continue coaching the newly formed Worship Team leaders, coming alongside the pastoral and missionary staff, and leading the new ministries Facilitator Team. Ann will continue compiling monthly prayer requests, sending out a monthly ladies connection newsletter, and planning for Christmas children’s events. We are also continuing a baptismal preparation class for one young lady. And we will be virtually joining Sunday worship services and Wednesday prayer meetings. In addition Dale will be remotely teaching 10 one-hour class sessions for his “Contemporary Theology” class at Japan Bible Seminary.

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Return to Tokyo, then Quarantine

God has been good to us!

We have seen him at work in our life and ministry.
On Dec. 26 we completed our six-month US home assignment and returned to Tokyo, arriving on Dec. 27, and then entered a 14-day quarantine. Our travel from Maine to Tokyo was not uneventful but we sensed the Lord’s presence as we jumped over each hurdle. Lord willing, we will very soon once again dive into in-person church planting ministry and leadership.

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Fall 2020 US Home Assignment and Health

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We left Tokyo for our scheduled US fall home assignment on July 17. During the summer we started setting up our house in Maine while also remotely serving and leading our church planting project at Tokyo Multicultural Church. We have been encouraged by the good medical care Dale has received since coming back to the US. Read More…

Home Assignment in Maine USA, scheduled for Jul-Nov

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Lord willing, on July 17 we begin our scheduled fall home assignment based in Maine. We plan to visit our supporting churches in the eastern US while Dale receives US-based treatment for his recently diagnosed disease: polymyalgia rheumatica. We will continue our church planting leadership of Tokyo Multicultural Church while in the US. Read More…

Pandemic Life and Ministry in Tokyo

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How are you doing during this pandemic?

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Dale's Health, COVID-19, and Ministry Implications

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On Feb 11 Dale was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Tokyo with a high fever, severe joint pain, and bacterial pneumonia in both lungs. Read More…