The Labor and Benefits of Language Learning

Our family has lived in Japan now for 6 months. After spending our first month adjusting and getting our house and life set up, for the past several months I've been ensconced in Japanese language school, studying what has been rated the most difficult language in the world for English speakers to learn. By God's …

How Time Flies – Make it Count

Last week Lydia began preschool. For several years before we had children, Caroline was a teacher, so she has attended plenty of "Meet the Teacher Nights." But this most recent one was her first time attending as a parent. Afterward she said to me, "This really makes me feel grown up." And I know what …

Five Ways to Support Missionaries When Your Budget is Maxed Out

Missionaries have to raise support (at least most of us do!). As I connect with folks, share about the work that God is doing in Japan, and invite them to participate through prayer and financial support, sometimes the answer comes back, "We believe the work you're doing is great, and we'd love to support you, …