Author: Laura Uechi

27 Feb A Building in Tokyo

Every journey begins with a step, but sometimes you don’t know how many steps are left until you reach your destination. Eight years ago, our team was asked to “cross the Jordan and take the land”.  We knew that God had buildings for us in...

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22 Feb Sayounara

During my years of living in Japan, I've observed and learned many things about the people and culture of this amazing land. As an example, when Japanese say a formal farewell, or 'Sayounara' さようなら to family, friends or visitors who are leaving for a long time,they bow...

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06 Feb Worship Me Here

“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.” - Eph. 1:11 15 years ago God spoke to my wife after He had given her a picture of...

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15 Aug A Place to Call Our Own

[embed width="560" height="315"][/embed]   YWAM Tokyo is currently in the process of trying to purchase a property from the Baptist Church in Japan, in order to house Discipleship Training School (DTS) students. The property includes two houses and land. The price for all of this is basically...

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08 Aug Art

One of the things that I love most about Japanese culture is art. Japan is well known for it's beauty in nature, but also in the songs, poems and artwork created by Japanese people. I believe the creativity behind all the Haikus, Anime, and the...

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05 Jun Covered

We are always in the Father's house. Friends, we are always welcome in His home and He dwells with us. Since the work of Christ, He chooses not a physical temple but us as His people, temples of the Holy Spirit. Let me expound- most of us have left our earthly fathers to be in mission here in Tokyo. We might come out from that covering of our fathers providing for us, but God's covering will NEVER be removed from us.
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05 Mar SPRING!

It is March! I enjoy march so march! HAHAHA
In Japan Spring is very eventful!
Graduations for all of those who attend Japanese school and new start of school/work in April.
March 3rd: We have "hinamatsuri" (doll festival in English I think). It is a celebration for girls and prayer that they will grow healthy.
March14th: We have White Day! It is month after valentines because in Japan girls give out chocolates to boys on Valentine's Day, and guys give chocolates to girls on March 14th.
It is also the season to see cherry blossoms; right now we see ume flowers (plum?)! It is going to be beautiful! 
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