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JAPAN MINISTRY REPORT!
Volume XXXXIII No. 2

Tony and Marge Abram with flowers
Tony and Marge Abram with flowers
given to them from Japan for 43rd anniversary

It was hard to believe that a year had passed since our last ministry in Japan. Time goes by so very quickly.

However, Marge and I, in the time since we were in Japan, have been as busy as ever.

We thank God that we can be busy about our Heavenly Father’s business and that wonderful business is soul winning!

Even though it has been our privilege over the years to lead thousands to Christ, we never grow tired of soul winning.

What brings joy to the heart of God should and does to us. This has been the main purpose and vision of our calling and ministry.

Our time in Japan was busy working with Aoki sensei and his wife Yumiko and with our associate evangelists in Japan, Jim and Darla Snipe.

God blessed all the meetings they had planned for us.

We also had a session with the Church School and they begged their teachers for Marge and I to give them a second session. We shared our missionary experiences with them.

The Lord gave me a encouraging word for the School and teachers concerning the ministry of the Church School. The Lord showed me how that the winning of souls was like the raising and harvest of rice or wheat where we expect to see fruit quickly.

Tony Abram teaches at Christian School
Tony Abram teaches at Christian School

However, training children in Christian Schools is like growing a fruit tree. It takes a long time before the fruit appears on the tree. It comes slowly at first but it continues to grow until the whole tree is filled with fruit. You get the harvest year after year, whereas the rice is a one time harvest.

Teaching the children will result in immediate fruit and much fruit for years to come. As the young people are won to Christ, many will become soulwinners and affect the lives of many. Through the years we have been instrumental in placing young people and workers on various mission fields.

Marge Abram and Martha Heimsoth
Marge Abram and Martha Heimsoth

Martha, Pastor Mike & Linda Heimsoth
Martha, Pastor Mike & Linda Heimsoth

 In Japan we have helped three young ladies do mission work. The last one we helped place is Martha Heimsoth. She is learning Japanese very quickly, is youth leader at the fastest growing church in western Japan and is teaching in the Christian Church School.

Martha is loved by everyone. She is the youngest person to get a missionary visa from the Japanese government. She came to Japan before her 18th birthday and is 19 years old, working for the Lord for almost 2 years in Japan. Her older sister Lynette also served a short mission with Jim and Darla Snipe. Martha’s father is a pastor of a church in Indiana.

Their church has sent over 4,000 packages on behalf of our ministry to Africa. They also take a mission to Malawi, Africa for ministry every summer.

This door was open through our radio and literature outreach to Africa. They visited and ministered in Japan recently.

Martha leads Japanese youth service.
Martha leads Japanese youth service.

Something different for Marge was when were in Sumoto, one of Darla’s Snipe’s outreaches on the island of Awaji, is having a cooking class where she shares a western recipe with a Bible lesson. Marge took the class for her, giving a Bible lesson to the ladies and showing them how to prepare a Ukrainian dish called ‘Holapsi.’ (Ukrainian Cabbage Rolls) The ladies enjoyed eating them. (Along with Jim and I.) They had 3 or more servings each.

Aoki sensei’s daughter Maki and son in law Michi, (we ordained him last year) have published three Church School text books which are the first in Japan.

Marge teaches Japanese Christian School Class of students
Marge teaches Japanese Christian School Class of students

Jim and Darla Snipe.
Associate Evangelists in Japan,
Jim and Darla Snipe.

Tony gives out diplomas to Bible School graduates from school we helped
Tony gives out diplomas to Bible School graduates from school we helped place in the Good Samaritan Church several years ago.

 There is a chapter on Marge and me in it. We also assisted in the graduation of a Video Bible School that we had helped to establish. There were 12 workers we were able to present diplomas to those that had passed the course.

Pray for these workers that they all may be great soulwinners in Japan. Marge and I also celebrated our 43rd anniversary.

The Japanese brethren gave us a lovely bouquet of flowers and also several special dinners. Jim and Darla Snipe were joyful in that in our last service on a Wednesday morning. their attendance record for broken.

Marge teaches youth the Word of God in Japan.
Marge teaches youth the Word of God in Japan.

God moved by His Spirit and answered prayer.

Please continue to pray for our missionary ministry as we try to continue to reach those who need to hear the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We want to be found faithful servants on the last day. Thank you in advance for your prayers as you stand with us in faith.

God bless you and yours is our prayer. May this be the best year you have ever had.

Your missionary evangelists,
Tony and Marge Abram.

 Overflow room crowd sitting on floor
Overflow room crowd sitting on floor

Marge, Kayo san, and Darla
Marge, Kayo san, and Darla

Darla, Jim and Marge by ferry we took to airport
Darla, Jim and Marge by ferry we took to airport

Japanese children love Marge very much.
Japanese children love Marge very much.

Maki with her husband Michi. She is holding the text books for Japanese
Maki with her husband Michi. She is holding the text books for
Japanese schools There are chapters of us in them.


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