XXXXIII No. 2
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
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
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
Marge Abram and Martha Heimsoth
Martha, Pastor Mike & Linda
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
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.
church has sent over 4,000 packages on behalf of our ministry to
Africa. They also take a mission to Malawi, Africa for ministry
This door was open through our radio and literature
outreach to Africa. They visited and ministered in Japan recently.
Martha leads Japanese youth
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
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
Associate Evangelists in Japan,
Jim and Darla Snipe.
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
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.
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
Marge, Kayo san, and Darla
Darla, Jim and Marge by ferry we
took to airport
Japanese children love Marge very
Maki with her husband Michi. She is
holding the text books for
Japanese schools There are chapters of us in