Throwback Thursday!
Thursday, October 14, 2021

5 years is a big milestone. As a ministry, Manna 4 Lempira began six years ago in Mercedes, with the Tablon and Betania programs beginning 5 years ago, and the Quelacasque program opening 4 years ago. That means that our programs are an average of 5 years old, and we think that is something to ce... .. read more..

Pray in November
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

PRAISE We have been really encouraged in locating a home church this month. Nothing but good news. PRAY Several weeks ago John got an invite to attend the Global Church Planting Network (GCPN) global facilitators gathering in London this month. John will be representing the East Asia region which... .. read more..

Who needs a walker?
Saturday, October 23, 2021

We continue to thank God for Jennifer's progress. This week: 1.  We moved back up to our bedroom upstairs.  Jennifer is navigating the stairs confidently-but does hold on to the railing going each way. 2. We moved out the upright piano we inherited from Jennifer's mother (dozens of keys... .. read more..

An African Parable…
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pezinho (Peh-zeen-yoo) left home just after dawn on a cloudless, warm, Saturday morning, ready for his long, familiar trek to the village of his parents.  It would take him all day, so he carried a small, scrubbed oil jug filled with quissangua, the local drink made with ground corn powder, sugar... .. read more..

We’ve Arrived!
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Since July of 2019, we have been looking forward to saying the phrase, "We've arrived in Mexico City!" .. read more..

Late Night Music
Saturday, October 23, 2021

I love coming through in the morning to make a pot of tea only to discover that one, or both of my boys have been playing their instruments late in to the night and maybe even had a jamming session together. This pic is of Joel's personal pride & joy; his PRS, and what really blesses and exci... .. read more..

What a day!
Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Chez le médecin
Sunday, October 10, 2021

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MS Gulf Coast October 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021

We have spent much time on the road during this amazing Stateside Assignment.  We truly love to be out meeting with people, sharing in churches, and seeing new sights.  Last weekend we had another opportunity to do just that.   We headed out on Friday in route to the Mississip... .. read more..

Anyone into Pitching Reality TV Series?
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Someone should really turn the backpack collection trip into a reality television program. Picture it. Penske trucks driven over the span of weeks to multiple locations to pick up a slew of backpacks, all across scenic America. It really has everything you could ever want from a reality televisio... .. read more..

Urgent Need
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Last week while traveling home on the highway, Caleb had to brake quickly to avoid hitting a Kangaroo. Tamara and Jessica were also in the vehicle. Caleb did a fantastic job at stopping and managed to barely hit the kangaroo, which jumped up and hopped away. While still in the vehicle and at a co... .. read more..

We’re Busy
Friday, October 8, 2021

Join Mel and Monica for an unedited phone conversation about everything from idols in our lives to senior graduation. It’s fun and thought provoking. Come chat with us! .. read more..

日本語のニュースレター「Dear Friends in Japan」vol.11
Monday, October 11, 2021

いつもありがとうございます。最新のニュースレターをこちらのリンク通してダウンロードができます: https://drive.google.com/file/d/166R-5f5PypfMnpdopRa1tNF5THxkplEk/view?usp=sharing お祈りをよろしくお願いします。 .. read more..

Faithfulness
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Missions depends on faithfulness. All of God’s promises in Scripture are faithful and true. Then there is human faithfulness, something we must each address in our own lives.God’s mission is accomplished by those who are faithful to His call. Saying “yes” and going is only... .. read more..

Fig chutney
Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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New adventure: Japanese driver's licence
Friday, October 22, 2021

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Schèmes; schemes and more schemes
Friday, October 15, 2021

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Manuel, CV, Success, Conflict, World Views, Dr Hodges…
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Beautiful, little Manuel (last post) has now had three cycles of therapy, one mild and two heavy and he is doing well, though it has been a rough run.  He needs at least two more cycles.  Please continue to pray for Manuel and his beautiful father, who never leaves his side. . Betsy and... .. read more..

Homeschool Days September 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

We ended another busy month of school last week.  We are in a good rhythm and our days, for the most part, are running smoothly.  In spite of several road trips lately, we have still kept up our school work. The boys have been very flexible to do school on the go.  That is a blessi... .. read more..

Flu jab
Friday, October 22, 2021

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So Better than Retirement
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

“John, you cannot retire”, I was advised by several people that I admire. They saw my role in ministry in Japan and beyond as being too crucial to just abruptly stop. My family also knew that I could not just stop working and tinker with my hobbies. So we prayed and God led John to this new minis... .. read more..

The good and the bad, and joy in the midst of it all
Friday, October 15, 2021

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She’s a force of nature
Sunday, October 17, 2021

 Yes, of course, we all know that Jennifer is a force of nature, but today I speak of Julia Myhre. Julia flew out from Salt Lake City where she is studying for an MBA at the University of Utah to spend her week-long October break with us.  It’s the first time we have ever had the privil... .. read more..

More progress
Sunday, October 10, 2021

 To my surprise, I see that it has been 5 days since I last posted any progress report.  It’s hard because the day-to-day progress is so subtle. At the end of the day, I think to myself, “Nothing much to report today.” Just that same old rhythm of Jennifer doing her little self-guided p... .. read more..

Being Transported
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Psalm 1:2-3 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,    and who meditates on his law day and night.3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,    which yields its fruit in seasonand whose leaf does not wither—   ... .. read more..

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