Above it all (Photo of the Week)

December 2016. One tall tree stands out in the crowd, at the Iwamura Castle ruins.

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Photo of the Week: Stream in the Valley

August 2015, in Atera Valley, in the Kiso region of Nagano prefecture.

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Newsletter — Summer 2017

Hi everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday this past week, whether you celebrated Canada Day on the 1st or Independance Day on the 4th. No holiday in Japan, but Summer is definitely here! That means it’s time for one of my almost-quarterly newsletters. Please follow the link below to read, download or print:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_HFtReSrjVRRHJKUVJsajZhN3c

– Robin

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Photo of the Week: My Pagoda

Azuchi Castle ruins, January 2016.

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Photo of the Week — Sapporo Night

Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan, August 2015.

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Photo of the Week : Tokyo Amusement


Somewhere in Tokyo, March 2015.

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Photo of the Week: Matsumoto Castle

May 1, 2017. Matsumoto Castle is one of the biggest and most interesting Japanese castles I’ve been to. Unfortunately it was a bit of a grey and raining day, but we made the best of it anyway.

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Photo of the Week: Tennoji

This week’s pic is of a very old-school neighbourhood, photographed in a very old-school way. Tennoji, Osaka, December 2016.

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June Prayer Letter

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your prayers this past month. It was a busy one, with lots of travel, meetings, and a couple of preaching opportunities. I’m thankful for God’s protection and guidance.

The photo above is from my visit to the Immanuel Church in Nirayama, where I preached and led worship in English with the help of an interpreter. It’s a very small church, as you can see, but on the day of my visit there were six guests. One of the pastors told me by email later that two young girls who were visiting that day were showing an interest to putting their faith in Jesus. Please pray for these two girls and for the pastors as they follow up with them.

I’d appreciate your prayers as we enter the summer months. Here are some things going on in June you can pray for:

  • 6/2 — English Cafe
  • 6/3 — Hiking ministry
  • 6/14 — Leading worship
  • 6/18 AM — Preaching in Nagoya
  • 6/18 PM — English Bible study

Again, thank you so much for your prayers and support!

– Robin

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Look Up… WAY Up (photo of the week)

In contrast to last week’s ruins, here’s a look at the ultra modern side of Japan. This is the Abeno Harukas building in Osaka, said to be the tallest skyscraper in Japan. I shot this when I visited Osaka back in December 2016.

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