From last month Sunday mornings are now being taught in Japanese with English translation.
Pastor Tim is truly gifted in learning the language.
Here Debe is translating into English for him.
Tim, along with Trevor on Sunday nights, have really impressed upon us the need for advanced language learning.
You can only go so far discussing the weather or food. To speak to someone's heart requires a broader, deeper skill.
We hope to be able to go to language school in the future.
Until then, we are (slowly) learning what we can.
Of course, even better would be for God to call some local Okinawan men to become pastor/teachers. Keep praying for Okinawa!
Wasn't trying to slight women -- I mentioned men for 2 reasons:
1) As in most churches in Japan, very few Japanese men attend church, and
2) We already have several gifted, godly women (although we'll always welcome more).
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