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dear Friends at michiqak^Cit

February
tion and

AND

THEN TAKING THE GROUP

OF STUDENTS OUT

has

been a month of prepara


and organizing of the

FOR

PRACTICAL EVANGELISTIC TRAINING. JULY


in our cahp evan

teaching

AND August will be spent

Spring
GRAMS

Evangelistic
WITH THE

pro-

VARIOUS

CHURCHES AND CHRISTIANS WE


WORK WITH HERE.

gelism IN Karuizawa, Only by a miracle can we have the sec ond WING FINISHED IN JuLY AS WE MUST HAVE

$8000.00 TO FINISH IT, BUT WE WILL MAKE DO


WITH A HALF WING AND HALF SESSIONS
US THE BUILDING BY

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WAS THE

a HIGH LIGHT OF FEB.


BAPTISM OF A

IF GOD

DOES NOT GIVE

THAT TIME

YOUNG

University first

student

who

Right now we are EQUIPMENT WE HAVE


A MIRACLE BY THE

rejoicing in the fine HERE IN SHIMOOCHIAI.


SACRIFICIAL GIVING OF

came last spring to

Bible Classes, attendED


JUST

This $18,^00.00 buIlding came last year as


MANY.

SUMMER CAMP ALSO,

BUT

W^HIr. cSBBm'- SEEMED TO HAVE DOUBTS AND


COULD NOT COME THROUGH TO A POSITIVE

Again

thank
TO

you
SELL

for your living link


AND USE THE FUNDS FOR

DECISION
CONTINUED YOUNG MAN

FOR JESUS CHRIST. BUT DR. RaYNER


DOING AND HE PERSONAL FINALLY WORK WITH THIS PRAYED A PRAYER

SUPPORT.
BEEN TRACT SENT

Thanks for the stamps which have

EVANGELISM.

OF

REPENTENCE

AND BELIEF

IN

JeSUS ChRIST

Sincerely,
Julius Fleenor

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WORKERS. PLEASE PRAY "LORD OF THE HARVEST SEND FORTH LABOURERS",


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night courses. I AH TEACHING INTENSIVE New Testament courses in the Spring term

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1 I9SG

MISSIONARY
March4 1966
will
this

NEWS
write
is the

later

the details, BUT


we

crucial month and

Dear FRIenos^
This letter
FOR WHICH WE

NEED
is a special call to prayer
FEEL A GREAT NEED AT THIS

unceasing
BE

PRAYER

THAT

GOO'S

NAME

glorified. A CERTAIN GROUP

TIME.

In

Cph. 6:id we are told after the

ADMONITION TO "BE STRONG IN THE LORO AND TAKE THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOO" TO DO THE
FOLLOWING:

WISHES SOME OF THE LAND AND FUNDS WHICH HAVE BEEN GIVEN FOR CHRISTIAN WORK TO BE PUT INTO MERE SOCIAL SERVICE NOT GLORIFIYING GOO.

4. Pray

for

all

Japanese full

time

''Praying
SUPPLICATION
THEREUNTO

always
in
WITH

with
ALL

all

prayer and
AND

WORKERS THAT THEY BE STRENGHTENED

THE SPIRIT^ AND WATCHING


PRESERVANCE

SUPPLICATION FOR ALL SAINTS....BOLDLY^ TO MAKE KNOWN THE MYSTERY OF THE GOSPEL."
Paul wrote this request from a prison CELL> BUT THERE IS NO COMPLAINT OF HARD SHIPS^ BUT HE IS ENCOURAGING THE Christians to withstand Satan and be VICTORIOUS Christians and at the end he
ASKS FOR prayers.

IN THE HEAVY DUTIES THEY HAVE AND PRESSURES IN PREACHING CHRIST IN THIS GODLESS COUNTRY. REMEMBER

THERE
THIS

ARE
LAND,

ALMOST
BUT

IjS CHRISTIAN IN
THE 99,000,00 ARE

STILL LOST WITHOUT A SAVIOUR.

5. Pray the Lord of the Harvest to send


FORTH labourers INTO HIS FIELD WHITE UNTO HARVEST. WE HAVE THREE FINE

Always we have emphasized the blessings OF BEING A MISSIONARY. ThESE FAR OUT
WEIGH ANY HARDSHIPS TO BE SURE. BUT THERE

NEW Bible College students moved INTO THE school. PRAISE GOD AND ASK
FOR MORE.

6. Pray
CREASE

especially
IN

that the work

in

ARE MANY,MANY THINGS TO DO, TASKS TO COMPLETE ETC, AS WE PREPARE FOR FURLOUGH

creases

HERE, there might BE AN IN


FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE

IN September
house

1966.

Lord willing^

the

Warrick family plan to live

in our mission

OPENING OF NEW PLACES. WHETHER THIS MONEY COMES FROM JAPANESE OR

and carry on many of our missionary

American
BUT
LEASED.

Christians

doesn't matter

activities. Aslo other of the mission aries AND Japanese will teach classes for

pray for NEEDED FUNDS TO BE RE

Julius in the Bible College for Prayer and Evangelism and take over outside classes for Virginia.

7. Goro Kuwabara age 21 and one of THESE STUDENTS IN BIBLE COLLEGE, IS


being trained as a future teacher IN

However,
SEVERAL
AND WE

right
ASKING

now

we are faced with


NEEDS IN THE WORK

THE SCHOOL HERE.

CINCINNATI

6IBLE

VERY
ARE

PRESSING

Seminary
expenses

has
while

offered

him a 5

THAT THOSE OF YOU WHO

scholarship plus WORK TO pay all his

SIGNED Prayer Partner Cards expecially HOLDS us before GOD IN PRAYER FOR THE

he gets his degree.

He
work

and

Stephen
IN

can study,pray and


PREPARATION FOR

FOLLOWING THINGS SPECIFICALLY; 1. Physical and spiritual strength for


THE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO PREACH AND

TOGETHER

GOSPEL

WORK IN JAPAN.

WE ONLY NEED

$350.00

FOR

HIS FARE TO THE STATES

TEACH

WHICH

ARE COMING TO US

FROM

UNIVERSITIES AND INDIVIDUALS.


2. Especially
PROGRAMS AT

BY Sept. 1st. Pray that this will come in if it is G0D*S will for HIM
TO TAKE THIS TRAINING.

for the two Kindergarten


SHIMMOCHIAI HERE AND

8. Pray
YEAR EVERY

that
AND

all
THAT

our needs be met by


WE BE A BLESSING TO IN THESE MONTHS

SAKAI and ALSO FOR TWO OTHER DAY Care Centers which our fellow WORKERS want TO OPEN, BUT WE NEED
A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF EQUIPMENT PLUS

FURLOUGH

TIME SEPTEMBER |ST OF THIS

LIFE WE TOUCH

BEFORE FURLOUGH.

TWO GOOD TEACHERS.

pRAY FOR
THAT..

THESE
THE

9. Pray

for

the

Warricks who have


TO GET A

NEEDS SPECIFICALLY THIS MONTH, DAILY


MORNING AND NIGHT. ASK
HINDERING PEOPLE FROM THEIR CHILDREN BECAUSE OF

WONDERFUL

chance

FINE

DEVIL BE BOUND (MATT. |8:|8-19-20)IN


REGISTERING PREJUDICE

Japanese co-worker to help in their Christian Crippled Children's Home


THEY are desiring TO OPEN. THERE

ARE 250,000 CRIPPLED CHILDREN IN THE


Tokyo
ment.
OF

AGAINST Christian teaching

Pray

area
Also

now receiving no treat


there is a possibility

ESPECIALLY THAT WE CONTACT FAMILIES AND CHILDREN WITH OPEN HEARTS.

LAND

AND BUILDING BEING DONATED

3. Pray

for some legal matters regard

ing CHURCH PROPERTY ETC. WHICH WOULD


MEAN A LARGE SUM OF MONEY WOULD COME

FOR THIS USE. MUCH PRAYER IS NEEDED THAT THESE THINGS COME INTO GOD'S
use AND NOT TURNED OVER FOR MERE

INTO God*s Kingdom work in Japan. We

SOCIAL

SERVICE

USES.

The WARRICKS

PuDLisHco WEEKLY AT Michigan CiTY^ Indiana^ by the First Christian Church/1102 Cedar St. Entered as second class mail matter at the Post Office in Michigan City,Ind'.

October 8th, 1959, under the act of August 24th, 1913* Subscription price
applied from yearly pledge. Staff
Minister Youth Minister Jackie Woods Secretary

is

$1,00

Assam, India Archie Fairbrother Tokyo, Japan Julius Fleenor Ila Belle Henninq West Germany Great Lakes Bible College Chicago- Area C,D.E.A.

liOOl West Dunes Hw,

TR. 2-H9'i8

Christos' Panikas.

Athens,' Greece.

fXtWS Ccc-rj
WOULD GIVE Christian teaching to

North American

CHRISTIAN CONVEN" lOhf


June 28 to July 1966

children and help reabilitate them. Decisions must be made in all these

THINGS.

Resist

Satan

to hinder as
This

WE ARE told in James 4:7.


10. Pray Most
June

The 1966 North American


great gathering

Christian
year. Even

for the Summer Camp program. missionaries go on Furlough in


to have two months for speak

Convention will be held in Louisville, Ky.


of our people will

register
though
ARE urged

over
to

20,000
register

this

ing

in

states, but now we have our


ARE LOOK

you may not be able to attend, you


AND THUS PROVIDE

FINE NEW CAMP BUILDINGS WE

financial
WELL

support
your

for
CONCERN

the convention AS
FOR THE ADVANCE

ING FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL SUMMER OF

as show

CAMPS.
COMING

Stephen
to

is

praying

about

help WORK

FOR THE SUMMER

OF CAMPS HERE, BUT HIS ROUND

TRIP

CHARTERED
SO

FLIGHT WOULD COST $5^*^


WORK IN THE SUMMER FOR HIS

MENT OF THE Restoration Movement. The convention is a free and open gathering of interested Christians. It is
NOT A DELEGATE CONVENTION NOR A CONVENTION

NOW SEEMS OUT OF THE QUESTION AS

OF

CHURCHES,

BUT

IS
A

AN

INSPIRATIONAL
THE CON
FOR THE

HE
PRAY

MUST

GATHERING OF BRETHREN
VENTION PROVIDES

IN CHRIST.
PLATFORM

FALL SCHOOL TUITION ETC,


SPECIFICIALLY FOR AN

BUT PLEASE
INGATHER

ING

OF

SOULS

IN

THE CAMP WORK

AND

PREACHING
SPECIAL

OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; GIVING


RESTORATION OF THE

SUMMER EVANGELISM AMONG THE 3000,000


SUMMER RESIDENTS OF KARUIZAWA, PRAY

EMPHASIS TO THE

CHURCH

ACCORDING

TO THE PLAN REVEALED

IN

THAT
SUMMER
OF

IF God wants Stephen here this


for
HELP

THE New Testament.

evangelism AND RENEWING


FOR THE WORK THAT HE

BURDEN

might

RECRUIT

OTHERS THAT HE

MIGHT
NOT

BE

ENABLED

TO COME,
FOR

WE ARE
FOR
C_ 0
r'
.

MAKING ANY APPEAL

FUNDS

THIS, ONLY WANT PRAYER TO BE WITHIN God's will in all this.


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WROTE

AS

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C.B.S. BOY? Voted to raise LETTER THAT GORO'S SUPPORT FOR THE STATES.

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DEACON'S hgETING will be a Deacon's Meeting in

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THE
RIGHT

Forward
AFTER

Class room, Sunday, April 3,


THE MORNINQ WORSHIP SERVICE,

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All deacons are asked to be present.

NORTH AMERICAN CHRISTIAN CONVENTION .June 28 to July 1


HAVE YOU REGISTERED?

JULIUS & VIRGINIA FLEENOR

Missionaries of the Christian Churches and Churches of Christ

1_5_15 Naka Ochiai, Shinjuku, Tokyo


FORWARDING AGENT IN STATES:

Maxine Seyb 1800 West ^3 Place

Los Angeles, California

"And when they had preached the gospel


to that city and had taught many, they returned again...gathered the church together & rehearsed all that God had done with thera..." Acts lU:21-27
Dear Friends:

Julius, Julia, Grace, Dana, Virginia


Tokyo, Japan

April 15, 1966

The time has come to plan furloiigh as the work is at such a place that we

can best leave in September of this year and return again to Japan August 196?.

The

Robert Warrick family will have completed a year of language at Karuizawa and will live in the Shimoochiai Mission house taking over our various classes and Esther Togawa will

act as their advanced language teacher and interpreter for that year. Since the Warricks will be ready to laimch into their new work by 196?, we felt furlough would be best for
all concerned this coming September. This letter cannot tell all the blessings of this year and the new oppor

tunities, but 8 have recently been baptized and 3 new students have moved into the Bible College dormatoiy. Two more students and we shall be filled to capacity. Continue

to pray "Lord of the Harvest, send forth labourers into the fields."
SIM4ER CAMP WORK

July and August will be filled with from 8 to 10 camps and village evangelism.
You have written and asked how you can help. Let us mention three special projects: 1. Send a child to camp for $5.00 per child 2. $50.00 needed to finish the baptistry on the camp property. Each year we
have have to walk 30 minutes to a lake in all kinds of weather late at night

tBobWarick wil take this over during furlough time.


or class or church would like this project

or early in the morning for privacy for our baptisms.

Perhaps some DVBS

3.

FOOD BOXES to brighten the menu. Send only cake mix, jello, cocoa and processed cheese such as Velveeta. Mail to camp address as it takes from U to 6 weeks for a package to come: Send to:
KARUIZAV7A CHRISTIAN CAMP, 1073 KARUIZAWA, NAGANO KEN, JAPAN

Pray for the new classes at Reitaku University just opened by Julius.

STEPHEN FLEENOR The Knightstown Church in Indiana has been Stephen's Living Link since he was three years of age. Now they have CEilled him as youth minister. He will travel 80 miles a weekend. Pray he will honor God in this ministry and be in some measure a blessing
to this church as they have been to us through the years. Pray he will travel safely and have the spiritual, and physical strength for this ministry. Stephen will be available for camp work in Washington and Oregon in July and Aguust and California the last week of August. He plans to meet us in Los Angeles September 3. Contact him directly at the Cincinnati Bible Seminary until the

end of May and then from mid July through his grandmother %

Mrs. Nadine Wolverton, 802 South 8th Avenue, Yakima, Washington. Cincinnati Bible Seminary, 2700 Glenway, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Children's Camp. Goro Kxiwabara and John Morohashi, two Bible College students are standing in background. Goro will be going to Cincinnati Bible Seminary this fall on scholarship and students from C.B.S. are raising his fare to the states. Pray for this future teacher in the Bible College and leader for Japan.

Toshiko Kagiwada, leader of the Sakai Church and Kiyoko Hagio, Pastor Hagio's daughter
of the Shiraoochiai Church are shown with

5 children who were baptized at Camp last

year in Karuizawa.

$5.00 sends a child to

camp. Special thanks to the ladies who made and sent baptismal robes for camp.

Julius and Dr. L.T. Rayner vrith Mr. Hino


a University student whom Dr. Rayner won to Christ using only English. Julius

Virginia in Korean home in Tokyo shown with a part of the International Women's
Bible Class which she teaches each week. About half of the women are Christians.

taught him further in Japanese and baptized


him at Karuizawa at the hot springs this February.

One woman was baptized Easter Siaiday as the result of the ministry of this class

The Shimoochiai Church morning service in March of this year. Pray for all the

Six of the Bible College students now

little churches in Japan. Businesses and schools demand people come to Sunday meetings and do much to keep the Christians

in the dormatory of the Bible School for Prayer and Evangelism. Others attend

night classes while living in their homes

"too busy".

Pray the churches put Christ

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Truly we look forward to seeing you all face to face, "but there is much to do

"before furlough. We need your prayers and we also have many financial needs in the work to be met. We are looking to God for every provision. We want to thank each one of you who prays for us and who have faithfully supported this work through the years.
PLEASE LOOK AT OUR FURLOUGH SCHEDULE AHD THEN FILL IN THE QUESTIONAIRE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS PAGE. Printing and mailing is expensive and we

need zip codes of aJ.1 on our mailing list.


those who will read it and pray for Japan.

We want to send our newsletters only to This is

We are closing with a picture of Julius baptizing in a river at Sakai.

the new little church with a new building donated by fimds of an Australian visitor

who visited this work last year.

This little church now numbers 26 in a town of

50,000 people. There is no other Christian church of any kind there. Toshiko Kagiwada is a wonderful woman evangelist. We visit this work once a month for special evangelism
and teaching and baptizing. Please pray for these new Christians who are surrounded by heathenism and many temptations as they begin their walk with Jesus.
The smile on Julius' face reflects

the joy we all feel when one sinner turns


to Jesus for salvation. You are truly

partners with us in this work. We cannot work with the odds of 500,000 Christians to 99,000,000 godless people in Japan without the en^owering of the Holy Spirit and your help by prayer. You are truly
co-workers with us and all of us co-workers
with God for the salvation of souls.

USE THE ENCLOSED STAMPED ENVELOPE


AND TELL US YOU WILL PRAY FOR US.

Sincerely,

n.-

^^5^^%ulius Fleenor Family

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FURLOUGH SCHEDULE

Attention Missionary Chairman

Arrive Los Angeles Septemher 3

8:00 P.M. by Special Missionary Chartered flight ($310 per fare) Tokyo to Los Angeles
Stephen to meet us

Settle family for school year in Los Angeles September 3 to 9.

in Los Angeles for family reianion. Grace and Dana Lee to attend Lockhaven Christian Day School in first and seventh grades and Julia to go to Momingside High 9th grade. Pray we might find convenient and adequate housing in the area.
SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER SCHEDULE

Jtilius, Stephen and Goro Kuwabara drive together to Cincinnati Bible Seminary on September 9th and arrive September 13. Julius available for speaking dates in Ohio, Indiana, and

Illinois area from September 20th to October l6 when Julius will return to Los Angeles.
Available from Oct. 20th to December in Los Angeles area for speaking.

Virginia available for speaking dates in Los Angeles from Sept. 15th to December 15th.

CHRISTMAS

family re\mion in Yakima Washington with Julius* mother and Stephen.


JANUARY THRU MARCH

Speaking

in Oregon on way up to Washington and back Dec. 15 to January 5.


Jiilius and Virginia available for speaking dates in the Los Angeles area.
APRIL AND MAY

Tentatively plan to leave girls in Los Angeles with Grandmother (Fleenor) Wolverton for
these two months and Julius and Virginia travel together to Indiana to visit the churches.

Open for speaking dates in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois area and churches along Route 66.
JUNE AND JULY

Speaking in Oregon and Washington and making Yakima, Washington our headquarters for the girls and Stephen. Available for some camps in Oregon and Washington.
AUGUST

Sail from Los Angeles

QUESTIONAIRE
Name
Address

zip code

Check appropriate square:


Send the newsletter as before

Remove me from mailing list

Send me extra copies of newsletter each time I will pray daily for Japan and your ministry, send requests

We would like the Fleenors to speak at our church during furlough Name of church
I want to send a child to camp, enclosed is my offering I want to make a special offering for the travel expenses for furlough for the Fleenor family I want to make a special offering for summer evangelism Send us information for a special project for our church, group,
or D.V.B.S

IMPORTANT:

PLEASE TEAR OFF AND MAIL IN SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE

FLEfflORS TO FUSLOUGH

Julius and Mrs. Virginia Pleenor and daughters will arrive Stat8s(^({|e from their Tokyo, Japaj^mission work Sep"t 3 1966, Son, Stephen, a student in
Cincinnati Bihle Seminary will "be among those to meet them at Seattle.

They expect to settle in the Los Angeles area and place the children in
schoolG-race and Dana Lee will "be in first a nd seventh grades of Lackhaven

Christian Day School in Inglewood, and Julia will be in the ninth grade at Morningside
High School.

Sept.-Oct. 16^ in midwest; both of them in Los Angeles area SejT^Mar. 196?; in.

They have announced; the following schedule for speaking appointments: Julius. 1966

midwest in April-May I967; with family in Oregon and Washington in Uune-July,1967;

and planning to sail for TokyO in August 19^7 Forwarding address i^ Maxine

Seyb, 1800 . ^3rd PI., Los Angeles, Cali:^ ^0 V (3 0^ ,

/9c, 6,

THE

TOKVO
CHURCHES OF CHRIST
SALUTE YOU!

INTRODUCTION
The material in the following pages was gathered in preparation for the 17th annual convention of our Churches of Christ in Japan, held March 29 through April 1 at Takao Youth Hostel, Tokyo. It was thought
that most of the visitors from out of town would like to have some infor

mation about the location, size, personnel and condition of our work in Tokyo.

It seemed to me that American brethren who have supported this work financially and In prayer through the years would like to hove o report of this nature. Therefore i took it upon myself to gather the infor
mation contained in this little booklet.

Most of the facts have been obtained directly from or checked by the various preachers, but some of the statements ore my own estimates and any errors are my responsibility. 1 have tried to picture the situation fairly and honestly, and sincerely believe that you would find things just as described here if you had an opportunity to see the work with your own eyes. As always when 1 make a report, I wish this could be better. We humbly ask all who read this to pray for us.

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Front row (left to right): Bobby Sims, Jonnie Sims, Slevie I'atton, Noel Ray Fatton, Philip Patton, Gracie Flconor. Set'ond row: Hope Sims, Sylvia Sims, Lois Ihirris, Joyt-c Warrick, Uetty Patton, Mrs. Ethel Lutton, Mabel liuttray, Martha Walk(^r (Sapporo). Mary Pratt, Sharon Lee Patton, Dana Lee Fleenor, Margaret Vr'alk(T (Sapporo), Lois Sims, Danny Sims, Stanley Uuttray.
Third row: Keith Warriek, Bob Warrit-k, Julius Fle;nor, Dc^anna

Kachelmyer, John Kachelmyer, Lydia Prall, Harbara ttarrick (partly hidden), Virginia Fleenor, Julia Fleenor, Andrew Patton, KathltMrn Pratt,
Paul Prall.

This picture was made on April 8 in front of the Nakono church building just as we finished a special prayer meeting.

Only major electric railroad lines are indicated.

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Palace!

1. Abiko 2. Kamiochiai 3. Kamluma

International

Airport

4. Kumegawa
5. Mikawashimo 6. Minato 7. Nakono

8. Nishi-ogikubo 9. Sakurayoma 10. Setagaya


11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Shime-ochiai Umeda Wakabo Yocho-machi Yokosuka Isehara

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TOKYO BAY

^Yokohama

Mt Fuji

Yokosuka

i^p of Tokyo j\

ith Chulxh Locations

ABlkO

Location

2550 Hakusan

Abiko-machi Chiba-ken
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About 0 45-minute ride on the Jobon line electric train north

east from Ueno Station in Tokyo.

Abiko kindergarten. Minister Inouc in the background.


HISTORY

A member of one of our Tokyo churches who had moved to thi s town

during the war began meetings In her home in 1948. In 1951 about an
acre of lend on a hillside near the edge of the town was purchased. It

was hoped that a Christian cemetery could be established here, but


this plan did not succeed.

In 1953 a small building was erected by the Cunningham Mission as a combined parsonage, chapel and kindergarten. Since then buildings
have been added or enlarged (without Mission help) almost every year,

and the congregation is hopeful of erecting a chapel building by 1968.


ACTIVITIES

There are 24 active members, and the average Sunday morning

attendance is 70 in Sunday school and 18 adults in morning worship.

Home meetings, Bible studies, prayer meetings, ladies meetings, and


youth meetings are held every month on a regular schedule.
The kindergarten has 195 children and six teachers.
MINISTER

Keiji Luke Inoue

. . . graduated from Tokyo Bible Seminary in 1952, and standardized his


A.B. degree at Meiji Gokuin University in 1954.
Family: Wife and two sons.

Income is from the kindergarten profits and loco! church offerings.

kamiochiAi
Locotion 575 2 chome Kamiochiai

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 361-6056

nr

On the right hand side of Wasedo dori as you go out from Shinjuku. Five minute walk from HigoshiNakano Station.

HISTORY

A church was located here before the war, but was burned. A house

was built for the Sam Sounders family here in 1948, and the Stanley
Buttroy family has lived here since 1950.

A Sunday school was held for several years in the remodeled garage
of the house. Then the present church building was erected in 1961, using materials obtained at a very minimal cost from a U.S. Army base
being dismantled.
ACTIVITIES

An English-language Sunday school and worship service is con

ducted here every Sunday from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Some business people
and armed services personnel attend along with the missionary families. The Japanese morning worship service begins at 10:30, and attendance overages 20 or more. Many of the young people stay for lunch together every Lord's Day, and then they have Sunday school in the afternoon. There is also the Sunday evening service, prayer meeting and Bible
class.

MINISTER
Fumio Sato

. . . groduated from Osaka Bible Seminary. Formerly served with the Japanese Army in China ond taught school. Fomily; Wife ond two sons. The oldest boy is now a student in the
Osaka Bible Seminary.

Salary is partially subsidized by the missionary.

kamiumA
Location 3-1003 Kamiuma

Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 421-9838

One minute walk to the right from the Komozawo stop on the

Tomagowa street-car line from


Shibuya.

Kamiuma church building under


construclion.

HISTORY

An old house waspurchosed here for theOwen Still family residence in 1947. The first classes of Tokyo Bible Seminary were held here. Later the Harold Taylor family lived in the house and started services in a nearby community hall leading to the founding of the congregation. After the Taylors went to Korea the house was partially remodeled for use as a church building. Andrew Patton and Claude Likins led in the work for a number of years.

About two years ago the Setagaya Ward decided to widen the very narrow street in front of the but Iding. They took 792 square feet of land, for which we were paid something over $10,000. It was decided to use this money for a badly needed new church building. The preacher is a licensed carpenter, so he is doing all of the con tracting and some of the work himself.
ACTIVITIES

At present the church attendance averages between five and 10, and the Sunday school about 30.
MINISTER
Toshihiro Sahara

. . . fomierly a member of the local church, he attended night classes at


a Holiness Seminary while working as a carpenter. Family: Wife, no children yet.

His only regular income is from church offerings, but he takes a


number of side jobs to supplement that.

kumeQAWA
345 Onto machi

Higashi-Murayama-shi
Tel. 0423-91-1400

Twenty minute walk from Kumegawa stationon the Seibu electric line, about 40 minutes from

Shinjuku.

Onta Public Hall

Hammond's House

HISTORY Evangelism began here when Mr. and Mrs. Al Hammond built a home

near several large government housing areas in 1962. English classes, women's meetings and Bible studies were held in their home at first, and at thepeople's request c Sunday morning worship service was begun
in ^e fall of 1964.

Following an evangelistic meeting in April 1965, the meetings were


moved to nearby Onto Public Hall.

AfterHammonds left forfurlough in June 1965, the Paul Pratt family moved to their home ond continued the work. Also a Sunday school was begun in October 1965.
ACTIVITIES An average of 65 persons are reached in the regular schedule of weekly classes and services, although total membership is only 10.
MINISTER Shigeru Akado

. . . graduated from Osaka Bible Seminary in 1965. Family: Not married. Salary is subsidized by missionaries.

mikawashma
Location 2-45-9 Higashi-Nippori machi Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 891-0747 A five minute walk from Mikawashima Station. Across the street from the North Korean School.

HISTORY
In the summer of 1924 three students who came from Korea went to

this district where many Korean nationals lived, set up a tent and began a Sunday school. About 100 children and between 10 and 20 adults came. Later a church was founded with the help of W. D. Cunningham. Before the war, attendance grew to around 150, and the church operated a flourishing kindergarten. During the war the church was closed by the military, and shortly before theend of the war the building
was burned in an atr raid.

Many members returned to Korea after the peace, and the few remain ing members began meeting in the Sims' home in 1948. The present church building was erected in 1949, and the parsonage in 1953, with the Cunningham Mission paying half each time. For a long time the church was without a regular minister. Much growth has been achieved since the present minister came in 1959.
ACTIVITIES This church is famous for its annual Thanksgiving offering, which amounted to $2,350 In 1965. The Sunday morning attendance averages around 80, and there are many young couples taking an active part in
the work.

A Communist school across the street has quite a lot of influence

over the neighborhood children, so the Sunday school is small.


MINISTER
Cho Ki Zen

. . . graduated from the Reformed Seminary in Kobe and studied one year in McGill University in Montreal. He has a doctorate in animal husbandry received from Nihon University this year. Family: Wife, two daughters and two sons. The oldest girl is the
church organist. Salary paid entirely by the local church offerings.

mimto
Location 434 Hiyoshi machi
Kohoku-ku, Yokohama
Tel. 0446-6235

Take the Tokyo Railway from Shibuyafor20 minutesto Hiyoshi


Station. Walk about four minutes

to the right.

HISTORY In the fall of 1947 Mr. and Mrs. Owen Still started a meeting in the home of Mrs. Tsujio, a pre-war member of Yochomachi church. Soon Stephen lijima became the minister, and continues to this day. The Cunningham Mission bought o lot in the neighborhood, and in July 1949 a frame church building was dedicated at 389 Sanko-cho in Minato Ward. The church was called Minato (Harbor) church. After 15 years the neighborhood surrounding the church had deteri orated, and the building was in very poor condition. So it was decided to relocate. After much difficulty the former property was sold and the

present location obtained. The new building was dedicated in January


1964.

ACTIVITIES

This being the only church of any kind in a developing area there has been very encouraging growth since the move. Almost all of the people who attended regularly at the former location continue to come. The preacher has for a number of years edited a monthly Bible study magazine called "The Pastoral Song."
MINISTER Stephen Masahiso lijima

. . . the first graduate of Tokyo Bible Seminary in 1951.


Family: Wife (Rhoda) and one son. He supplements the salary received from the local church by teaching
English.

nakano
Location

1-37-7 Arai machi

Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 386-5171

Ten minutes walk north from Nakano Station on the Chuo line.

HISTORY

The Harold Sims family moved to this place in October 1950 and

began holding meetings in their living room the next month. A Bible
Seminary student assisted them. Attendance grew rapidly. The present building was erected by the Cunningham Mission in
December 1952.

Three different young Japanese ministers have served the church, and one young man has gone into the ministry from this congregation.
ACTIVITIES

youth group, middle-school girls class and anactive Ladies Bible Class
as well as a Sunday school of around 20.
MINISTER Yukio Itagaki

The Sunday morning attendance averages about 30. Also there is a

. . . graduated from Tokyo Bible Seminary in 1956.

Family: Wifeand three sons. Thefirst boydied in 1959 at six months


of age.

He supplements his salary received from the local congregation by teaching English to school children in late afternoons and evenings.

nishi-OqikuBO
Location 2-20 Nishitakaido

Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 391-7186

Two

minutes walk

south from

Nishi-Ogikubo
Chuo Line.

Station

on the

The etilrance of Nishi-

Some of the kindergarten


children. Minister Oba in back.

ogi church.

HISTORY

Andrew Patton and Matthew Ikedo (then a student of Tokyo Bible Seminary and now preaching at Merrillville, Indiana) began meetings in thehome of Mr. Samuel Takada in 1948. Later they moved to acommunity hall. Land was purchased and the present building was erected in 1950
by the Cunningham Mission.

After the present minister moved there in 1953 a kindergarten was started and additional rooms were built to house several university
students.

ACTIVITIES

The average Sunday sghool attendance is 85, and morning worship is about 35. A kindergarten is conducted every day for about 80 children from the neighborhood. Also there are many other meetings scheduled
through the week.
MINISTER

Philip Setsuro Oba

. . . finished his work at Tokyo Bible Seminary in 1955 and later stand ardized his degree at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary.
Family: Wife and six children.

Income derived from kindergarten and other small business ventures as well OS loco! church offerings.

SAkuRAyamA
Location 27 Sakurayama machi Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 361-0533

About three minutes walk west

along the tracks of the Chuo Line from Higashi-Nakano Station.

HISTORY

This building was erected by the Cunningham Mission in 1949 for the Tokyo Bible Seminary. Upstairs are dormitory rooms, downstairs
are classrooms and a dining room. Services were conducted here by students of the Seminary every Sunday while the Seminory was operating. The Seminary was closed in the spring of 1958, but the congregation that was meeting there has continued, using the classroom part of the building. Christian university students occupy the upstairs rooms now. There is no Japanese preacher at the present time, so missionary Andrew Patton, who lives in a house behind the school building, is leading.
ACTIVITIES

There is a large and active group of devoted young people forming the nucleus here. Because of the central location many youth rallies and other meetings are held here. This building also houses the office of the Far East Christian Mis sionary magazinepublished by Al Hammond, and the Bible Correspondence Course conducted by Paul Pratt. Music and English classes are also held in the building daily. John Muto and his wife also live in three rooms In this building.

SetAQaya
Location 4-17-10 Toishido

Setagayc-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 421-3655

Two minutes walk to the right from the Sangenjaya stop on the

Tomagawa street car line from


Shibuya. HISTORY

On Easter Sunday 1924, Mr. Bunzo Fu|ita, a good friend of Mr. Cunningham and worker in the Mission began meetings at this place. Attendance quickly grew, because the Tokyo population was moving to the western part of the city after the great earthquake. It soon became the
Mission's largest church.

One of the early converts was Shin Hanyu. He went to Meiji Gakuin

University and then married Mr. Fujita's daughter. Upon Mr. Fujita's
death he became the ministerof the church and continues so to this day -

almost 40 years. He served for a brief time In the Japanese Army also. The building here was the only one that survived the war, but was
rebuilt in 1951.

ACTIVITIES

A large kindergarten has been conducted by this church from the beginning, and it has had a great influence on the community. Also there areall theregularmeetings andgroups women, youth, Sunday school, etc. Mrs. Fujita, the wife of the founding minister, was well-known for
her work with the W.C.T.U. and an old stand-by of the Mission.

An English school was conducted for some years after the war, but
has now been discontinued.

MINISTER Shin Hanyu

. . . graduated from Meiji Gakuin University

Family: Wife, two daughters andtwo sons. Both girlsare now married.
Salary is paid by the church offerings.

Shimo-OchiAi
Location 1-5-12 Naka Ochiai

Shinijuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 951-6056

Between Shimo-ochiai and Nakai Stotions on the Setbu Electric

Railway Line.

HISTORY

In 1952 Mrs. Sasaki {daughterof a formermayor of Tokyo) the founder


of the Shimo-ochiai Christian Service Foundation donated land for the

founding of a Church of Christ. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Fleenor accepted her
offer and began work here.
First Mr. Fleenor's father came over from the United States and

built their home. Meetings began there. Then in 1955 a Quonset hut

building was erected for the church. The present building was erected
in 1964.

ACTIVITIES

A regular schedule of meetings is held every week, with Sunday


morning attendance averaging around 35. ASchool of Prayer and Evangeli sm is conductedfor students, planning to become ministers and Christian workers two nights and four mornings
a week. The students of this school live upstairs.

Mrs. Fleenor also conducts a day school in English for the neighbor hood children, and steps are being taken for making this into a regular
kindergarten. The missionaries also have various Bible study classes for different
age groups.

MINISTER
Shigeru Hogio

. . . graduated from the Japan Evangelistic Band Seminary in Kobe and


worked in student evangelism before coming to this church in 1960.

Family: Wife and six children. Most of the children are married now.
Salary partly subsidized by missionaries.

UmeC)a
Location 4-24-14 Umeda machi
Adachi-ku, Tokyo

The first bus stop after crossing


the Ara Riverby theOtakeBridge.

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HISTORY

Services began in this "lower town" community in 1956, led by the Fleenors and Mrs. Aono. At first they met in a Korean building, and then at the Tamamura's home. Finally a small lot was purchased and ihe
present building erected in 1960. For several years there was no regularminister. The present minister
came in 1964.

ACTIVITIES

Besides Sunday school and morning and evening worship services, meetings are held regularly in the homes of two of the members. The

average attendance is about 35 for Sunday school and 20 for preaching. Since this is in what might be called the slum section of Tokyo,
some relief work is being done also.

MINISTER
Yoshiki Furuzowa

. . . graduated from Chiba Gospel Seminary.


Not married.

Salary partially subsidized by missionaries.

WakABA
Location

1-16 Wakaba-cho

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Next door to the Gakushuin School. Five minute walk from

Yotsuya Station.

HISTORY

This is the oldest of our churches in Tokyo, and the third building constructed on this site. The first building, called the Yotsuya Mission, was built in 1906, the second one after the great earthquake, and the
third one in 1948.

The Cunninghams lived next door to this church during their long

service in Japan. Mrs. Cunningham conducted a large businessmen's


Bible class here every Sunday until her death. A number of Japanese ministers have served the church here, and
quite a few businessmen were influenced by the Bible class. ACTIVITIES

The location near the downtown area has both advantages and disad vantages. The Sunday a.m. worship attendance averages in the twenties. A Wednesday afternoon ladies meeting continues from the days of Mrs. Cunningham.
MINISTER Itsuro Haruyomo

. . . graduated from Tokyo Bible Seminary in 1953


Family: Wife and one daughter.

Supplements the salary received from the church by cutting mimeo graph stencils for a government office.

yocho-machi
Location 10 Yocho-machi

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Tel. 341-7332

Near the headquarters of the SelfDefense Forces of Japan at Ichigaya.

Some o( the church people. Minister Watarai at right.


HISTORY

This church was established by the Cunninghams in the late 1920's. The former minister was drafted into the army during the war and killed
in action.

Sam Sounders and an interpreter who is now a Tokyo YMCA secretary began meetings there in early 1948. A Quonset hut was obtained and
erected on the lot for the church to use.

After that building had deteriorated badly a smaller but more sub stantial building was erected several years ago. ACTIVITIES

The congregation is small, so a parking lot is maintained on the front part of the church lot to help support the preacher. The minister was one of the early members of the church, who first came through an English class contoct.
MINISTER Benjamin Atsumi Watorai

. . . graduated from Tokyo Bible Seminary in 1953. Family: Wife and two children Earns his main income working as a draftsman.

yokosuka
3-6 Kugo machi
Yokosuka-shi

Five minute walk from Kinugosa


Station.

HISTORY

A zealous U.S. Navy officer stationed at Yokosuka Base during the occupation days began a Bible class in his home for Japanese young people with whom he had contact. Mr. Robbins than asked missionary Stanley Buttray to help him In the work on Sunday evenings. Eventually they bought a piece of land, and the Mission built a building so the work would go on after the Robbins family returned to the
Sta tes.

There have been many problems and discouragements, and several different young preachers hove served here. ACTIVITIES

A Sunday school ond morning worship service are held every Sunday. A!so Englishclasses are taught to several different age groups every day
during the week.
MINISTER

Koji Sugiura

. . . graduated from Tokyo Bible Seminary in 1958.


Family: Wife and two sons.

Supports himself by teaching in a nearby high school and some


English classes at the church.

iseha^RA
Location 1210 Kamikasuya Isehara-cho, Kanagawa-ken

On the Odakyu line about 55 minutes out from Shinjuku by


express train.

HISTORY

The Bill Walker family chose this as their field of labor after searching for several years. Bill did a lot of labor himself, assisted by a Christian carpenter, and a home for the family was built on this well-situated lot. No missionary had ever lived In this growing community some miles south of Tokyo city limits.

The Walker family returned to the United States In the fall of 1964 because Mrs. Walker was suffering from cancer.
The Paul Pratt family decided to buy the Walkers* house and continue the work there. But while they are taking care of Hammonds' place during the latter's furlough, Shigeru Akada is living at Isehara and conducting a Saturday evening Bible class for the young people of the community.

SUMMARY
Church 1. Abiko 2. Kamiochiai 3. Kamiuma
Active

Membership
30 30 12 10 93 60

Average Attendance Sunday A.M. Sunday School


25 20 10 18 80 45
30

4. Kumegawa
5. Mikawashima 6. Minato 7. Nakano

70 15 60 30

30
25 25 85 15 40 30

36
30

8. Nishi-ogikubo 9. Sakurayama 10. Setagaya


11. Shimo-ochiai
12. Umeda

18
100 43 18 30 10
3

35 15
45 35 20 23

35
10 10
5

13. Wakaba 14. Yocho-machi


15. Yokosuka TOTALS

15
4 425

523

480

CHURCHES ESTABLISHED BY THE CUNNINGHAM MISSION IN TOKYO


Condition in 1941
Name of church
Minister

Condition in 1946

Church building
Torn down - fire break Burned down

Minister
Went to Nazarenes Retired

Number of

(in the order established)

Members Remaining
Kida Takada

1. Yotsuya (Wakaba)
2. Shinogawa-machi
3. Hanazono-cho

10 2
1

4. Setagaya
5. Yocho-machi 6. Kamlochiai 7. Mikawashima

Hanyu
Kadomura
Saita

Torn down - widening street Remained standing


Burned Burned Burned Burned

Returned from Army


Killed in action

14
2 2

Went to Presbyterians
Became businessman Sick and retired Went to Korea

8. Ogu (Arakawa)
9. Sarue

Oda Tanaka

5 9
2 2

10. Nakano (Arai) 11. Sakurayama

Matsuyama Toyoshima
Still

Sold during war


Burned Burned

12. Meguro (Ohashi)


Established after the war
13. Minato

Hanyu (4)

Sold during war

Operating kindergarten Missionary in Hawaii (4)

Condition in 1966
As described in this booklet.

14. Nishi-oglkubo
15. Kamiuma 16. Yokosuka 17. Abiko

Churches number 1, 4, 5, 7, 13, 14, and 17 are


independent, legally incorporated religious organ
izations holding their own property.

FURLOUGH ADDRESS:
Harold and Lois Sims

FORWARDING AGENT:
First Church of Christ

2801 Warsaw Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45204

Orange and Center Sts. Eustis, Florida 32726

Price 25^

MISSION SERVICES PRESS

JULIUS FLEENOR FAMILY FURLOUGH NEWSLETTER

Julius 6c Virginia Fleenor 10014 Woodworth PI., Apt. 1 Inglewood, Cal., Ph. 671-1201 (Add. until June 1, 1967)

Forwarding Agent for Funds Maxine Seyb


1800 West 43rd Place

Los Angeles, California

Dear Friends:

Julius Fleenor

Sixteen years ago this month we arrived in Japan as missionaries for Christ. Thanks to God and His Church, these have been fruitful, joyous years, although not without difficulties and challenges. We are thankful for these years and trust God to use us, our own children and our Japanese spiritual children for the completion
of His purposes in Japan.

The Word of God makes this statement about God, "I KNOW THAT THOU CANST

DO ALL THINGS, AND THAT NO PURPOSE OF THINE CAI^ BE RESTRAINED." Job 42:2 God*s purposes for evangelizing the world including Japan will not be
restrained. This we believe.

We arrived in the United States Aug. 14th on our third furlough.

After 5

lovely aays of family reunion in Yakima with Julius' mother, we came down to Los Angeles to be with the Fleenor Support Group, a wonderful group of Christian folk of various churches in the Los Angeles area who have sent us regular sup

port during the past four year term in Japan. This group meets monthly at the Lockhaven Christian Church, 3947 W. 104 St., Inglewood, Cal. and sends their
monthly pledges for the work in Japan through this church. They have enabled us to open new evangelistic work, contributed greatly to the building projects and to our monthly budget besides giving Virginia's living link support. On August 22, over 100 of these fine people with a missionary vision had a wonder ful welcome home dinner and fellowship for us. Mrs. Floyd Courtney headed up the Fleenor Support Group project of com pletely furnishing, cleaning and waxing a three bedroom (3 baths) apartment even to bedding, staples in the cupboards and a filled refrigerator. Our apt. is ideally located to schools. Lockhaven Christian Day School has given scholarships to Grace (Grade 1) and Dana Lee (Grade 7) enabling them to attend this fine school. Julia walks 4 blocks to Morningside High School and is en joying it very much, THANKS TO EACH ONE WHO HAD A PART IN THIS. Our landlord, a member of the Support Group, gave us 10 days free rent up until Sept. 1st and reduced our rent to $125.00 a month for this spacious apartment which is larger than our mission home in Japan. Virginia has been speaking in the Los Angeles area and keeping the home

while Julius has been away six weeks in the midwest from Sept. 1st to Oct. 16.
Julius, Stephen and Goro left for Cincinnati Bible Seminary in Stephen's car

on September 1st from Los Angeles. The boys are happily settled in school. Goro, our Japanese student who plans to return to Japan with Stephen to teach
in the Bible College in Tokyo, has made a good adjustment. The C,B.S. boys in one dorm paid Goro's fare to the states as a missionary project, and C.B.S.

is giving Goro reduced tuition and opportunity to work his way through school. Tlie Nishi Arai Foundation, under Director Gordon Hahn, sends Goro $50.00 a
month during this training period of four years.

Knightstown Christian Church, Stephen's living link church, is sending him $50,00 a month to help him with school expenses. Stephen has found the 280 mile trip to ICnightstown as Youth Minister too difficult so he is discon tinuing this work. Stephen has collected several $1.00 pledges and has rented a hall in the poor section of Cincinnati and has started a missionary work

there in a community where there is no Church of Christ and a need especially

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among juvenile delinquents. Offerings for this mission project or to help with Stephen's schooling can be sent to us or directly to Stephen Fleenor, 2700 Glenway, Cincinnati, Ohio. Stephen is also available for speaking dates in the area Stephen and Goro will not come to California for Christmas but
will work to help defray their school expenses. Julius has been speaking and visiting his living link church, First Christ ian Church, Michigan City, Indiana and other churches in the area. From Oct. 16 to March 10 Julius and Virginia both will be available for speaking dates in Southern California. Phone 671-1201 for a speaking date.
PLAN TO VISIT ALL BROTHERHOOD BIBLE COLLEGES

During January, Julius has been invited to be missions speaker at the Special Mission Emphasis Week at Fuget Sound Bible College in Washington. He plans to visit San Jose and >:orthwest Christian College during this trip in order to talk to students regarding future service in Japan. In March and April Virginia and Julius plan to travel to the Mid-west and visit all the Bible Colleges they can for two or three days at a time in order to help recruit young people for the field of Japan. Julius* mother will stay with the three girls in California during this trip and we plan to return to California in May to prepare for our return to Japan.
JUNE AND JULY IN OREGON AND WASHINTON TRAVELING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY

and visiting churches and camps is on our schedule. Please write for a speaking date. RETURN TO JAPAN SET FOR AUGUST 3, 1967

We have made Inauiries about passage on the President Cleveland sailing from San Francisco and due to arrive in Japan on August 17. As soon as we have the $450.00 deposit money, we shall make these reservations definite. Remember the Japanese Churches and the Warrick family who are taking over our classes during furlough in prayers and support. i\ny church supporting

the Warricks may contact us for a speaking date and we shall be glad to report
on the fine work they are doing in Japan.
NOTE ABOUT MISSION FINANCES

Our expenses continue during furlough. Some churches give us $10.00 or $15.00 or nothing for a speaking date. Others $100.00 or so as did the Westside Church in Michigan City and the Hannegan Christian Church when Julius recently spoke there. These trips to the churches and Bible Colleges are necessary to recruit new people to Japan and to report to the churches which have sent offerings through the years in order to encourage them to continue their support of the work in Japan. So our travel expense will be rather high during furlough.
CAR PROVIDED THROUGH A.I.M.

Julius has been using Stephen's car (given to him by his grandmother) during his midwest trips. From October 17th A.I.M. (Automobiles in Missions) a group of laymen who provide and loan cars to evangelical missionaries during their furlough, have graciously offered to loan us a car at the cost of buying insurance and keeping it in repair. V7e are thankful for this wonderful

provision of a real need until we sail for Japan.

The Robert Warrick family

are using our car while we are on furlough and our mission house.
PLEASE PRAYERFULLY NOTE OUR BUDGET DURING FURLOUGH:

1. Send to Japan monthly for evangelism, Bible college, fire


Insurance and Camp upkeep, $230.00

2. Rent during furlough

125.00

3. Reserve needed to be built up for return fare to Japan

1800.00

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4. WE NEED URGENTLY $450.00 before we can hold our cabin space on the ship. Economy class passage fills up quickly and this should be secured by the end of November, but we have no reserve

at present for this 1/4 of entire fare which the American President
Lines requires in order to hold a passage. Balance can be paid 6 weeks before sailing date of August 3. 5. Balance to be repaid to the First Christian Church, Michigan

City, Indiana is $300.00.

Julius' living link donated $200.00

on the return fare to the States and loaned us the balance not

on hand. We must pay this back at $100.00 per month during November, December and January. Tnis fine church has supported Julius at $100.00 per month for 11 years and during the past 5

years has increased the support to $150.00 per month.


return this loan in the next three months.

We have

appreciated their faithfulness and desire to keep our promise to

6. Our living expenses (food, utilities, clothing, medicine) during furlough must be met by the pledges from church which total
at the present time

(1) First Christian Church, Michigan City, Ind. (2) Fleenor Support Group pledge for Virginia (This group gives above this amount into our evangelistic fund and travel fund. They gave $718.00 on our return fare to the states;
in Iowa give a combined average to Julia's

$150.00 150.00

(3) Hannegan Christian Church, Indiana and Mrs. Strickler


support of $50.00.
(4) LIVING LINICS NEEDED;

Hannegan also gave $180.00


50.00

on Julia's return fare to the states

Dana Lee age 13 has received $25.00 a month in the past from a church which has now disbanded because of population change. SKE NEEDS A CHURCH to pledge her monthly needs of $50.00 Grace age 6 will begin 2nd grade in Japan and will need $350.00 for school tuition besides her living expenses. GRACE NEEDS A LIVING LINK
CHURCH for her monthly needs of $50.00

Please continue sending your offerings during furlough to our


forwarding agent or tTie Lockhaven Chrisl:ian Church as has been your custom.
PRAY FOR THE 100 NEW RECRUITS NEEDED FOR JAPAN. "ASK LARGELY OF THE LORD."

Our special personal prayer request is for the well being of our
new little babe to be born about January 15th that he too might be used for God's glory even as we pray all our children might be used.
Sincerely,

^-^^ulius and Virginia Fleenor

JULIUS AND VIRGINIA FLEENOR

\ X

Grace (5), Dana Lee (12), }ulia(14), Virginia, Julius and Stephen.
HISTORY

Julius and Virginia Fleenor while still children, were called to be mis sionaries through the word as taught by godly Sunday School teachers, members of their families, and Chris tian camp work. They met at North west Christian College, Eugene, Ore gon. After also graduating from Butler University, Julius, with Virginia

portions are given out at the village festival where 50,000 people flock into Karuizawa Village. Many have been baptized in this place through this ministry. Eight to ten camps a year are held for young people contacted through Bible classes and churches.
BIBLE SCHOOL FOR PRAYER

Stephen Fleenor

and Stephen, then aged ZYz, sailed for


Japan in October of 1950. Three other
children were born to them while in

In 1964 a new building was com pleted at the Shimoochiai Church in Tokyo where the Fleenors center their
work. This land was donated to the

RECRUIT FOR JAPAN Stephen Fleenor is now completing his first year at Cincinnati Bible Semi nary. He serves as youth minister for the Knightstown Christian Church in Indiana which has been his living link since he first came with his par ents to Japan. Stephen is available

Japan. LIVING LINK CHURCHES

church by Japanese in 1951 and has been built up mainly by the offerings
of Christians in America. The second

for speaking dates and missionary and youth conferences through the school
address. He plans to return to Japan
as a missionary.
PURPOSE AND METHOD

The First Christian Church, Michi gan City, Indiana has endorsed the work and sent increased monthly sup port through the years. Other groups
and churches have contributed to the

floor of the church has dormitory space


for 8 students and class rooms and

support of Virginia and the children.


CHURCHES ESTABLISHED

dining hall. This school is called the Bible School for Prayer and Evan gelism. The present students attend class in regular Tokyo Universities
and take four to six hours a week of

The main purpose of the Fleenors is to train Japanese leadership. Their


vision is to establish churches in 100 towns of at least 25,000 population

Two Churches in Tokyo, with their own land and buildings and Japanese
pastors, have been established. A new

Bible School. In four to five years they can receive a well rounded Bible
and preach the Word.

church in Sakai Town has just been built and has 28 Christians. They have their own land and building and are partially self-supporting. In north
ern Japan there is a small church meeting in a rented building with two

knowledge qualifying them to teach Other non


resident students also attend.

around Tokyo where there is now no church. They are praying for God to call forth 50 couplesJapanese or for eignto join them in this task. They request that MISSIONARY RECRUITS
PLEASE CONTACT them.

FLEENOR

FURLOUGH

SCHEDULE

Christian Japanese women carrying on the program in the city of Kamo.


SUMMER CAMP WORK

September 1966 to March 1967 Los Angeles, California Area (Julius Fleenor in Indiana from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 only) attending Missionary Convention and visiting Living Link Churches April and May 1967 Virginia and Julius travelling together
in Midwest. Dates open.

was purchased

A summer camp site in Karuizawa in 1954 with an old

June, July, August 1967

Fleenor Family available in Oregon and Washington for speaking dates Sail for Japan

building on it. Last year a $20,000 building complex, where camps are
held each summer and village evan gelism is taught, was finished. Each
summer thousands of tracts and Bible

Mid August 1967

CONTACT THEM THROUGH THEIR FORWARDING AGENT FOR SPEAKING DATES. All funds should be sent to the forwarding agent.