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MAY 1 01976
Tokyo May 3, 1976 Dear Friends at Horizons,

Forgive our lack of communication through Horizons, but do want you to note the emergency newsletter and its contents.

You will see that we^are moving and with 2 months time on most mail getting her from you'by surface mail, please correct the
address now for the Horizons and also for your missionary list.

We are

now incorporated as a mission under the name

TXTHUS MISSION TO JAPAN F.I.S.H., Inc.

Fleenors Intercessions Serving Him


Field address after July 1st

Box 13 4-25-8 Irumagaea

Sayama Shi, Saitama Ken, 350-13 Please do not send ooiyto the Bible College at this old address. We have closed the School for Prayer and Evangelism in preparation for the move. Also all students read only Japanese most of the time so we would keep your paper for our files only. So please list us above at this address and maybe note in your paper our new forwarding agents George and Georgia Crawford 1075 NW 123rd Ave., #16 Portland, Oregon 97229

Also if you wish'^o make a news note of our relocation and that
the central church is relocating in central Tokyo also, place is not yet decided. ^ ^ but that

Thank you for your ministry. Hope to get our pictures and sketch in future and some pictures and ilides for your files. At present we can?l hardly keep up with mission correspondence to us directly and through our forwarding agent.
Sincerely,

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August i

to JU a unriscxan Japanese contractor

put iu uue i.uuuuaL.xuu, super surutture,

windows, and roof and outside plastering from the old metal beams of the Shimoochiai buildings.
Materials in Japan are now three times higher than when we constructed the church 12 years ago.
PURPOSE

By this relocation we shall have two churches instead of one.

Two different areas of witness.

The pastor John Morohashi and the Tokyo congregation shall use 2/3's of the money received in thfe sale. We, the missionaries shall take 1/3 of the net gain from the sale plus the usuable
parts of the old buildings,
THE NEED

Julius remains chief director and trustee of these church properties.

The above purchase of land and construction of the shell superstructure at SAYAMA will use our
entire 1/3 share of the money received from the sale.

Another $25,000.00 is needed to finish the inside of this building. The first floor of this 48X30''
building will house the chapel, church office, and class room and kitchen.
THE VISION

The second floor

will serve as housing for the Fleenor family* The hope that the energetic soul winning church in Tokyo shall continue to grow and be self-

supporting on their new land site. We are still in consultations about the site of relocation but temporary rooms have been rented not far away from the present church building. The hope that the Fleenors be used to build a strong witness in SAYAMA and that a strong selfsupporting church will be planted there, ,
PRAYER

APPEAL****

rf Eugene, Oregon, a Christian contractor who*has built many churches, has


'voTunt'^Yed to come free of charge to finish the building from September,
"^Ethiopia and Japan before,

his! round trip fare and his room and board whjile working. He has done this in South America,

He only asks for

PROBLEM

At this point we will need eit^r $25,000'in>-^ifts or loans to finish the project. We are ask ing you to rememSer speciai mission funds. Vacation Bible School offerings or Summer Camp offering funds. If any individual or church would loan us $1000,00

repay $100 at the end of each year for 5 yeark. Do you have any funds you would like to use
for planting a new church in Japan?
Three more have made decisions to receive Christ since wp returned.

for a 5 year period we'would repay from our mission funds at the rate of $200,00 at the end of each year for 5 years. If an individual would loan $500.00 we would give them a contract to

One night we worked all night with

a:oramunication with God and the Church. Summer Camp evanplista jplans continue for the month of August.
Teaching, prayers of intercession continue for those here in Japan.
REMEMBER THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN AND HIS FAMILY ESPECIALLY ON HIS BIRTHDAY APRIL 29.
Christ as His Saviour is our prayer.

a discouraged Christian who was attempting suicide. This person has been restored by repentance and

May He name Jesus

Sincerely,

''Julius and Virginia

IXTHUS MISSION TO JAPAN F.I.S.H. Forwarding Agents:

Field Address: Until July 1, 1976


Julius and Virginia Fleenor

New Address after July 1st,


SAYAMA CHRISTIAN CENTER

Mr, & Mrs, George Crawford


1075 NW 123 Ave. Apt, 16

1-5-15 Naka Ochiai, Shinjuku, Tokyo Box 13

4-25-8 Irumagawa

Sayama Shi, Saitama Ken 350-;|^


SPECIAL EMERGENCY NEWSLETTER

Portland, Oregon 97229


Apvil 16, 1976
Dear Friends:

This is being printed in Tokyo and airmailed in bulk to our forwarding agent to send out to our special list of supporters and prayer warriors. Our plans for a regular newsletter in March were changed when we learned that

Thelma Littrell, of the Lockhaven Christian Church of Inglewood, California who has been handling all our printing
since 1975, had to have major surgery in March, Please pray for her total recovery. Lord willing, we will have a picture story newsletter to our entire mailing list by the end of May mailed through the Lockhaven Christian Church,

Item 1:

January 15 we arrived back in Japan with our mission accomplished for our 6 month emergency furlough.

The

details concerning the death of Julius' mother were completed. The physical examinations and final decisions made by American doctors concerning future treatment of our Japanese adopted sons for their bone injuries were completed. Brain wave tests showed that our 12 yr old Japanese son John no longer has seizure activity and he was pronounced cured by a specialist. The IX6YE Mission to Japan was legally incorporated and has received tax free status from

the I,R,S, thanks to the legal help of Sherman Holmes, Our new forwarding agents have been oriented and doing a "good^jbb and c^aTfying"oh in the place of Maxine Seyb who had to give it up for health reasons. Item 2; DECISION WAS MADE ON APRIL 8 TO SELL THIS PROPERTY WHERE WE ARE NOW LOCATED IN TOKYO, Hours of prayers and consultations were made before this decision was made. We must move off by July 1, 1976, Contracts have been signed
and down payment received,

Item 3; FLEENORS TO RELOCATE IN SAYAMA CITY on the^utskirts of T^yo^ The Robert Warrick missionary family has

been living for six years on land leased by a formef-mfssiona'fy to Japan, John Kachelmeyer, The lease on half of the property has expired and he has lease rights for 7 more years on the front half. The owner asked Mr, Warrick to please buy the property at 1/2 of the going price for land in this area, Mr, Warrick, when he learned of our need to relocate, invited us to buy this property in the name of the church and continue the witness for Christ. which the Kachelmeyers and Warricks began in this area, Mrs, Marvel Hurt has taught English Bible classes in the front half of the building for the last three years and le^es""tor furlough in July, Together they have a nucleus
of Christians besides contact with the community and a children's work carried on by Mrs, Warrick, Thus we have

decided to work with this group of Christians in planting a church in this area. It is located next to a large park newly formed from part of the old U,S, Air Force Johnson Air Base, It is across the street from the Japan Self Defense Air Force Family Housing Area where thousands of families live who need to be evangelized, Mr, Warrick has taught many of the Self Defense Air Force men and business men in the area. One of these is a convert baptized by Mr, Warrick, Also a rental just four doors from this property has opened up as of July 1st so the Fleenors can live there during the construction of the Mission Center and Church, The Warricks will continue to live in an

old building in the back of the property until their furlough for two or three ye^s^" ^ THE PLAN 1, Tear down the building here at Shimoochiai between July 1 and 15 and move materials to the

Gleanings ( May 26, 76 WEM)


Asia

Congratulations to Julius and Mrs.


Virginia Fleenor as they recently

completed 25 years in mission work

in Japan!

Their May newsletter gives

a good summary report on these 25 years.


They have sold some mission

property in Tokyo, Japan and the

Japanese preacher will carry on the


mission in the city, Pleenors* New

Address as of July 1^ 1976 is:

Sayama Christian Center, Box 15,


4-25-8 Irumagawa, Sayama Shi, Saitama Ken 350-13Also the mission

has a new name with legal incorporation


and tax free status from the IKS. Send

f\inds to: IXTHTJS Mission To Japan F.I.S.H. Inc.

( Pleenors Intercessions Serving Him).


Their new forwarding agents are;

George and Mrs. SSSS Georgia Crawford, 1075 H W 125rd Avenue, Apt. # 16,
Portland, OH 97229.
The land for their new location is

"being purchased for half of the going


price. The Robert Warrick family
this

serve in this, area and share ^

re-location pro^am.

Part of the.

property involved was originally


leased for

(More

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'Gleanings ( Continued on Fleenors
leased .for six years by John

Kachelmeyer vrhen lie v/orked there at

the edge of Tokyo,

r/zo thirds of the

Tokyo property sale price will be used

by the Japanese Christians to coiTitinue


the Tokyo church. The other one third
will be used on the new location to

lay a foundation and build the outer


shell of the church building.

S25,000 is needed to finish the inside


of this buildingThe first floor of

this 48 by 50 building will house

the Chapel, office, class room and


kitchen. Tlie second floor will house

the Fleenor family.

Gifts and/or

loans are needed to build,

ij4Mr

Gleanings

IXTHUS MISSION TO JAPAN F.I.S.H.

IX0TI
F.leenors Intercessors

Forwarding Agents:

GEORGE CRAWFORDS

1075 NW 123 Ave, Apt, 16 Portland, Oregon 97229

S.erving
H,iin
SPECIAL NEWSLETTER

Field address until July 1, 1976 1-5-15 Naka Ochiai, Sbinjuku, Tokyo
Phone 03-951-6025

May 1976

NEW ADDRESS AFTER JULY 1, 1976 ******** Sayama Church of Christ box 13 4 25-8 Irumagawa
Sayama Shi, Saitama Ken, 350-13

Ph. 0429-53-2733 or 0429-52-4795


25 YEARS IN JAPAN ISSUE

Dear Faithful Supporters:

This will be a longer newsletter full of pictures, but I

JULIUS FLEENOR Missionary to Japan since 1950

urge you to look at each picture and caption and stop and pray for each person and project mentioned, WE NEED YOUR
HELP.

this is OUR GREATEST NEED IN JAPAN where we have over

100,000,000 people and only 1%% list their religion as


Christian, Still strangely enough more Bibles have been sold in Japan since 1959 than any nation in the world eiKcept the United States. These years have been seed sowing time. Now we are seeing some of the Harvest and are expecting a

^*i great harvest because Jesus said, "Lift up your eyes unto
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field white unto harvest"The Harvest is plenteous


of the Harvest to send forth labourers into the field."
see that it will be called the Age of Missions as more

labourers are few,",... "Pray therefore the Lord

When the history is written of the past 50 years we shall

than in any time in history. THE LORD OF THE HARVEST IS AT


WORK. God is not at a loss as to how to communicate the

fields have been opened and more missionaries sent out

gospel to the Japanese so they will be saved.

We need to

at Shimoochiai which will be moved to Sayama Site July 1st,


ANOTHER SITE IN CENTRAL TOKYO ^
will be used for members in Tokyo

j Building 1964 to 1976 ,located

keep in close communication with God as to the means He wants to prayer use onand a day to day basis. sc-ripture is clear us that preaching the WordThe will get results,

'"hristians in Japan must be here, filled with His Spirit, faithful to His Word, obedient and loving Him so we can be
PRAY FOR US

available for His Purposes for Japan.

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After much nrayer and various situations which have made

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imperative, we are relocating the Shimoochiai Church of Christ where we have made our home and center for evangelism
for the past 23 years, JULY 1st WE WILL MOVE to the outskirts of Tokyo to SAYAMA

City using a lot adjacent to one of the largest public parks


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in Japan formed from the fomer U.S. Army Johnson Air Base, Across the street are thousands of apartments housing the families of the Japan Self-Defense Force. Walking five

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minutes to the Irumagawa Station we find the entrance to


the Japan Self-Defense Air Force Base. This station is 45 minutes by direct line right into the center of Tokyo
Ikebukuro district. We shall tear down the church building

shown in the picture to the right of the picture and use

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the steel supports and super-structure of the old Shimoochiai

NEW NEW SAYAMA SAYAMA CHURCH CHURCH SITE SITE

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materials will save 1/3 in the cost of the building.


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Home and Center for Prayer and Evangelism,

Church bldg.

The second floor will be the Fleenor Mission

Using these old

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Building to right on main highfront lot

.,-11 be torn will be torn down In July. The large park next door ill

helpt

May 1976
STORY OF THE RELOCATION AND BRIEF HISTORY OF SHIMOOCHIAI CHURCH

page 2

In 1952 the Fleenors were invited by the daughter of the former mayor of Tokyo who had formed,

a Christian Foundation in Japan to use the Shimoochiai, Shinjuku, Tokyo property to build a
church, Julius' father came to Japan and donated his time and money to building the mission home which first was used for planting a church. Christians in America donated money for a two story church building in 1964 to replace the simple temporary church building we used before, A contract was made with this Foundation stating the church could use the land perpetually. However, after the death of the founders of the Christian Foundation, the

new directors became involved in many business activities which resulted in their accumulating many debts. Eight years ago this Foundation was dissolved by the District Court of the City of Tokyo, We, the Church of Christ, were investigated and found to have kept our charter as a tax free church corporation running a kindergarten, Bible training school, and church building for the purpose of worship without making any personal profit. Finally
last year the court decided that the way to solve the problem was to sell this entire property and to pay all the debts against the old foundation since it was now dissolved. The balance of the money was to go to us the Church of Chirst, Actually, we shall^get only

about 1/3 of the value of this property after all legal fees and debts are paid.

Since we

the church never paid ^ny money for this land and have used it for 23 years, they felt this was a fair settlement. Thus we began to pray for God to give us land in two locations.
One location for' the Fleenors to start a new church and evan-

gelistic center,

A second piece of land in the center of

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for the members who live in the center of Tokyo,,
THE PICTURE TO THE LEFT shows Julius and Pastor John Morohashi

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talking together at a church picnic. (Our adopted son John is


^ shown in foreground.) We have worked with and known Morohashi San for over 14 years having worked with him in camp evangelism and in various places in Tokyo. Julius taught him many hours

i S c h o o l of Evangelism which met on the second floor of


the Shimoochiai Church, He married a young lady who came to

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camp after the Karuizawa Street Meeting work. They live in


central Tokyo with their daughter age 6. He has converted two'

wife's family.

He worked closely with our son

' Stephen in establishing a strong group of Christians who merged with the Shimoochiai Church in 1974 when he became the pastor at Shimoochiai, Until

land at the right price i^ found in central Tokyo the Christians will be using a nearby
Church of Christ building from 4 p.m, to 10:00 p,m, for their services. This land will be

very high so we are reserving 2/3's of the money we receive here from the sale for this
project. The Japanese Christians must donate or borrow money to finish this project if land prices and materials stay as high as they are right now, A few of the Christians live near the Sayama area where the Fleenors are relocating and will help in the Sunday School and canvassing of the area,
THE FLEENORS WILL REMAIN TRUSTEES OF BOTH PIECES OF PROPERTY. The land will be held in

the name of the Church of '"hrist Corporation registered with the Japanese government,

THE PLAN FOR SAYAMA,

A Japanese Christian contractor will tear down the church building

here and put up the concrete foundation, steel beams and super structure from the old building. These materials are three times higher now than 10 years ago. We are trying to

stay within the budget of 1/3 of the money we will realize from the sale of the land here
at Shimoochiai,

GOD'S PROVISION;

Then a Mr, David Reynolds, an experienced contractor and builder of

churches from Eugene, Oregon, who has builtchurchesin South America, Ethiopia, and Japan
in the past, has volunteered to come and do the entire finishing work FREE, All we need to provide is his and his wife's round trip plane tickets and room and board. Miraculously, a five bedroom rental has become available for one year just four doors away from the new Sayama Church site. It will rent for only $150,00 a month, A house that size would
be $1000,00 a month in Tokyo, Since God has opened the doors so wide and the missionaries

John Kachelmeyer and Bob Warricks who have the lease rights are so happy and willing for us to buy this land and build a church, we have made a contract giving 207o downpayment and will complete the deal in August when we get the balance of the money from the sale
of the property here at Shimoochiai,

LET US PRAISE GOD TOGEHIHER God has given us an open door for the gospel. We feel sure God will send in gifts from Christians for this project. We lack about $25,000 for the

completion.

We are willing to borrow money personally from Christians and give 7% interest

evangelism on that day. Please write if God puts it on your heart to give or lend for this
Sayama Project,

over 5 years and pay it back by teaching English one day a week each instead of doing

\^Feenp^May 1976 Newsletter


a Itttle differently than I have done in the past.

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Virginia says:,.,.If I had my life to live over there are three things I would do the same. Everything else I would probably do
I would have become a Christian. That was the best decision I ever made. Second: I would have married Julius and had his children, I would First:

Third:

have adopted our Japanese sons. These have been great personal joys and blessings. I would have responded to God's call to be a missionary to Japan because being in His will is a place of peace

during the storms of life.

Daily to be led by His Spirit

has been a joy unspeakable in the awareness of His Presence, May I say to every young person reading this to take great care

concerning the above decisions.

The relationship :

with God, with your life mate, and with your life work No matter what trials you face if these relationships are right, you
can weather the storms,

"without a vision the people perish"

says the WORD

to Japan since 1950, wife, to see God's promises as He speaks personally and mother of 7 children, and beautifully out of the scriptures. In John 14:21 we read:
Director of IXTHUS MISSION
AND I WILL LOVE HIM AND WILL MANIFEST MYSELF TO HIM."

No missionary can be contented to stay 25 years in Japan Virginia Fleenor, missionarj^^j-I^Qy^. gygg fixed on the Lord Jesus Christ and his eyes

secretary to Julius Fleenor uhe THAT HATH MY COMMANDMENTS AND KEEPETH THEM, HE IT IS THAT
LOVETH ME, AND HE THAT LOVETH ME SHALL BE LOVED OF MY FATHER,

Sometimes people say to me, "Virginia, I feel lonely, God never talks to me the way you say He talks to you," The above

scripture is absolute truth. Read it over again and again. If you keep the conditions you will know His love and He will
reveal Himself to you in a very personal way moment by moment, Jesus said Rivers of Living Water would flow out of our inner most being to bless every life we touch.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN JAPAN, I feel I have done nothing.

But praise God I know the Holy Spirit and His Word has not failed
but accomplished what He wanted to accomplish,
GREAT THINGS.
100 RECRUTIS FOR JAPAN

GOD HAS DONE

Like Paul, I will boast in the Lord,

The picture to the left shows one recruit who came at age 50 6 years ago. She was saved and attended two years of Bible College. She cannot speak Japanese, She uses only English,
In July she will travel to America with Shozo, one of her
MARVEL HURT with

English students. He is a graduate engineer in electronics with a good job, but he feels called to preach the gospel so
he is entering Bible College using his own savings,
FOR THIS MAN TO BE A MIGHTY EVANGELIST..

SHOZO SANj, young engineer giving his life for evangelizing Japan

PRAY
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Today as I write this there are 26 new Church of Christ mission-

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aries in Japan as a result of prayer since we


1, 100 new Japanese full time workers

asked people to pray 10 years ago, GOD IS ABLE,


NOW PRAY FOR THREE MORE "IMPOSSIBLES"

^ 2, 100 new places opened to plant churches


Air 3, 100 Japanese government leaders for Christ

The picture to the left shows Virginia & Julius


with the late Madame Kurusu, To her left is

Prince Mikasa (The Emperor's youngest brother)

Virginia and Julius next to Ambassador Ambassador


Kurusu's wife and next to Prince and

Princess Mikasa, Word comes that the General of the Salvation Army spent 30 minutes witnessing

to Emperor Hirohito about Jesus Christ.


Bible with her.
PRAY FOR

Lnce and

Emperor's grand-daughter has attended Christian

The

camp three years in a row bringing her mother's


THE FLEENOR FAMILY TO BE USED FOR HM.

jarty for Princess Mikasa at a dinner party


Foreign teachers in Tokyo

aABOUT HEFLENORFAMILY 1976


.May 1976
family as of May 1976,
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page 4 Fleenor letter

Since we cannot keep up with our personal mail as we would like, we thought we would fill you in on the
Julius and

Virginia are in good health except for the chronic stomach ulcer problem that keeps Julius sipping milk between meals, but we both keep on a full

schedule of teaching, and counseling,


and being available for what King
Jesus tells us to do here in Japan,
STEPHEN and wife Carol and children

Becky 6, Peter, 4, and Debby Ih are on their first furlough from Japan in Eugene, OR. with Stephen taking
M,A. work in Japanese history and literature. They are available for some speaking dates at

3656 Village Apt, 11, Eugene, OR.


9740 2 Ph, 503-344-3931. They plan
to build their mission center in

Nagano Prefecture 30 minutes by car


north of the Karuizawa Christian

Camp in a town where there is no church at all. They will be back in Japan early in 1977,
JULIA NADINE FLEENOR now is Mrs, Shinichi Shozen

having married in Tokyo in 1972 after a year at

Northwest Christian College and Sophia University,

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Our Son Stephen and wife Carol with Becky and Peter. Missionaries to Japan
since 1971,

They have a 3 year old son,

Shinichi took his MA

work at Harvard in 1974-1975 and now is employed at the Kuurokawa Architectual Firm in Tokyo, Julia has taken over all of Virginia"s afternoon
English children's classes and will use the KamiOchiai Church nearby after the Shimoochiai reloca
tion so that the children will maintain a contact

with a church and Sunday School, They live in Kamakura and commute into Tokyo for work. DANA LEE shown to the left in top picture has one

more year at the University of Oregon before get


ting her teaching credential. She has had two years of Bible College also and plans Christian service of some kind,. GRACE ELIZABETH age 15 to the right in top picture

is finishing lOth grade in Portland and staying


with the Crawford family. 1976 to our home in Tokyo She will return June

Joe 11, and John 12 to the right in 1776 style


for school play, Laurie 8 in center with Warrick's adopted Korean son Don, and Japanese

Our daughter Julia, her husband Shinichi


and son Joshua

Afro-American daughter, Miriam on the day for the school play

May 1976 newsletter


KARUIZAWA SUMMER CAMP EVANGELISM

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(100 miles in Mts,

north of Tokyo) In 1952 a friend of retired missionary, Grace Farnham, was given

power of attorney to sell a small summer house in Karuizawa with


the orders to sell to some missionary who would love the house,

Grace and the Fleenors together paid $1200,00 for the land and a very old 8 room furnished summer house. Here we began taking groups of children and adult Christians to the cool mountains for rest and to hear the gospel, Tokyo often has 100 degree temperatures and 1007 humidity in July and August even at midnight. When Grace retired, the Fleenors were given the camp properJ:y. Gordon Hahn, of Los Angeles and director of the Nishi Arai Chris tian Foundation together with an independent missionary Dr, Rajmer raised $20,00Q to build a new L shaped camp house to house 30 to 40 young people. Since that time over 300 people ;have been baptized into Christ through the camp work and many thousands .have been introduced to Christ through our tent and village summer evangelism. This work will continue through the month of August, We will invite young people from the resort town

main shopping street (just a block away) to our camp house


Free Coffee House from 7 to 9 p,m, each evening. Our invitation

pamphlet says in Japanese "Let's Talk About Life."

Our Japanese

Christians and we missionaires then talk about the WAY, TRUTH,

LIFE, If you wish to send gifts for Bibles, tracts, or special summer camp expenses just tnark your offering "FOR CAMP", Also anyone who would like to send cake mixes they can be sent by sea mail and arrive in 6 weeks to 2 months. The Camp address is KARUIZAWA CHRISTIAN CAMP, THE FLEENORS 1073 Karuizawa, Nagano Ken, Japan. (August only address)

Path in front of

Karuizawa Christian Camp

One of the Children's camps with the children eating out of doors

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A young Christian college student is


giving her testimony at camp.

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A group of adult working people came to

study the Bible, One man brought his family and later opened a Bible class in his
factory.

Julius teaching University students at Karuizawa Christian Camp


PRAY FOR THE CAMP WORK

IXTHUS MISSION TO JAPAN F.I.S.H. was legally incorporated as a t/^x free non-profit
organization on April 16th, 1976 , but we have in fact ministered in Japan since October, 1950.
May
1976

Page 6
NISHI ARAI CHURCH

This church was planted in 1956 after the Fleenor's first

furlough.

We became burdened for the children who playfed in

Katie Vee Clarkson gave Che first $1000,00 for this work.' We
Jesus Christ, Soon Mrs. Aono and her daughter Mako came to help
us. Later a Christian couple were converted and we used their

the streets of Tokyo and had no knowledge of Jesus Christ,

rented rooms, bought powdered milk, and taught the children of

home.

Finally Gordon Hahn of Los Angeles visited Tokyo and

was so moved by the many children without Christ that he went

back and established a Christian Foundation known as the NISHI ARAI CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION, This Foundation supplied all the

money for the Nishi Arai Church and much of the money' for the camp building and Shimoochiai church building. Above that
thousands of dollars were sent all over the world for the preaching of the gospel. This little area was used to start

a missionary movement around the world through one man with a


vision Gordon Hahn, Praise God for such men. In 1975 this church had the

This church is now completely self supporting and has its own

elders and Sunday school teachers and dedicated leadership


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Julius preaches here once a month and

THE NISHI ARAI CHURCH OF CHRIST,


concrete building where 200 children meet each Sunday to
learn of Jesus Christ,

,in Pastor Takamura and his wife. Churches of Christ,

church had the

Convention of

Virginia is asked from time to time to teach the women's group.


At the beginning of this work we used mission funds to give hundreds of children a free week at camp. Now this area is

economically much better off and they send 50 to 60 to camp


each year. REJOICE WITH US AND PRAY FOR THIS CHURCH.
KAMO NIIGATA PREFECTURE EVANGELISTIC POINT UNDER
Mako Aono

Mrs. Aono and her daughter Mako began the child evangelism at the Nishi Arai area,. This was a very tough area and their
lives were threatened when Mako refused to marry an unconverted
ex-convict. They fled to Karuizawa for some months and then to

Mako works part time. About 20 adults and young people have
The Fleenor Family with the accepted Christ through their ministry in this very Nishi Arai pastor and his Buddhist and communist stronghold. PRAY FOR THEM. family, Bro. & Sister Takamura

their home village. Here they have continued for 10 years in a Buddhist stronghold about 300 miles north of Tokyo. Me send rent for the building and Christian literature and fuel, but
difficult

are both Bible College graduates

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Stephen Fleenor baptizes a young lady who came to camp from the Nishi Arai Church.
Pastor Takamura is to the left.

Mako Aono teaching Children in a tent 'meeting. This was how the Nishi Arai
Church started 19 years ago.

IXTHUS MISSION TO JAPAN F.I.S.H.


Field Address:

Julius and Virginia^leenoj^


Box 13, Irumagawa 4-25^8 Sayama Shi, Saitama Zip, 350-13 JAPAN Phone: 0429-53-3327
0429-52-4795

Forwarding Agents for funds: George & Georgia Crawford


1075 NW 123rd Avenue No, 16

Portland, Oregon 97229


AUGUST 1976 NEWSLETTER

Dear Friends, July 1st we moved from our mission center home in

Tokyo after twenty-three years of ministry from

that place. Now we are located on the very edge of Tokyo, adjacent to a large park and across the
street from the Japan Self-Defense Forces in the

city of SAYAMA, Our rental has a large yard and at present it is filled with lumber and two storage sheds. We are now completing the final payment

JULIUS AND VIRGINIA CELEBRATED THEIR

30th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ON JUNE 30th


THE DAY BEFORE THEY MOVED TO SAYAMA

on the Sayama land and have HiOiieiyfor the foundation super-structure, roof, and windows. The Japanese contractor Mr, Murayama has built three

churches for us and our summer camp and has secured the building permit and is putting in
the foundation at this time. This man has built 30 churches in Japan, Remember that we

are using only 1/3 of the proceeds from the sale of the Tokyo land and leaving the 2/3*s
for the Japanese church in Tokyo to relocate as they will need far more than we do since we

bought cheaper land and are using the old timbers from the Shimoochiai Church building. Faith promise money is coming from the First Christian Church of Michigan City, Indiana for
this project, $180,00 came in June and $313,00 in July, expenses shall be put into this project. All funds over our basic mission

To date we have received $2000,00 in donations for Sayama building purposes, $2000 in loans from Christian to be repaid in 5 years at TU interest or to be forgiven by the person if they so desire at that time, $1290,00 has been given for water storage or well and for
tracts to be printed for evangelism in this area, CONIRACTOR DAVID REYNOLDS AND WIFE TO ARRIVE IN SEPTEMBER. David Reynolds has built nine churches in Oregon and others in South America, Ethiopia, and Japan, He has volunteered to

come and do the entire interior using what used lumber we have plus new fixtures and things needed to complete the job. He advanced $500,00 of his own money to buy a stapler and nailer machine and supplies which have just arrived in Yokohama, Friends have given them $300,00 to date for their plane fare. They will need $1200,00 more and we are praying God to provide this. We have purchased $2000,00 worth of fixtures from Sears at great savings for the interior finishing work. The mission shall provide their room and board while in Japan and other missionaries also wish the Reynolds to help them after the Sayama Church is finished,

Eleanor Rejmolds will teach English Bible, and act as a general missionary assistant during
her stay. This mature couple with five grown children are interested in giving their time for building God's kingdom throughout the world. They are an inspiration to us. The Word
says "A workman is worthy of his hire," We are believing God for a provision for all their needs and that we can give them a love offering for their labourers at the completion of the

Sayama Christian Center, mission home and Church building, pray FOIt THESE TO ARRIVE SAFELY
IN GOD'S TIME,

June 15th GRACE, our 15 year old daughter returned to Japan having stayed to finish her school year in Portland
with the Ronald Crawford family when the Fleenors returned

in January from their emergency furlough, Grace is pictured Laurie age 8, John I2, and.Joey 11 is partially out of the picture. This is our family in Japan now at home. They all help in preparing for the camps and doing errands
connected with having over 100 campers this year besides drop-in guests both missionary and Japanese,

School begins for them August 30th in Tokyo and they


will be 25 minutes away by direct electric train line.

Before it took them 50 minutes from the center of Tokyo


where we lived to the Christian Academy, We are thankful for the churches and individuals who give scholarship to keep them in school so they can be prepared for Bible College or American University, , Pray for our daughter Dana Lee who will be a senior at the

University of Oregon this year.

She plans missionary work.

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Foundation, once again has helped us in raising


of funds for this new Sayama project, Gordon
visited Japan in 1958 on official business for the

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others to give or make loans,

City of Los Angeles and became inspired to start ^ a Foundation to help Christians around the world,
help with the summer camp projects and special evangelistic work and giving of scholarships to

IB Japanese Christian students. We ask your prayers


that his ministry will grow to bless people around the world with the message of Jesus Christ, He

was the first one to offer a loan for the Sayama

Project from his personal savings besides urging


Gordon is pictured to the left after delivering a check for the Sayama Project expenses. We pray God's special blessings on the faith Christians in America who give and send the message of Christ
around the World,
OUR NEWEST MISSIONARY TO JAPAN CELEBRATED HIS 74th BIRTHDAY IN KARUIZAWA CHRISTIAN CAMP ON AUGUST 12

Our special thanks to all who

have given us encouragement and help in this new


move to Sayama,

GARLAND "BILL" POTTER, a widower and Christian Church elder, arrived in Japan on July 11th, Three Japanese

students met him at the Airport and came along to


Church services at Sayama with Robert Warrick who met

him for us.


camp ready.

He spent a busy week in Tokyo visiting


Immediately he installed a hot water heater

many Japanese students he had known in the United States,

A week later he joined us in Karuizawa getting the

got an old one working again, fixed leaking pipes, helped


dry out things from a burst pipe, repaired doors and painted one room of the camp building. When the first camp arrived he was ready to give two Bible lessons at 7:00 a,m, each morning. One his birthday he climbed on top of one of the camp buildings and cleaned all the moss and leaves and branches from the tiles to keep it from leaking. Now every broken piece of furniture has been repaired by him and he is preparing four lessons to teach in the ccwiing Family camp of 30 people which arrives tomorrow. Uncle Bill, as the children call
him, has certainly proved that a retired school teacher and former principal can be much used on the foreign mission field, Julius has had to spend much time on the Sayama Project this summer. We wonder how we could have tried to have camps this summer if God had
not sent "Bill" to us. He is pictured as he looked in

Jesus said, "NO MAN HAS LEFT HOUSES, AND LANDS, AND CHILDREN, MOTHER AND FATHER, SISTERS AND
BROTHERS, WHO SHALL NOT RECEIVE
A HUNDRED FOLD IN THIS LIFE WITH

PERSECUTION AND ETERKAL LIFE IN May of this year standing in front of his beautiful home THE WORLD TO COME." in Leisure World, Seal Beach, Cal, He just locked the wvn-uu xu door and left his daughter and grandchildren and sisters and brothers in America and said "I am available to do anything I can do to win Japanese to Christ," He paid his own fare to Japan, has paid his room and board. He is supported by prayers and reccxnmendation of

telephone

June

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that the daughter former to Japan, Alex and Betty Bills, was in Japan, Kathleen Bills Harder and her husband
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God will use them as missionaries on the Yokoto Air Base where Paul Harder is in the

Weather Squadron and Kathleen in Personnel,

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SEASON JULY 30, 1976.

Many asked us if we would attempt sxommer camp this year with the Sayaraa move and building going on. After prayer, we decided we should go ahead and have four small camps at least with over 100 Japanese attending
during late July and August,
JULIUS IS PICTURED AT LEFT BAPTIZING OUR FIRST CONVERT

of the summer. This young married lady is one of the 12 kindergarten teachers and helpers from Ibaraki that
came with 7 children for Bible study and recreation.

We praise God that this young Japanese mother returned


to her home with a smile and without the heavy burden

she had when she arrived. Her youngest child had an eye removed six months ago that was cancerous. Her
father died of cancer and she was a victim of fear.

We thank God we could bring her into relationship with our Lord who said, "Peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you, let not your heart be
troubled,"

The message of John 14 through 17 is one we give again and again to hungry hearts in Japan,
Who else ever arrived in history and said

us the joy of witnessing people born again


because you have sent us with the good

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Jesus Christ on the cross

sins and by his resurrection^


the the front row. She

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second from the left

has established two country churches and day care centers for children. Few preachers
will go to these difficult places but we
thank God for the women evangelists in Japan working in rural areas, PRAY FOR THESE,

LARRY LAMBDIN AND WIFE JOAN with a

visitor from the states dropped by camp for two days of fellowship, Larry was

a service man six years ago serving in Tokyo, His parents urged him to visit
the missionaries. While in Japan he
rededicated his life to Jesus Christ and

God called him to be a missionary to Japan

He and his wife Joan graduated from Cincinnati Bible Seminary and are now finishing their first year of Japanese language study in preparation for the
ministry God has for them in Japan,

While in Karuizawa Virginia and Laurie


took them to a beautiful private moss

garden where we stopped and prayed for the owner, and for all who come to Karuizawa, that they might know God,
the Creator of Heaven and Earth and His Son Jesus Christ,

LAURIE FLEENOR is pictured side view to the right of the picture looking in awe at beautiful

Princess Michiko on the evening of August 9th


in Karuizawa at the Festival Concert,

The previous Sunday night Laurie had made

friends with a music student who was attending


a special summer music school under great artists who had come to Karuizawa to perform. This young lady^ Kazuko, came the next day to our camp for lunch and we gave her a gift of Christian literature and a song book She in turn gave us tickets to the evening concert. When Laurie, John, and Virginia arrived for an evening of music, we learned that Princess
Michiko was to soon to arrive, Laurie and

John had never seen a princess before and they were not disappointed in her gracious appearance
in the small mountain church where the concert

PRINCESS MICHIKO OF JAPAN leaving St. Paul*3 Church in Karuizawa following the Festival
Concert where Louis Graeler, world famous violist performed with Adamira Vaclav of
Czechoslovakia on the cello.

was performed, Virginia listened to truly great music and prayed again for the conversion of the entire Imperial Household during that
hour.

Karuizawa was just a tiny mountain village 90 years ago when a missionary found it in his missionary tours of the area. He decided it was an ideal place for prayer and rest in the summer. Soon hundreds of missionaries began to come to Karuizawa for a week or month of rest in the summer and for Bible and prayer conferences. By 1900 it was becoming an international resort. Twenty years ago a wealthy commoner Michiko Shoda was playing tennis in Karuizawa (just a five minute walk from our summer camp) and met the Crown Prince

of Japan, They fell in love and married over objections of some of the ^perial Household
Agency because her grandmother was a Christian and Michiko had attended private Catholic schools. Since she had not been baptized as a Christian, they allowed the marriage. The Crown Prince who will be next heir to the Throne studied English under a Christian missionary
for 10 years soon after the War, Paul said, "PRAY FOR KINGS,,.AND ALL MEN EVERYWHERE."
"GOD IS NOT WILLING ANY SHOULD PERISH, BUT ALL COME TO A KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST AND TO REPENTANCE,
OPEN DOORS FOR SUMMER EVANGELISM

This year we have noticed a greater receptiveness by the Japanese to the gospel. Two nights ago Dr, Yamamoto, our lady dentist friend, who is a Christian opened her new home again for
a Bible study. There were 24 people present, one 80 year old artist who paints and teaches in Karuizawa and Tokyo became acquainted with us this svmmer. When we invited her to the

meeting, she came gladly saying "I have no religion. I am just a pagan," We gave her a gift of a Bible and she listened to the testimonies intently," Later that same night Virginia sat for two hours tea'ching a 35 year old mother who had come
to Karuizawa for dental work who had a hungry heart. She had studied the Bible as a child

Now as a mother of two daughters who want to become Christians her heart is very open,

A week ago her neighbor died suddenly.


Dr, Yamamoto will continue teaching her.

She said, "My heart is full of distress and unrest"

She listened and read her Bible, She could not comprehend the cross and receiving Christ that night, but prayed a prayer of repentance and asking God to reveal His Son to her, A few days ago the Japan Times carried an article about Karuizawa and states missionaries preach the gospel in the church yard next to the large festival grounds during the Festival of Dead Souls August 13 to 20 each year. The Fleenors carried on this ministry for 15 years and this year the Union Church Committee will continue this witness, PRAY THAT THE WORLD
SHALL NOT JUST TAKE NOTE THAT WE ARE PREACHING JESUS CHRIST BUT THEY WILL RECEIVE THE WORDS OF LIFE.

Sincerely

Julius and Virgi

IXTHUS MISSION TO JAPAN, F. I. S. H.

& Virginia Fleenor

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NEWSLETTER

"THANKS BE UNTO GOD WHO ALWAYS LEADS

US IN TRIUMPH."

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JULIUS AND VIRGINIA FLEENOR with JULIUS AND VIRGINIA FLEENOR with

Our hearts are full of thanksgiving daily.

Please accept this as a personal word to you who

have sent encouragement during this move to


Sayama and the relocation of the church from

Shimoochiai, Tokyo, YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS


ARE NEEDED AS WE COMPLETE THE BUILDING AND

Tokyo, 4, 1976, Tokyo, Japan Japan on on July July 4, 1976,

jOe, LAURIE, JOE, LAURIE, AND AND JOHN JOHN IN IN FRONT FRONT nf Mip <;f-a^A<^ Embassy FmhacQv of the TTnit-pH United States

EXTEND THE EVANGELISTIC EFFORT HERE IN SAYAMA.

(1) We are thankful for America and Japan that in each country we are free to worship
and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ,

(2) We are thankful for the six people who have just made decisions for Jesus Christ under the ministry of Pastor Morohashi who leads the Tokyo congregation from Shimoochiai,

(3) We are thankful for the two who made decisions late in August at summer camp,

(4) We are thankful for opportunities to evangelize here in Sayama while building:
1, 2, 3, Sixteen new Japanese people have attended services since September 10 new children enrolled in English classes where we give Japanese Bible also, Thousands of tracts were given out in front of the building project at Sayama with our address and a gospel message during the 8 days of the International Air Show held just across from the church site and park at the Japan Self-Defense
Air Force Base,

4,

Three Japanese Christians from various denominations have come helping and
encouraging us. They live near but are members of Tokyo churches,

(5) We are thankful for beginning to see answers to our prayers for laborers in Japan, In
October three Japanese men came to us telling of how God was leading them to evangelize their people, Mr, Domen is weekly helping in music evangelism with his wife and five children while holding down an important job with Japan I,B,M, corporation, Mr, Handa an artist and high school teacher came saying he has moved from Sayama to Kyushu island
and has rented a house there to plant a church. Bob Varrick and Julius asked "How do you want us to help?" His answer"I have the money and will teach and preach, but please pray for me and have fellowship with my family and come and hold meetings sometimes
for me. I just need spiritual help. PLEASE PRAY FOR THIS MAN THAT GOD USE HIM TO PLANT

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A CHURCH in KITA KYUSHU CITY,

Mr, Seki a young Japanese

officer in the Japan Self-Defense Forces wants to preach,

Bob Warrick and Julius are training him weekly,

missionaries who arrived from Eugene, Oregon. Their fare


was paid by the Norkenzie Christian Church (Pastor John

WE THANK GOD FOR DAVID AND ELEANOR REYNOLDS our new

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days off, WE GIVE THANKS FOR ALL OF THESE,

Koekoek) and other Oregon Churches, WHAT A BLESSING THEY have been to us. He has already saved us thousands of dollars. He works 10 to 15 hours a day, Eleanor is now teaching three adult Japanese English conversation and Bible.

He works in a tract printing ministry and comes

DAVID AND ELEANOR REYNOLDS


WITH JOHN FLEENOR AT BUILDING SITE SIDE ENTRANCE.

WE ARE THANKFUL ALSO FOR GOD'S PROVISION THROUGH HIS PEOPLE FOR THIS BUILDING AT SAYAMA.

When the Reynolds arrived , we had just enough money to pay for the land and needed money

to pay'th^ Cfapariese contractor for work that went over the original estimate.

We needed

money immediately for David Reynolds to buy materials for finishing the interior.
in just as we needed to make payments. thnught would finish buying materials.

People

in America and Japan begin to pray and in October another $2000.00 loan came from Calffornia
and another Christian sent $1000,00 and another $500.00 and several smaller offerings came

Still we were short about $20,000 for what we Just as we needed money for a deadline. Pastor Morohashi

of the Tokyo Shimoochiai Church came to the house. He told us the congregation had moved to a church building and was using this place for afternoon services and since they had not

found land yet, they had prayed and God directed them to bring us $20,000 from their reserve

for us to finish up the building. This is a no interest loan and we agreed to pay them $330.00 a month payments starting in December,

said God directed them to the passage of the

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shimoochiai was not being used at this

John Kachelmeyer^ now a missionary opening a


new Boys' Home in Honduras^ sent us his tithe

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The above picture of Grace, Joe, and John

money for two months to help, John had originally got lease rights on the Sayama
land 15 years ago and then turned them over
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taken in July when we were moving in shows the old house we tore down in order to put qod MULTIPLY BACK MANY TIMES TO THESE PRAYER.
up the new SAYAMA CHURCH BUILDING,

^ with senior Citizen missionary Bill Potter

Mission to Youth work in New Mexico among

run-aways who were into drugs,

Please pray for "UNCLE BILL" as the children all call Garland "BU.J," Potter, He received a telegram late in August from his daughter asking him to come to the states immediately for business and family reasons. In September his elder brother died and he also sold
his home at Leisure World.

News came that on Oct. 27th he had emergency surgery and they

relieved the cause of his acute pain, but told Bill he had cancer of the pancreas.

He

is now living with his daughter in California,


fund with the Leisure World Christian Church

for a Japanese student to study at one of our Bible Colleges in America, 0ne of our fine Christian girls who will graduate from a Tokyo University in March had expressed a desire to do this. Her family will pay her

plane fare and this scholarship will cover


tuition and room and board. Miss Takebuchi's brother is a medical student and they hope to have a Christian International Hospital

in Japan one day where they might witness


for Jesus Christ, Miss Takebuchi has won

many of her friends and teachers to Jesus Christ, Pray these plans might be flexible
within the will of Christ for all, HOW THANKFUL WE ARE FOR BILL POTTER'S FINE

SERVICE in Japan.

The above picture shows Julius with Bob Warrick at the. fin^l _^gning & the payment for ^,the Sayama property. The owner, Mr, Kobayashi, shown to the right sold us the land at half the going price because of the seven year lease rights Bob Warrick held. Another

Japanese Christian business man whom we have known some years, Mr, Kitagawa, helped us
with all the legal papers and registration, THANK GOD FOR THE PROVISION IN THESE DETAILS,

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Julius stands with David and Eleanor

Reynolds the morning they arrived in Japan, Just the frame of the building
was finished at that time.

Six weeks later all the double flooring was in, half the electrical work, the downstairs plumbing, and the wood paneling for the main meeting room
of the church,

CONTINUE TO PRAY ABOUT THE BUILDING. We have found many materials at

half price. If we are to stay within the funds we have now of $12,000
remaining from the Shimoochiai Church

loan^we will need much wisdom to cut


down when some materials have doubled

in price within just a few months.

David Reynolds is shown standing in the


20 acre park next to the church. At this point we had the windows in and roof on.
The second floor will serve at this time

as the Missionary Home, The first floor will be the sanctuary and classrooms and church office and study for Julius,

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Outside plastering will be done by Japanese workmen at the cost of $3000,00, We hope to have this done by December

and begin using the main meeting room of the building.

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ALL CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS RECEIVED WILL BE USED FOR THE SAYAMA CHURCH BUILDING

^ROM DECEMBER, WE SHALL BE MAKING PAYMENTS OF $330,00 BACK TO THE JAPANESE CHURCH FOR THEIR NO INTEREST LOAN TO US TO COMPLETE THE SAYAMA PROJECT,

Eleanor and David Reynolds stand in front of th6 building on a


Sunday afternoon just after David

had put in the big front windows.


An all glassed-in entrance room will be built on the front after

the plastering is finished,

Eleanor has been a great help cooking, driving the mission car, and assisting around the building.
Her interest and love for the Japanese is appreciated and we give thanks , for her special ministry.

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WHERE IS THE TOKYO (FORMER SHIMOOCHIAI) CONGREGATION SINCE YOU HAVE RELOCATED TO SAYAMA CITY? is a question which

you may be asking.


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of the church supported by the offerings of


the members. They first met in a restaurant
and now meet afternoons in a church in the

area where they have been looking for land. There is a possibility they may be able to purchase this church building as this church has been without a pastor and most of the
members have moved away and only a few

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use all their funds

The few remaining


for a fine church
Pastor John Morohashi of the Shimoochiai

may merge and then the Tokyo Church could


building. Since these things are not yet decided the congregation voted to loan us $20,000 of their reserve funds for their
relocation. More than the relief at having a real financial need met, we have been rejoicing in the spiritual life of this group of Christians who are thinking of our need in this new evangelistic point and not selfishly thinking they must save Tokyo congregation is shown in the picture above. He reports six new converts since September, They are to be baptized in
December,

Pastor Morohashi owns his own home in Tokyo near the present temporary location of the Tokyo congregation.

everything they have in case they find


an ideal piece of land suddenly.

In October we wrote many asking prayer for a solution to our financial problems in Sayama. We feel this unexpected loan coming from the Tokyo congregation was a result
of your prayers,

NOW PRAY GOD WILL MULTIPLY BACK TO THIS CONGREGATION many times what they have loaned and that they soon shall have their own land and building.

Grace, our 16 year old daughter is in the 11th grade here at the Christian Academy in Japan (school for missionary children). She was contacted by Japanese friends of ours asking if she would appear weekly on the Japanese Government Educational T.V, Station

making English sketches for teaching English,

She has been appearing

once a week and gets $17,00 a week for 5 hours of work and 4 hours travel time. It has been a good learning experience for her. Now N.H,K, has phoned asking us if they can do a "special" on our home and the church here at Sayama, We said that they could do so when

the building is completed.


to what missionary

Once again God is giving us free t,v,


THANK GOD FOR SUCH OPEN

time to show people where the church is and to give a witness as


families do in Japan,

DOORS,
GRACE

Pray these contacts bear fruit.

This has been a difficult year with moving, decisions to be made, and many stress situations. Looking back we can see God's clear leading,
PRAY NOW THAT GOD WILL KEEP BRINGING
BUILT FOR HIS PURPOSES.

FLEENOR

PEOPLE TO THIS BUILDING BEING

We thank God upon every remembrance of you.


Sincerely

Julius and Virgivo/a

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