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P o - r u no T e-gami

(Paul's Epistle)
CENTRAL JAPAN

CHRISTIAN MISSION

"The people that walked in darkness have


seen a great light:"
Overseas Address

Church Plantin ?,

Forwarding Address

Paul & Kathleen Pratt


1210 Kamikasuya, Isehara City
Kanagawa Ken, Japan, 259-11
Bible Correspondence,

^v ^

Isaiah 9'2

Mrs. Polly Wilkinson


23769 West Edison Road,
South Bend, Indiana, 46628

Kindergarten,

Ad-Vangelisra,

"

Campus Evangelism

Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring, 1972


Dear friends,

"I have loved to hear my Lord spoken of,


in the earth.

And wherever I have seen

the print of His shoe

Therein I have delighted to place my foot also."

"Love is the Greatest" is the theme of our Obilin College


students will participate

and six missionary personel.

English Bible Camp.

Bill Ellis

Fifteen

of Orlando,Florida will be

holding a meeting at Isehara and will have a chance to report to this group, too.
New homes are being built in our area. Before the roof is put on, the carpenters erect an
assimilated, colorful, bow and arrow with bow taut and arrow pointed in the northeasterly di
rection.
We are told that Shinto belief sees an evil spirit out there which must be driven
away so there is no danger of it being in the house when the roof goes on. If they only knew
there are plenty of the evil variety everywhere and not so easily frightened away.
Can you

imagine (1) a Buddhist mother telling her daughter, "If you marry that Christian preacher you
need not come back home again"? (2) a company personel man interviewing a strong, witnessing
Christian and saying, "You're a Christian and therefore effeminate and lack the'fight spirit'"?
(3) a young co-ed declaring, after rejecting Christ, "I think that man is just on a par with
other animals"? (4) a church leader refusing to pray for a converted hippy, at his baptism,
saying, "I don't know anything about him, so I can't pray for him"?

Eight Commandments of the recently rounded up radical United Red Army in Japan. Twelve or
fourteen members were lynched for breaking the following: (l) You shall not be overly ambitious

for your own ends. (2) You shall not be cocky. (3) You shall not oppose the leadership of the
'Army', (4) You shall not have any remnants of desire for comforts and pleasure (while holed up
in a cave at freezing temperatures). (5) You shall not commit adultry. (6) Even though preg
nant, a woman shall not expect special care. (7) You shall not give more attention to your own
wife than to the 'Army'. (8) You shall not be the least bit cowardly in bombing a police box.
Mark and Lynn will both graduate from C.B.S. with AB degrees this spring.
Mark plans to
continue graduate study there and the two of them look forward to joining in the work in Japan
in the near future.
Both of them have been coaching the New Ohio Singers. Of course, Hideto^
Yoshii, also studying Christian Education at C.B.S. has been tutoring the Singers in Japanese.

A Recent Wedding at Isehara

Mark and Lynn to Graduate

Poland, Ohio
Marc Chamnion.

Erlanger, Ky.

Paden City, W.Va

Jennie Orr,

Rick Welch,

Columbiana, Ohio

Beverly, Ohio

Donna LeGrand,

John Connors,

Himtington, W.Va.

Hammond, Indiana

Paula Janke,

Charles Seevers,

Cincinnati, Ohio

Manassas, Virginia

Mary Joyce Pratt,

Mark Matthews,

Isehara, Japan

Cincinnati, Ohio

Not Pictured:

Regina Bennett,
Moberly, Missouri

Pray for their

Joyce Pickering,

Toyama, Japan
Effort!

Will you help ^ entertain these special workers?


The New Ohio Singers have been prac
ticing together since January.
Your gift will be used toward travel expenses inside Japan,
overnight lodging during travel, and food for the group.
We are enclosing a self -addressed
envelope for your convenience in sending your gift.
Every little bit helps.
Do not think
"Oh, my gift is too small". You will be rewarded just to know a real lasting influence is be
ing made on Japanese youth by these zealous students.

Lydia and Rick Coyle plan to be married in Cincinnati on Friday, August 4th.
The following are suggestions as to how to use this and all other newsletters:

(1) Read the letter at home, sharing the victories and problems with the whole family.
(2) Pray for the missionary family, specifically for mentioned needs.
(3) Share the letter with your Bible School class, prayer meeting group etc.
(4) File each letter for future reference for missionary programs.
PRAYER

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(EACH OHIO SINGER IS GATHERING HIS OWN FUNDS FOR THE ROUND TRIP\

ON THE RECEIVING END IN JAPAN

(k MICPOBUS IS NEEDED FOR N.O.S. AND FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL

JAPANESE TEACHERS AND PERSONAL WORKERS NEEDED(

CENTRAL JAPAN CHRISTIAN MISSION


PAUL & KATHLEEN PRATT

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P o - r u no T e-gami
(Paul's Epistle)
CENTRAL JAPAN

CHRISTIAN MISSION

"The people that walked in darkness have


great light:"

Isaiah 9:2

Overseas Address

Lz

Forwarding Address

^ Kathleen Pratt

Mrs. Polly Wilkinson

Kamikasuya,
Isehara
City South
23769 Bend,
West Edison
Road,
Kanagawa
Ken, Japan,
239-11
Indiana,
46628

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Vol 1^, No, 3, Summer, 1972


Dear Friend,

;vhat amazing things, the Lord has done for us. Yes, glorious things] lifhat
wonder] What joy]
We are refreshed as by streams in the desert. Our deep
gratitude to you for sharing our responsibilities and blessings.
After the New Ohio Singers left

Isehara for Osaka and points southward on

July 5 our home became as lonely as a Bible College campus at vacation time,
so I flew to our family in the USA,
North American Christian Convention.

I arrived in time to enjoy some of the


There was too much to drink in all at

once, so I ordered the packet of all the sermons so that Paul and I can re
ceive the inspiration during the weeks ahead.

As we sat in Riverfront Stadium on Friday evening, the final session of


the Convention, and were thrilled to the depths of our soul by the youth

singing the musical, "The Good Life," written and directed by J.W, Peterson,
we realized
tion,
The
ence stood
heavenward,

what marvelous things God is doing throu^ the younger genera


youth had a message for us on o\ir side of the gap. As the audi
and applauded, the young people raised their arms and pointed
the sign of Jesus, the one Way,

"Oh, the bride is lovely]" "How beautiful, the bride isl" one lady thought.
"She is the most

beautiful bride I*ve ever seen]"

Since she's

the mother

of the bride you will give her the ri^t to be prejudiced, won't you?

^>Lydia was married to Richard Goyle, son of Mr, and Mrs, Harold Coyle, Cin'^innati on August i^.,

at the Hi^view Church, David Phillips'"and Mark Pratt

preached the sermon.

Members of the bridal party were Kathy Walker and Mrs.

Mark Pratt, Cincinnati, 0,, Miss Kay Lynn Bauer of Indianapolis, Harold
Coyle, Cincinnati, Ken Watson and Don Orwick, Loxiisville, Ky, Paul .D, Pratt,
Barksdale AFB, La., gave the bride.
Rick and Lydia will be students at C,

B.S, this fall and live at


Lehman Road, Cincinnati, 0,, I|.5205.
"Mr, Pratt, it's a miracleyou traveling all over Japan with the New Ohio

Siagecg all summer]" remarked Mr, Akada,


indeed it is]

minister of the Kumegawa Churcii~

Your gifts and prayers have made it possible for these young

singers, whom you met in the Spring issue of PAUL'S EPISTLE, to tell the
Good News for modern Japan to thousands. We're sorry that illness prevented
Marc Champion from coming. Mary Joyce and these twelve friends have been
traveling with Paul in the miorobus we were able to buy in June,
Note the picture in the upper left corner of this letter--These fourteen
workers went out to sow the Seed in the field.
As they scattered the seed

across the land some fell on hard hearts and they said, "It's too hard for
me to understand and X don't want to try," Satan comes and snatches away the
seed from their hearts.
Some hear and receive the message with real joy,
but he doesn't have much depth in his life, and after awhile when trouble
comes, or persecution begins because of his beliefs, his enthusiasm fades,
and he drops out. Others hear the message, but cares of this life, and his

.longing for money

choke out God*s Word,

and he does less and less for God.

Some

listen to the message, understand it and


bring thirty, sixty, or even a hundred
others into the Kingdom. This last group
of hearers keeps us working knov/ing that
it's God's business to bring the results
in His time.

Countless lives will

have

been changed. This isn't the end of the


story. The best is yet to come. Expect
more news

in our letters to you in

the

future

Have you ever had the experience of


turning on the water and nothing but air

coming out? Have you ever counted the number of times you reached
while cooking a meal for your family? V/ater is just one of many
take for granted. City water was piped into our house in June. No
rying water because of a broken-down pumpj I'm looking forward to
own automatic washer for the first time

for water
things we
more car
using our

and will appreciate it more because

of all these years of anticipation.

Paul David is being

discharged from the Air Force the last of August. _ He

and Mary plan to go to California to live and continue their studies, major
ing in Law.

Joan Priedlander and Larry Lambdin (PAUL'S EPISTLE, Summer Is

sue, 1970), were married in her home church near Youngstown, Ohio, August 3.
They will be students at CBS and are planning missionary internship in 197hHideto Yoshii has had a busy summer teaching in camps and DVBS, He_will con-

tinue studying in the CBS Graduate School. Katsumi Omura, one of Paul's as
sistants at Isehara left Japan August 1, for a one-month tour of Europe ^d
the States. We'd like to introduce you to another zealous Christian^working
with us at the campus of Oberlin College.

Ikuo Tsunematsu is a junior from

Sendai City, Kagoshima, where Paul went to preach ten years ago. You'll hear
more about him in later EPISTLES.

'The Buddha People are coming]'

'NSA is Americanizing its approach^and

recruiting.' '."..Han, when you hear that buzz, buzz, buzz, the chanting,
over and over, it does something for you. It's hypnotic.' 'I've broken my
clog...' These are quotes from The National Observer, June 3 1972. How we
pity these people] Read what the Psalmist says in ll3:tl--8 about them.
"I'm gonna keep on singin'. I'm gonna keep on shoutin'. I'm gonna keep
on liftin' my voice and let the world know that Jesus saves. Oh, every
body's gotta know. Jesus 3aves]"--the N.O.S. theme song.

Sayonara,

CENTRAL JAPAN CHRISTIAN MISSION

\,

PAUL & KATHLEEN PRATT

23769 West Edison Rd.,

South Bend, Indiana, 46628

A Non-profit

_-i_ Organization

Address Correction Requested

Soy
Per^'^^NHOWER USA

Mission Services

Box 177

Kempton, Ind. 4604-9

tld.

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October 3 1972

1210 Kamikasuya, Isehara City,


Kanagawa Ken, Japan, 259-11
Editor

Horizons Magazine

Box 177,

Kempton, Indiana, ^60^9


Dear Sir;

Enclosed is a news writeup about the summer tour of the New Ohio
Singers who visited Japan this year.

I hope that you still might be

able to use it even though it is late.

Appreciatively,

Paul S. Pratt

P o

r u

no

T e-gami

(Paul's Epistle)
CENTRAL JAPAN

CHRISTIAN MISSION

"The people that walked in darkness have


seen a great light:"
Overseas Address

^v ^

Isaiah 9:2
Forwarding Address

Paul & Kathleen Pratt

Mrs. Polly Wilkinson

1210 Kamikasuya, Isehara City 23769 West Edison Road,


Kanagawa Ken, Japan, 259-11
South Bend, Indiana, if6628

Bible Correspondence, Church Planting,

Kindergarten

Ad~Vangelism,

Campus Evangelism

New Ohio Singers Japan Evangelistic Tour

On August 30th the New Ohio Singers coo^leted an ei^ty-three day


summer evangelism in Japan.

The group made up of thirteen studentSf most

of whom attend the Cinpinnati Bible Seminary

lead by Paul Pratt, ads^

sionary serving in the Tokyo area. The ^our covered nearly 3000 miles and
took the team to nearly all our mission stations on Honshu and Kyushu.
Their theme song "I*m Qonna Keep On Singing" tells of their zeal and deter

mination in witnessing, presneting tracts and Bibles wherever they went. A

total of 133 programs were presented at qhurohes, schools, community and


civic gatherings, hospitals, oao^s and street meetings as they reached more

than 18,(^ persons. In addition, one performance over M.B.G. T\r in Kagoshima City reached a possible audianoe of 250,000 to 300,000. Thp group sang

at Hiroshima's Peace Park, at Casgp Zama Army Chapel and at Yokosu^ Military
Prison.

Ha^the programs held presented opporitmity for the preacfiE^S^C the


word and for an invitation. A total of twenty^ne persons were baptized,

more than one hundred fifty persons to^ii in miting of their desi:^e to study
toward accepting Chzist. Tbirty-five others are enrolled in a ^pcial Mble
Correspondance Course. And how many hundreds more were directly iziepired

and challenged by their music, their testimonies or by the,Jtraot type


included in the special song book are known only to Gbd.

Ihe New Ohio Singers is a seco^nd such gospel team to visit Japan, ^ey
followed the OhiO Singers, a group of eleven who made the first tour in 1970.

This year's team members include Regina Bennett, a student of Central Christ-

ian College of the Blblet Koberly, Missouri and Joyce Pickering of


Torkt University, !foronto, Canada* !l!he others, all students of the
CLncinnati Bible Seminary include John Connors, Bon EUdLne, Paula Janke,

Vicky Kidwell, Oonna LeQrand, Mark Matthews, Jennie Orr, Mary Pratt,

Chieg^^-I^vers, Ssoa Trosky and Bick Velch*

Mary Pratt and Joyce Pick

ering, having spent several years in Japan with their missionary parents,
served as interpreters*

Barnes for the enclosed picture)

Left to Bi^t Front Bow - John Connors, Vicky Kidwell, Bick Velch,
Bonce LeQrand, E&nna Srosky, Marie Matthews

Left to Bijsd^t Back Bos - Begins Bennett, Bon SLkins, Ji^|^ Pickering,
Mary Pratt, Chuck Seevers, Paula Jahke
Mot pictured is Pianist Jennie Orr*