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Day 6 Recap – Be Imitators of Christ

Day 6 Recap – Be Imitators of Christ

I’ve been doing a lot of meditating lately about the idea of truly being a follower of Christ, a disciple of Christ, and not just someone who identifies with the name “Christian.” The word “Christian” has had such broad, loose and common use around the world that I’ve started saying simply, “I am a follower […]

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Day 5 Recap – God With Us

Day 5 Recap – God With Us

Well, it’s been another packed day for the Christ Church team here in Kyoto, but we are having such a great time with our friends from Kyoto Central Chapel. They’ve been excellent hosts, providing a unique and enjoyable experience for each and every one of us (especially the first-timers like me)! This morning some of […]

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Day 4 Recap – A Beautiful Language Collision

Day 4 Recap – A Beautiful Language Collision

What a wonderful day today! We visited Kyoto Studio Park, where we saw ninjas, power rangers and more. We had a great time, but it was HOT outside today. We laughed a lot and just had a good time being together. After that, we went to a shopping area and did a little souvenir shopping. […]

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Day 3 Recap – Ambassadors for Christ

Day 3 Recap – Ambassadors for Christ

Excellence. It’s a lofty standard that requires dedication, passion and discipline to achieve in any setting. Jim Collins (in his book Good to Great) calls good the enemy of great. Unfortunately, “good enough” often causes us to grow complacent and lose focus in our pursuit of excellence. Today, I was blessed to witness excellence on several levels […]

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Day 2 Recap – Unexpected God Moments

Day 2 Recap – Unexpected God Moments

It has been an amazing first full day in Japan. We started the day by singing two songs at a local Japanese radio station. The highlight from the radio station was definitely when we were able to hear our recording with Miracles Choir of “The Healing Has Begun.” It was a prophetic moment coming true. […]

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Day 1 Recap – We Made It

Day 1 Recap – We Made It

Wow! What a day. Almost 20 hours on 3 flights from Nashville to Minneapolis, Minneapolis to Seattle, and finally Seattle to Osaka. As I write this, the team and several of our Japanese friends are en route from the Osaka airport to our hotel in Kyoto. We are on a bus for this hour-and-a-half last […]

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Come To Me

Come To Me

My journey from brokenness and ruin to the light that shines unto the world. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your […]

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How Big Our God Is

How Big Our God Is

From the first time I heard about Christ Church’s budding relationship with Japan 2 years ago, I’ve felt a tug to go.  Funny thing was, I wasn’t in the choir.  In fact, I was running from it.  Everyone who knows me well, heard me sing-a-long in the balcony on Sundays, and/or knows my music history […]

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Remembering our first trip to Japan

Remembering our first trip to Japan

We will never forget this powerful testimony from Maurice Carter as he spent his last days on earth reaching out through music in Japan.   Maurice Carter’s Japan Testimony from Media Change on Vimeo.   Remembering the 2011 Tsunami Japan – Blessings Video (Christ Church Choir) from Media Change on Vimeo.

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Pastor Dan’s Message about Japan

Pastor Dan’s Message about Japan

Japan, the land of the rising sun, has been for me a place of great mystery. Born in the aftermath of a terribly destructive war with Japan, I watched as American attitudes toward Japan shifted from rage, to compassion, to admiration and now to genuine, long-term friendship between the people of our two nations. I […]

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