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December 04, 2006


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It is so exciting to see what God is doing through Anna and Mike abroad. It is so awesome to see both of them step out of the comfort zone and be such a blessing to others for the sake of the Kingdom. Thanks for sharing!

Hector Dalton

Henry, I am riding on the bullet train coming back to Tokyo from one of our plants in northern Japan. I am taking the opportunity to catch up on email that is non-work related. Since I can use my cell phone modem on my PC, I am taking the time to explore your blog. Thanks for taking the time and effort to put this together. It is useful and entertaining as well.

Your blog from yesterday reminded me that our walk with God truly is an adventure. Like any other aspect of life, we can embrace it or cringe at the thought of it.

Beth and I were attending a work related dinner last week. Our table (all Japanese) arrived at the decision to hike to the top of Mt Fuji next July. Calendars were dragged out, and the tentative date (and alternate dates in case of poor weather) were marked down. In Japan, climbing Mt Fuji is almost a rite of passage. It is something that most people do once, but not twice. It's too difficult. At this point in the conversation one of our Japanese executives came over from another table and we asked him if he would join us for the hike of Fuji-san. He said "no way", that he had done it once and will never forget it, but that once was enough. His encouraging words for the group as he left were that it was the only time in his life when he thought it was possible that there was a God that created the world. I said I believed he was right. This should make for a good future conversation over coffee with Tanaka-san. God has given us a life of adventure. Are we going to take it on? The rewards are many.

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