Japan Trip: Kanazawa Tour – 2 – Hida-Takayama

In late afternoon of November 18th, we arrived at Hida Minzoku-mura (Hida Folk Village), Covering an area of 99,000 square meters, the village includes more than 30 traditional farmhouses and buildings, many of which were transported from nearby Shirakawa-go region. The massive farmhouses with their steep, thatched roofs which look like praying hands (“gassho-zukuri”). Each has been preserved in its original state, including artifacts related to the life and work of the owners, and visitors can wander from house to house at leisure. Continue reading Japan Trip: Kanazawa Tour – 2 – Hida-Takayama

Japan Trip: Kanazawa Tour – 1

I arrived at Narita International Airport on November 16 and took the Airport Limousine to Yokohama bus terminal. My wife met me at the bus terminal and we took the metro rail to Kikuna, the large town north of Yokohama. My in-laws residence at Kikuna is within a walking distance from the rail station. The weather was cold. I was impressed with the cleanness and the crowdedness of Japan. Continue reading Japan Trip: Kanazawa Tour – 1

Village Gospel Mission — 11/14/09 to 11/15/09

Mature Camp (From November 10 to November 15, 2009)

This Saturday morning, Pastor Chen continued discussion on the Spiritual aspects of Village Gospel Mission. He pointed out that the villagers have different concept on “decision” prayer in accepting Jesus. Their concept is that he will do it this time but he may change later. Therefore, the conversion process is not a one time event. This behavior may be deeply rooted in the ways of traditional temple worship. Continue reading Village Gospel Mission — 11/14/09 to 11/15/09

Village Gospel Mission — 11/10/09 to 11/11/09

Mature Camp (From November 10 to November 15, 2009)

This week from November 10 to 15, I attended the Mature Camp held by Village Gospel Mission (VGM) at Tongshih village, Chiayi County, Taiwan. The purpose of this training camp is to get familiar with the missionary works of VGM, tour four other centers besides Tongshih and propose personal mission.   Continue reading Village Gospel Mission — 11/10/09 to 11/11/09