Clumsy Early Days

I was stunned when Sayaka*, who had come to our church BBQ, said she wanted to do a Bible study with me. I was a new missionary and could barely keep up with the Japanese conversations I’d been hearing. My husband looked after our two small children as I left in search for Sayaka’s house that night. … More Clumsy Early Days

Pie Party

“Do you think you can bake for a ‘pie party’?” asked my husband. “Sure.” After he handed out several ads, I saw that he had written there would be 10 types of pie!! Apple, pear, plum,pumpkin, blueberry,chocolate cream,lemon meringue,shoo fly,bacon onion quiche, chicken pie. That was the first menu! It sparked Hope’s interest. The mid-twenty-year-old entered a … More Pie Party

Parenting Class

“Your son can use chopsticks better than some Japanese kids—you must be a good mother. Please come speak about parenting at PTA.” I did not mention that my son figured chopsticks out by himself, but I did tell the PTA ladies about some principles from the Bible that guided my day to day parenting. Later on, a church … More Parenting Class

Meet the Ghents

Martin Ghent grew up in a dairy farm in a small town called Mount Forest, just outside of Toronto area. Ruth Mae moved around as a child on the east coast of America, and at New Brunswick Bible Institute the two met. In 1986, they left their home countries for language school in Hokkaido, Japan. After … More Meet the Ghents