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This Pilgrim’s Progress…

This Pilgrim’s Progress… As we gathered last week as a staff team and spent time in this passage, I was left with several questions to ponder. Among them, what does good shepherding of non-believers look like? And what TRULY motivates me as I work with students–is it a crown of glory from the Chief Shepherd, or something else? These are hard but good questions to be asking as we enter a new year that is in many ways more uncertain…
Greetings from Kathryn & Rob, A big “Thank you” to those who keep us here in Japan through your praying, and financial giving. Japanese sometimes ask us how long we have been in Japan, and Kathryn rounds down by saying, “More than a quarter century”. Sounds kind of long that way. Living in Japan we miss our kids, but are enjoying regular Zoom times with them. Tess and Jacob are in Toronto, Julia is on a Coop work term in…

We Made It!!

We are excited to be writing this letter from the Philippines! God has provided abundantly for us, and continues to guide our path one step at a time. Thank you all for your love and support, we feel very covered in prayer! In this letter we will share with you a little update from these past few weeks, what we are up to now, and some prayer/praise items. What Have These Past Few Weeks Looked Like? Leading up to our…

Entry Exemption Documents Are In and Another Call to Prayer

Hey everyone! Thank you all SO much for joining us in prayer about our travel ban exemption. We are excited to share that we, along with 40 other incoming Faith Academy staff, received our entry exemption document (EED) from the Filipino Department of Foreign Affairs. Praise God! We are so grateful for your prayers, and for the visa team at Faith Academy that worked tirelessly to obtain the exemption document. The EED granted us permission to apply for our visas,…

Flemings to the Philippines!

Hey everyone! We have two quick updates to share with you all!  The first thing is that we are fully vaccinated! Praise God! We were not going to be able to travel to the Philippines until we received both doses, and so we are grateful that Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine supply increased in recent weeks.  The second thing is an invitation to pray for our departure date. At this time, there is a travel ban for inbound foreigners to the Philippines.…

This Week at Village Green – June 25, 2021

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Village Green blog for all the news and happenings at the church.   The meeting for this Sunday will be held through Microsoft Teams and you will receive a link prior to the meeting. When you receive the link make sure to save it for easy access. The meeting will begin shortly after the morning service and is scheduled for 11:15. If you are a member and attend the service in-person on the…

Hitachinaka Happenings

June 2021 Greetings to all of our faithful prayer and financial supporters.We want to start by expressing our thanks. Despite a continuing Ontario Covid-19 lockdown that has prevented most of you from meeting regularly as churches, we have sensed an increased interest in praying for Japan. While many churches and mission groups are struggling financially, we praise God for his steady provision. A few have had to cut back, but others have filled that gap. So, we are so thankful…

Village Green welcomes Grady and Britt Fleming!

Exciting News to Share:  At Village Green we are now entering into a 3rd generation of those connecting in the area of Missions.  Reg and Marita Campbell were members of VG and Marita served on the Missions Committee.  Their daughter, Kathyrn and Rob Fleming are partnership missionaries serving in Japan.  Their son, Grady and his wife, have been approved to serve in the Philippines.  Grady and Britt will be teaching high school at the Christian Academy in Manila for two…

Speaking HOPE to the World

Village Green Community Church supports the ministry of Transworld Radio Canada (TWR Canada) Women of Hope. Every few months we receive a report on the ministry and Johnathan Griffiths as he supports Dr. Peggy Banks and her vision to reach and disciple women around the word. TWR Canada has been supporting this Dr. Banks, ministry for over 20 years and they continue to be actively engaged today, especially in Africa. This is report highlighting some of the projects and the…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

This month leading up to Christmas has been filled with some challenges, Covid-19 scares, and joyful celebrations. Despite all the hard parts, we are still extremely grateful for another year filled with God’s faithfulness. Oliver is continuing to grow and is pretty much an Energizer bunny…he just keeps going and going. It’s hilarious, exhausting, and beautiful all at once. His parents are exhausted, but that’s kind of the gig, right? We will try and keep this update brief and, as…