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This Pilgrims Progress…

The Kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about thirty kilograms of flour until it worked all through the dough. . . Matthew 13:33 In various settings I’ve been considering this and some of the surrounding parables–about mustard, treasure, pearls.  It seems that there is an invitation to consider the gradual, permeating way that God brings his kingdom to bear on the world. And the  power is in the yeast, not the baker, though…

They are on their Way!

Greetings again from Hitachinaka City in Northern Japan! The “Kathryn and Julia return to Japan” saga seems to be coming to an end. They both got their negative COVID tests back in plenty of time (this time) and will fly from Toronto Wednesday afternoon. PTL Julia will continue to study on-line “at” U of Waterloo, and Kathryn and I will ask God for some fruit! We have lived here previously, and already know some folks who might be interested in…

Weekly Update from Fleming’s

Greetings again from Hitachinaka, two hours north of Tokyo (Rob), and from Kathryn, still in Waterloo. Kathryn and Julia did not get their COVID test results back in the 72 hours required by the Japanese government as Rob did last month. Things have really changed in the last two weeks as tests done in Waterloo are sent to Toronto for processing, and a testing backlog has developed. So, they will try again. Tests will be on Monday, October 12th, with…

Flemings Transition to Japan

Greetings from both Hitachinaka City, two hours north of Tokyo (Rob), and from Waterloo (Kathryn): Rob made it to Japan having tested negative for COVID both before leaving Canada and upon arrival in Japan. Two weeks of quarantine is finished. Hitachinaka City has had less than 10 cases of COVID since February. Kathryn and Julia hope to leave Waterloo on October 10 for Japan.  The reason for this quick email update is to ask for prayer. Kathryn and Julia need to…

Fleming’s Update

To our friends, We have wanted to ask you to pray for us and have waited until we knew something specific and finally, we have it. To those who have been asking questions like, “Where are you now?”, and “When are you going back to Japan?”, thanks for asking! We would have responded sooner if we had an answer to both questions. To the first, we are still in Waterloo, Ontario. Nearly 6 months ago, we were planning a May…

Statement from

“..the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you:to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”                                           (Micah 6:8) The words are well known and easy to agree with but so often we as Christians fall short of living them out in a practical way. The past few weeks we as Christians and Canadians have watched the news in the USA and in Canada bring out into the open…

Rob and Kathryn Fleming Update

Our return to Japan was planned for early May (Now!), but with a state of emergency declared by the Japanese Government until May 31, it seems best to continue “sheltering in place” here in Waterloo until international travel is deemed safe by both Canadian and Japanese authorities. We are encouraged to have been able to be a part of Grady and Brittany’s Zoom wedding in April and have been able to add an extra month to our apartment lease here…

Jacob, Leidy & Oliver Update March 2020

Quarantined. Trying to organize my thoughts and write this update has been, well, trying. I will try and be brief, but a lot has happened over the last few months and the world is in a weird state right now. Over the last month, Covid19 has made its way into Colombia and we are now in a regional wide quarantine since last Saturday and a nationwide quarantine starts tomorrow. This means when all is said and done, we’ll have been…

Fleming March Updates

Rob & Kathryn It has only been two weeks since our previous update (see below), but with current events wreaking havoc with all of our well-laid plans, we thought a quick update would be helpful. Quite a few have asked us how Covid-19 is affecting our plan to return to Japan at the end of April. Of course, just like everyone, we are dealing with a brand new, anxious reality. New prayer requests: 1. Our return to Japan will be…

Missions Dates and Updates

Nov. 10 – Morning Service- Jacob Paul will be sharing about work in Armenia and specifically about El Nido Nov. 15 – Informal gathering at Village Green Community Church at 7:00 p.m. (lower level). Join us to hear more details of the Paul Ministry from Jacob and Leidy Paul Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 1 – The Missions Committee would invite you to donate onesies and sleepers (sizes 0-3 months) for use in El Nido. If you wish to make a…

Update from Rob and Kathryn Fleming

Where did the summer go? Some of it was spent down at the pond, with evidence below. This summer we met a high school friend in Espanola, who drove from Elliot Lake to meet us! Wish it could have been longer, as that is why we are here in Canada. We have enjoyed rich fellowship with good friends and family along the way so far, and look forward to more in the coming weeks. Please feel free to let us…

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study meet Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:15 at Village Green Community Church in the lower meeting room. Join us as we seek to grow and encourage each other in our walk with God.