One-Liner January 25, 2008


Dear Family and Friends,

The photo above shows Russian Police inspecting documents of the Pastor who hosted CFN-J Students and Staff during the Outreach in 1993.
Last week’s photo intending to portray Zaccheus, was a file photo from China, and not connected with a CFN-J Outreach.
GO, make disciples of all nations…I am with you always, even to the end of the age”. (Matt.28-19-20)
It has been said that Missionaries go to places where they are
 NEEDED, BUT NOT WANTED, and their success can be seen as nearing completion when they are WANTED, BUT NO LONGER NEEDED.   Wherever the Lord has placed us, each is called to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of those around us, and to reflect Jesus.
When Mr. Ting emigrated from China to the U.S. many years ago, his friends wondered why he now had a different name.  It so happened that Mr. O’Brien, from Ireland, came through before him, and when the Immigration Official asked the man from China what his name was, he said, “SAM TING”. So the official said, “Same thing, huh!  Okay, Mr. O’Brien, welcome to the U.S.”
“Enjoying Haiku Insight-Out”
In a dense forest
Everything pulsing with life,
Growing silently.  
Unpublished Work
Copyright © 2008 by Charles Gyurko
A WORK of the Lord in Japan.
As part of its “Accountability Structure”, CFN-Japan Bible School is overseen in Japan by the Board and Advisors of Christ For Asia Evangelistic Fellowship, a Religious Corporation (shukyo hojin). One of the well-qualified Advisors is Rev. Minoru Okuyama (photo below with his wife, Atsu-san).  In 1996 he became chairman of Japan Revival Association, and in 1999, Chairman of the World Mission Conference in Kyoto.

Besides Pastoring for many years, he and his family were missionaries in Indonesia for eight years.  Part of his current ministry is the oversight of a missionary training center in central Japan for Japanese who are called to share the Good News of Jesus in other parts of Asia.
Standing together with you looking to the Lord,
Charles and Dianne Gyurko