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Reminder of Why We're Here

Today after Jeff returned home from shopping for a computer cable (on the bike, of course), he came to get me. He said, "Nozomi, come outside. I want you to hear something." So I quickly put on my shoes and walked outside.

Immediately I could hear a rhythmic clanging sound. As we approached closer to our neighbor's place just 2 houses away from ours, I heard it.

"Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Nan Myoho Renge Kyo..." over, and over, and over again. That is the distinct chanting of Buddhist believers. It was eerie to hear it so clearly, and so close to our house.

But, as we told the kids tonight, THAT is exactly why we're here. We talked about how those people are praying to a false god who does not even exist, a god who cannot hear. And yet they do it, hoping that their prayers would somehow be answered.

Our family prayed to the One True God tonight, the One who hears, and prayed specifically for those very people who were gathered at the house just a few steps away. We reminded Zack and Ellie that we might be the only people in the world who are praying for them. It is an honor and a privilege to be here.

Will you pray with us today, that God would allow us to meet them, and that they would come to know the God who loves them? We still have a few "American kitchen towel sets" to give away, so pray for a good opportunity to go and introduce ourselves to them soon.

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