I’m so excited to share that 10,000 copies of the Japanese edition of Jesus Loves Us All are now published and being distributed to Japanese children displaced by the tsunami–many of them orphaned of one or both parents. A couple of weeks ago I emailed a missionary friend in Japan to tell her about my books being available. She replied that she had already ordered 100 for the trips they are taking into the area where the tsunami hit. So the word is getting out.
I just received ten copies of the Japanese edition in the mail. What a joy to know that God can use my books in another country. Please pray with me that God direct these books to the children and families who need them.
God does answer prayer! My dream of printing 10,000 copies of Jesus Loves Us All for tsunami victims in Japan is almost a reality. The booklet is translated into Japanese and the $6100 plus dollars to print it has been raised. All that remains to be done are issues such as getting it completely print ready, getting the ISBN and getting the actual printing done. Pray with me that these things may be accomplished quickly, and that the booklets will be in the hands of tsunami survivors soon.
The situation of those in evacuation centers is really sad. My daughter-in-law, Christine, described it this way. “Can you imagine living on a mat surrounded by boxes of the only belongings you have—many of them donations—for two months or more with hundreds of others, small children, snorers, and whatever else?? Ugghh.”
No, I can’t imagine it. I pray that my books will bring hope in Christ to many.
The cute little girl reading my book is Grace, my granddaughter.
My church is helping me raise money for printing Jesus Loves Us All in Japanese and sending it to tsunami victims in Japan. I want to print 10,000. The publisher I am working with in Japan will ship them to churches in the tsunami area to be given out to needy families. These people have lost everything—their homes, possessions, jobs, and worst of all, they have lost hope. My book will give them hope. Books cost only about .62 each in lots of 10,000. We have enough money to print 5,000, but we need $2,000 more to print 10,000. If you would like to help, send me a message on my contact me page link.
While at a writer’s retreat in January, my friend Carole, of Carole Marie Photography took these pictures of me.
Hi just wanted to share.
My Jesus Loves Us All books arrived at the warehouse today after their long, long trip from India. I never realized how many boxes of 140 books it would be to make 3300 books—or how heavy each box would be. My body is telling me, even though I only did half the lifting.
Now comes the happy privilege of distributing them to those who have pre-ordered books. Best of all is the joy of giving them out to Christmas food baskets and some mission organizations. Please pray with me that I will make wise decisions about where to give them.
Praising God, Geneva
On this Resurrection weekend, I praise God for the wonderful salvation Christ purchased for me on the cross of Calvary. Because of the sacrifice of his life and subsequent resurrection, I have eternal life. How much better can it be?
For a deeper treatment of the cross, and what it means, I recommend an article www.lookoutmag.com/articles/articledisplay.asp?id=459.
Recently, I read a prayer I’d like to share with you.
“O Lord, I bless Thee that the issue of the battle between Thyself and Satan has never been uncertain, and will end in victory.
Calvary broke the dragon’s head, and I contend with a vanquished foe, who with all his subtlety and strength has already been overcome.
When I feel the serpent at my heal may I remember Him whose heel was bruised, but Who, when bruised, broke the Devil’s head.
My soul with inward joy extols the mighty conqueror.
Heal me of any wounds received in the great conflict; if I have gathered defilement, if my faith has suffered damage, if my hope is less than bright, if my love is not fervent, if some creature-comfort occupies my heart, if my soul sinks under pressure of the fight.
O Thou whose every promise is balm, every touch life, draw near to thy weary warrior, refresh me, that I may rise again to wage the strife, and never tire until my enemy is trodden down.
Give me such fellowship with Thee that I may defy Satan, unbelief, the flesh, the world, with delight that comes not from a creature, and which a creature cannot mar.
Give me a draught of the eternal fountain that lieth in Thy immutable, everlasting love and decree.
Then shall my hand never weaken, my feet never stumble, my sword never rest, my shield never rust, my helmet never shatter, my breastplate never fall, as my strength rests in the power of Thy might.”