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Japanese pastor will explore MB archives

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Yoshio Fujii is 2014’s recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s archival internship. The selection committee chose Yoshio from a strong field of candidates from various universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

Yoshio will spend a total of five weeks visiting each of the MB archival centers in North America (Fresno, Cal.; Hillsboro, Kan.; Winnipeg and Abbotsford, B.C.) during May and June 2014. In addition to experiencing a functioning archive, he will explore the stories and images housed in these church archives, especially as they relate to the church in Japan.

“We are very pleased to award Yoshio the archival internship. We hope he will find this an enriching experience and that it will also provide insights for the Commission, as we document and communicate the story of God’s work in our world,” says Don Isaac, chair of the Historical Commission.

Yoshio is a Japanese graduate student completing an MDiv in May at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. He has served as pastor at the MB church in Osaka, Japan.

The internship is made possible with support from U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren churches.

—Jon Isaak, executive secretary, Historical Commission


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