“Do you like the public bath?” asked Yoshifumi Tanaka, my host in Osaka, Japan. I was visiting speaker for the 65th anniversary celebrations of Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan. “Some people are not sure about them.”
As a pastor of a Mennonite Brethren church in Japan, Yoshio Fujii had limited knowledge of the church’s deep Anabaptist roots. To learn more about the church’s history and theology, he spent 2013/2014 studying at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in Fresno, Cal., followed by a five-week MB Historical Commission archival internship in May and June.
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.
Stories from MB Mission workers abroad
Can you imagine Canada having the following article in its constitution? “Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the…people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
On Mar. 11, 2011, a devastating magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region of Japan. Two years later, updates on the event have faded from the news, yet…
How do you respond when disaster strikes? The recent earthquakes and tsunamis that pummeled Japan were devastating for millions of children, men, and women. Yet, for Wendy Eros, MB missionary to Japan, they were also an opportunity.
The Wing-Beaten Air: My Life and My Writing
If a book can be a blessing, this hopeful and worthwhile volume qualifies. Mennonite poet and pastor Yorifumi Yaguchi recounts his life and the development of his Christian faith and writing in The Wing-Beaten Air.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.…