Abundant Life Crusades
Tony and Marge Abram have been sharing God's Good News for over 64 years!

Volume XXXXVI I No. 2

good samaritan church
The Good Samaritan Church in Japan.

It was a joy to return to Japan after having a wonderful time of ministry in Guatemala. (See the last two Good News reports here.)  

We had not been back to Japan since we dedicated the new Church building in Sumoto over a year ago.

People gathering in church to receive from the Lord!

The last part of this mission trip, we had the privilege of dedicating the new parsonage.

Though it was completed early this year, missionaries Jim and Darla Snipe said they would wait until we came back to Japan as they wanted us to do the blessing upon the parsonage and home.

Tony Abram with Aoki sensei interpreting at 25th Anniversary.  

Jim Snipe opens the 25th with the blowing of the Shofar.

However, first we held the 25th year anniversary of the Good Samaritan Church in Kawanishi, located just outside of Osaka, Japan. Marge and I are ‘Honorary Pastors’ of the church, school and ministry.

We promised Aoki sensei and the church five years previously, when we did the 20th year anniversary, that we would do the 25th. These past 5 years went by so quickly.

The ‘River of Time’ flows quickly and they now asked us to their 30th. We said, God willing, we would. 

We also spoke at their first Sunday afternoon English service led by Martha Heimsoth.

Left - Tony and Aoki sensei in a joyful event  Center - Tony and Marge with the Yamamotos. She is one of the best cooks in Japan.
Right - Martha leading praise and worship.

There were about 50 in attendance.  In Japan there are many that are trying to learn English.  I said that this can be a ‘net’ to win Japanese to Christ.  They can not only get a free English lesson but also hear the Gospel.

Christmas Service where many Christians came from all over the Island.

Over the years, we have made some very wonderful friends in Japan. 

Jim and Darla had 10,000 of the handbills given out in the surrounding area of their church for the meetings where we experienced the blessings of the Lord.

Darla Snipe interpreted for us. Marge also helped her in their new kindergarten school.

They only have a few but it will grow and the effect will be whole families will be saved.


They celebrate Christmas service early in the month of December.

In the photos you can see the Church building that we dedicated last year, now they have a lovely parsonage standing beside it.

After the Sunday morning, we gathered outside and blessed and dedicated the house with the promises of God. Each one of the congregation came by and laid their hands, praying over the building.

sumoto chapel in Japan
Sumoto Chapel with new Parsonage.

Left - Tony preaching with Darla.
Center - Marge singing is a blessing, note: she has Japanese slippers on her feet.
Right - Jim and Darla Snipe

Since the writing of this report, we heard from Jim Snipe that the final payment was made on Church and Parsonage and it is now debt free. The land, building and parsonage cost a total of just over one million US dollars. (110 million Japanese Yen).

Jim and Darla believe that this is a miracle and give God all the Glory and Praise.

Pray for the ministry in Japan. The Japanese are much like the Laodicean Church in: Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: Rev 3:17 (KJV)

They need a National Revival.

Left - Tony dedicating the Parsonage.     Right - Marge with 3 of the Kindergarten children

sumoto chapel Japan
Sumoto Chapel, Japan

 Pray also for us as we try to reach as many as we can in these last days.

God bless you and yours is our daily prayer.

Tony and Marge Abram.


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