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"n* ptopU that Hvad in dortowH


au a fraat light..."

BRINGING

CHRIST'S LIGHT

(the LIGHT)

lutt. 4ilt

TO JAPAN'S

DARKNESS

WILKINSONS' MOVE TO CITY OF YOKOSUKA

SPRING, 1977

OcAR Friends,
ReCENTUVt WE HAD A VERY MOVING EXPERIENCE, BOTH SPIRITUALLY AND OEOQRAPHtCALLY*
SNOV, WE NAD BEEN LIVING IN ToKYO

FOR THE PAST

YEAR AND A HALF.

We WERE

AS YOU

TAKING CARE OF

THE PaTTON'S MISSION WORK DURING THEIR HOME LEAVE AND ALSO WERE LIVING IN THEIR HOME,
Then after they returned to Japan last September, we moved into the second floor of the
NEXT door SAKURAYAMA ChURCH OF ChRIST BUILDING, UNTIL WE COULD RELOCATE. HOWEVER, BEING
UNABLE TO FIND SUITABLE HOUSING, WE WERE FORCED TO STAY FOR OVER FIVE MONTHS.
TIME, WE ASSISTED THE SAKURAYAMA CHURCH AND DaLE CONTINUED TO ASSIST

ANDREW

DURING THAT
PATTON

Yachiyodai City. Meanwhile wc saved as much money as possible and asked you to pray

AT

with

us concerning our need for more ADEqUATE HOUSING. FOR A WHILE WE WERE qUITE

DIRttOSRAtEO
AND WENT THROUGH A TOUGH TIME OF TESTING. BUT THE MANY CARDS, LETTERS, AND GIFTS SENT
US AT Christmas encouraged and strengthened us in many ways. Our situation has somplktkly

TURNED AROUND. WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A RESULT OF YOUR PRAYING FOR US. FOR SEVERAL MONTHS,
WE FELT WE

OIDN'T HAVE

A THING

TO WRITE HOME

ABOUT.

BUT NOW, SO MUCH

IS HAPPENING SO

RAPIDLY, WE FEEL LIKE WRITING A BOOK.


WHO PRAYED

Did you THINK OF US THIS MORNING


As you breathed a word of prayer?

Did you ask for strength to help us


All our heavy burdens bear?

Someone prayed, and strength was given


For the long weary road.
Someone prayed and faith grew stronger
As WE BENT beneath OUR LOAD.

Someone prayedthe way grew brighter.


And we walked all unafraid.
Tn our heart a song of gladness-

Tell ME, WAS IT you who PRAYED?


Author Unknown

SUNDAY SCHOOL AT YACHIYODIA

For quiTE some we had been concerned about the work in the
Ctrt of IIdkosuka..
Yokosuka is located on a peninsula, south of Tokyo and Yokohama. The population is about
370,000. The United States maintains a naval base here| which is home port for the

Aircraft Carrier, "Midway." The Yokosuka First Church of Christ (Dai ichi Kirisuto no
NEW ADDRESS FOR DALE AND PEGGY WILKINSON

1-444-18 KUBIRI, YOKOSUKA-SHI


KANAGAWA-KEN,

JAPAN'

222

Kyokai) was established over 20 yearsThere

has

BEEN NO Preacher or Missionary living in Yokosuka,


HELPING THIS CHURCH FOR SEVERAL YEARS* AS A RESULT,
THE BUILDING, WHICH WAS

PLANKS, HAS GRADUALLY

CONSTRUCTED OUT OF OLD SHIP

DETERIORATED, AND THE ATTEND

ANCE HAS ALMOST COMPLETELY FALLEN OFF* MR* YAMAZATO,


A MEDICAL LABRATORY TECHNICIAN, WHO IS

WORKING HIS

WAY THROUGH BIBLE COLLEGE, COMMUTES FROM lOKYO THREE


TIMES A MONTH TO PREACH, AND MR NaKAMURA, A CHRISTUN BUSINESS MAN

HAS BEEN COMING

TO FILL THE PULPIT*


BUTTRAY visits
THESE MEN

THE CHURCH ON

HAVE BEEN

OWN AREAS, THEY


TIME TO

THAT

THE JONES*

BEEN ABLE

the

need

evangelism is so great, we
AND WE WORKED

STANLEY

BUT BECAUSE
LORO IN THEIR

TO DEVOTE MUCH

MEET THE CHALLANGE HERE*

GATHER WITH THE

remember

SUNDAYS*

SO BUSY FOR THE

HAVE NOT

Because both

YOKOSUKA CHURCH OF CHRIST

THE FOURTH SUNDAY

ALSO, ToKYO MISSIONARY

and

the opportunity for

were invited to work to

MiLTON JONES FAMILY*

YOU

PROBABLY

TOGETHER |N THE CITY OF SENDAI. THE


RECENTLY WERE IN LANGUAGE SCHOOL IN

RETURNED FROM THE U* S* LAST SUMMER AND UNTIL

JONES*
NiAGAHO

Prefecture*

Our HOUSE IS in a very nice

residential area three

miles- FROM THE CHURCH*

ThERE

ARE

TWO ROOMS UPSTAIRS, JUST RIGHT FOR WARK AND BETH, WHO NEED A qUIET PLACE TO STUDY*
DoWN
STAIRS, WE HAVE A SMALL, BUT ADEQUATE EAT-IN KITCHEN, A BEDROOM FOR TiM AND B|LL, AND A
tlVINS ROOM, WHICH IS ALSO THE MASTER BEDROOM*
WE LIVE MOSTLY JAPANESE STYLE# INSTEAD
OF USING BEDS, WE LAY ON SOFT MATS AT NIGHT* ThCSE ARC STORED AWAY IN SPECIAL
CLOSETS
DURING THE DAYTIME, SO WE CAN USB THE RATHER SMALL ROOMS FOR OTHER PRUPOSES* We HAVE A
JAPANESE STYLE BATHROOM*

ONE SCRUBS AND RINSES BEFORE SOAKING UP TO THE NECK IN

WATER, WHICH IS MOST RELAXING, ONCE YOU


SHOES IN

VERY HOT

GET SETTLED |N. OF CDURSE, WE NEVER, NEVER

WEAR

THE HOUSE*

ROOM

AND

OFF THE KITCHEN

AND EVEN PLAY

TONKA

THE SMALL

TRUCK

IN

WITHOUT Peg having to

BEDROOM

WITH

HIS

FENCEO-IN

YARD

worry ABOUT HIS safety*

THE WILKINSONS' HOUSE


The

nieghborhood

ladies have

PING TO MEET PEQGY WHICH IS QUITE A CHANGE FROM lOKYO, WHERE WE AND EVERYBODY

STOPLl VED

BEHIND UNFRIENDLY STONE WALLS*

Milton Jones and Dale have appropriated two

ofpice/work center*
tion- IN

VARIOUS

small rooms

at the

church building as

Along with doing work on the building and assisting


WAYS, THEY

HOPE

TO

PRODUCE

SLIDE

PROGRAMS

AND

the

an

congrega

OTHER AUDIO-VISUALS

FOR Evangelism, since there is such a shortage of teaching aids for Church of Christ workers
in Japan*

The past pew weeks, though, have been spent in getting reorganized from moving, and
DOING REPAIR WORK AND LONG OVERDUE CLEAN-UP AND YARD WORK AT THE CHURCH* FOLK8 LIVING,
NEAR THE CHURCH HAVE WELCOMED US AND ARE ENCOURAGING US* ONE LADY BAKED JAPANESE RICE
CRACKERS FOR US TO SNACK ON WHILE WE WORKED* WE WERE GIVEN A BAG OF ORANGES L^ST SUNDAY,
AND SOME ONE SECRETLY LEFT A BAG OF FERTILIZER IN THE CHURCH YARD. ONE ELDERLY LADY TOLD

OUR KIDS, "OOH*T GET DISCOURAGED BECAUSE THE BUILDING IS IN-SUCH BAD SHAPE* KEEP WORKING
hard, EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT ALRIGHT*" SHE SAID SHE WAS A CHRISTIAN AND WOULD COME TO
CHURCH*

In

iiiiilTlii'mriir

Afril, we

will

cegin

English

LANGUAGE CHURCH SERVICES ON SUNDAY

|fl|i||||H|||lH

MOSTLY

U. S* servicemen

in

Yokosuka*

and women

Already

contact with one

linda

we

stationed

have

young

seggelkow,

made
nurse,

from

and

Rice.

Gary's

home

Grove Christian

'

Karen
^

church is

Church, Missouri, and

is from the Garrett,. Indiana

First Church

of Christ*. We are sure


OTHERSperhaps

""

1.

relatives or acquaintances, to whom we


MIGHT
MINISTER*
Jot GARMON, OF

OVERLOOKING HIGH SCHOOL NEAR


CHURCH PART OF BUDHIST CEMETARY

REHABILITATION

MINISTRIES, HAS

US TO FOLLOW-UP ON

asked

TWO U. S. service

men INCARCERATED IN A JAPANESE

IN Yokosuka.

REQUESTED

Both of these men are studying a Bible correspondence

BAPTISM*

PRAY

THAT WE WILL

BE SUCCESSFUL

IN GAINING

course, and

PRISON

one

ADMITTANCE INTO

600 BLESS YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL WAY IN WHICH YOU HAVE SEEN HELPING US*

Winter

for

Japan

too, but

now

Spring

has

arrived

and

we

arc

IT WAS

filled

ANTICIPATION OF GOOD THINGS TP COME*

"Rcuoice IN THE Lord alwayss

Again I say, Rejoice*"

Phillippians 4t4

has

TH|S

PRISON TO REACH THESE MEN*

HARD

YOUR

j!F0RWARDIN6 AGENT'S REPORT!


1976 FINANCIAL REPORT
ITEM

Balance Brought Forward

Contributions
Rcembursed Funds

JAPAN

USA

$620.37
358.41

$1508.81

$2129.18

16376.93

16735.34

26.61

15.67

$1005.45
^159>79

Disbursements

$1790^42

TOTAL

42.35

$1B906.87

iaoi5.li

18174.91
$731.96

$7372.27
47.08

$7372.27
1623.96
263.14
$1028.74

671.11

balance December 319 1976


DISBURSEMENT BREAK DOyii
Salaries

$1576.88
263.14

Missionary Housing and Utilities


TravelShipping

1028.74
626.03

Ayro
Off ICEPhone-Postage-Etc

AuDIO->V|SUAL
evangelism

Children*s Education
Language Study
Bank Fees

221.59
122.68

90.00

1297.14
311.59

163.99
962.90

940.22

1104.21

5.33

15.44

1186.77

962.90
18.77
219.88
1186.77

1472.35

1472.35

$te015.11

$18174.91

Dale Wilkinson Life Insurance

122.68

219.88

Dale Wilkinson Social Security


Designated Funds
Miscellaenous
TOTAL EXPENDITURES

1190.51

$6159.79

1190.51

1977 BUDGET
Livme LINK
ITEM

Commissions and Fees (Salary)


Children's Education
Rent and Utilities
TOTAL LIVING LINK NEEDED

WEEKLY

MONTHLY

$230.77

$1000.00

$12000.00

69.23

300.00

3600.00

69.23
$369.23

TOO.OO

3600.00
$19200.00

$1600.00

YEARLY

SERVICE LINK

$23.08

$100.00

5.77

25.00

$1200.00
300.00

18.46

80.00

960.00

25.00

300.00

Misoellaneous8

5.77
9.23
9.23

Language Study
Insurance

11.54
5.77

40.00
40.00
50.00
25.00

480.00
480.00
600.00

23.08

100.00

1200.00

TOTAL SERVICE LINK NEEDED

$111.93

$485.00

^5820.00

TOTAL COMBINED NEEDS

$481.16

$2085.00

$25020.00

Automobile Expenses
Other Travel

Office^ Postage^ Phone, Printing


Audio^Visual

Literature, Tracts, Etc.

Savings for Emergency Travel, Eti u

300.00

Mi SSI ON"NEWS IN FOCUS

Daisy Kratzer, Edi-tor ,

MAY 1977

YOKOSUKA, JAPAN - Dale & Peggy Wi lkinson


y'" "=' half,taking care of

+r!r K
"9
also-were l iving
"fi
+''ythe'eturned
to Church
Japan oflastChrist
September
we moved
into ll
the second floor of
Sakurayama
bui ldina
unT'T? "

''" concerned about the work in the City of

^okv^ an^
Lh Yokohama.
YrK " The United States maintains^ a peninsula
soutXhere
of
Tokyo
naval base

which IS home port for the aircraft carrier Midway.

The Yokosuka First Church of Christ was establ ished over 20 years ago

sev?arveTrs'?hfr|-'''T^T
'^i"9of old
in Yokosuka
fo^
veral years,the bui loing
which was constructed ' out
ship planks
off
+h

lunZ'
visi+I
Sunday

deteriorated and attendance has almost completely fal len

^ medical from
lab technician,
who isa month
workingto his
way
col lege,commutes
Tokyo three times,
preach
to fi l l

fn^+LT

the puloit.

Tnkvo has been coming the foTr? '


businessman,
Tokyo missionary Stanley Buttray

A so.

S"""" because these men have been so busy

ti^'?: L:?ing ^h1'cT:Men^here!'''

Because the need and the opportunity for evangel ism arc so great,we were

lannia school
hT "'T
Jones
language
in Nagano Prefecture.
rhur^r^ Th

fami ly who unti l recently were in

3 v'"y "ice residential area three mi les from the

whTnepH . nf^V"?
upstairs, just right for Mark and Beth,
nup+r +
u ! ^
Downs+aiPs we have a smal l but adewhich IS also the
th master
+ ^ bedroom. We Tim
Bi l l, Japanese,
and a. l styjl
iving room
l iveandmostly
In-

stead of using beds we l ie on soft mats at night which are stored away
1"
closets during
the a day
so we can use
the rather
l rooms
for other purposes._
We have
Japanese-style
bathroom.
One smal
scrubs
and

r nses before soaking up to the neck in very hot water which is most
iaxing once you get settled in. Of course, we never, never wear-shbes
in The

house,

(Cont'd on next page)

Because of the dangerous, traffic in Tokyo, Timvyasunabie to venture

?ilt? h\1 T ^
friends. He is now able to pedal around on his
andd said thl^
^ bread
Sammurai
that he didn t have enough money to buy the
too. sword
He
often goes on exploration trips, and through his efforts, we have al-

wt?h h^r """j^usftor

home

^nd
o + the afternoon
+<'3y, with
Mark them.
and BethBimet
fourteen-year-old
qirls
and spent
l ly three
is able
to play in the town-

70^^%
Just offyard
the without
kitchen Peggy
and even
playtowith
Tonka truckr-in ^^/hedroom
the smal l fenced-in
having
worryhisa-

bout his safety. The neighborhood ladies have blen stopping


HvpH
l ived h"h'"^d
behind

Changewalfrom
unfriendly stone
ls.

Tokyo where we and everybody else

Mi lton Jones and Dale have appropriated two smal l rooms at the church
bui lding as an office/work center. Along with'doing work on the bui ld

ing and assisting the congregation in various ways, they hoprtHrt

duce sl ide programs and other audio-visuals for evangel ism, s?nce there

JapL '^

worker in

The past few weeks have been spent in getting reorganized from movino
and doing repair work and long overdue cleanup and yard work at the

church. Folks l iving near the church have weiLed uHnd are enL^aaing us. One lady baked Japanese rice crackers for us to snack on whife

we worked.

We were given a bag of oranges last Sunday,

and some one

secretly left a bag of ferti l izer in the church yard. One eideriv lariv
bad

because
building
in such
shape. Keep working hard, everything
wi l the
l work
out alisl riahr"

Se said she was a Christian and would come to church.

"

In Apri l we began Engl ish language church services on Sunday niahts


serticemen
women
in
^kosuka. Already we have made contacts
includingandGary
andstationid
Karen (Wi liTOt Rice.

Joe Garmon, of Rehabi l itation Ministries, has asked us to

fol iowup on two U. S. servicemen incarcerated in a JapanLfprison In

IndonI^h
course
and one has requested baptism. Pray that^ Bibie
we wi correspondence
I I be successful
In
gaming admittance into this prison to reach these men.

Be careful what you say, for you speak for all eternity.
*****

mmJL^
M

at
BRINGING

Bfl 0D

CS

^D ,

(the LIGHT)

"Th#
ttut liotd in dortoWM
darteWM
"tha paopl* tiat
au
MW a gr*at lifkt...'
light..."

CHRIST S LIGHT

riRiStrv

\J ^

lUtt.
Hatt. 4a
4il4

TO JAPAN S

DARKNESS

Afii& fsnnr

i-m-i8 Kumo, ymmKA(jny, ^amn 23(1

August, 1977

Dea/i pUlencLdf

Ikinj^ cute. ^tcuuLu^ to hxLppejrx ke/ie.

In yoko^ima* Summen UjAuoXIj^ bnJji^ a


.diump io manj^ ckuA.cJie4f but at ike. ftAjAi
(kuAjck of. r/uitdi, we one eKpenienctng.
ike oppo^x^e.

53 ckLlxDiefi and 17 oxiuJLiA aidended* we


kad a fine nenied movie, a ptippei. pkiy.,

neAoli, aiiekdence ai boik Sundag SckooJ.


and wo/LAkip Aenvi^eA koA tncneoAed, LoAi

-*

^ong^, gameA, and nefneAhme/itd * Aa a

jp f

^^

Sundx^ (AuguAi yj, oven JO wene pneAeni |Vk j


llHj^^HIHHIl
ton yundau. moAnina woAAnLp and about 20
^
fon evening. Aenvice, On ike monning., a
SUODAy SfJiOOL IMLU/
y.oung. man, KuAokiAa yoAkida, woa bap'
i 1 i 1
j
ii^ed, AIao, /Jjka Okuma, an ^ngdidk ieacAen in a famouA anea kigk Acrwoi, expneAAed
kid deAine to neceive ike Lo/id and we wiLL baptise hint in two weehA.

(^AoduaJdu, we ane geiiing. iogeiken a neai iexun of wonhenA* KenAei yohorni'^o, a

lAi gean aoLi^e Aiudent ieacheA jund<m Sckooi and kedpA in mann uxigA*

ajm^aio

kedpA
oat
witkI ike pneackinn
oa. docA m. kahamuAa. a Bibde
codiene -'L
gnaduaie*
m.
n
^
,
I>
'/ / / ,
.. / _ r
t J.:

viceA, iOe ane now noiaiing pneacking. neAponAibiditieA, 0 pneack once a monik in
ike manning, and twice a mon^ in ike evening, AdAo, 0 am in ckange of /kunAdau nigkt
Bibde Aiudg and have Aianted a Sundag Sckood cJjoaa fon new conveniA, Add of :aiiA
pneacking and teaching muAt be im QapaneAe, Ao 0 muAt Apend a gneat dead of time in,
Atudg, jundau Sckooi koA expanded, fnom guAt two cdxiAAeA fan Aniadd ckiLdnen to five
cdoAAeA fon <SJL age gnoupA, feg teackeA 1-3 gnodeA, combined, and f^ank kedpA teack
ike ^n. Hi and Hi Sckooi fdoAA, On iuAt two weekA, Jd pe.opde wild begin coming to
ike ckunck to Atudg fngdidk and ike Bibde, HiidtonL and Banbana ^oneA ane in change
of ikid pnognam and we widd be kedping tkem witk it,

FAHiOUy kfWS /^kAok koLA foand d pant-time job wonking in ike meat depanimext of a
docad Aupenmanket, He La deoAning kow to Adtce meat, JapaneAe Atgde, Hecentdg ke
WOA pneAented witk. kid owp. butcken knife and cutting tabde, of wkick ke id veng pnoud,
LoAt might, ke netunned kome aponiing a A-iiced fingen, oa if kid wound wene a medad
of konon, Betk and Katkg ^oneA have been ^ing anound to AckoodAkanding out tnactA
and kandbiLLd adventiding the new fngdiAk/Bibie cdoAAeA, !keg kave Aucceeded in geting Aevenad gixuLd to come to ckunck and now ike Jn, Hi, Hi ScOiood fdoAA id ike dang'
eAt and moAt entkuAioAtic one in ike Sundag Sckood, !im and B'iid Apend moAt of ikein
time pdaging outdoonA. /im enpogA niding nid bike and id often off on a big game

book/} fjiom AmeJitca, Ike neojieAt /^cKooL eo^t/}

n.ex.i cdoi^e/}i. one

$3}^^^* _ k)u.e io^^e^

almost $2,000 peA. aeoJi pen, ^iudervt and ike

^w&dioui ike^'^uppon^ ef.loni^ o$ oan, J^a-

wandLnn, aaeni, lionahi l^hdiLie, !ke>6e da^,

ike AeAoondLbiJjjtLe/} of, a f^nwanxiin^ c^eni

n fI

3'^ "

r-rrvrxrmnrr^r /t^Amt/ in/%.i,jK


SlORf
MRK W0liK3
worn
SlORf^ m^Rf^ $)AW(

ane j}o ma/m, ikai finoiken. Kon koA needed ike


/
l
kelp of manu oiken^, io wkanwe inLak io expn^/i oun. gj^lii^e al/}0.
,
m.Ld'dion Boand of iniuieeA wko an.e: R' ickand (oJi^pn,Jjokri jlu,pman, KenrteiJi rieim, rxed

Dat^eAlu., tnoA.vim. k' e.iA, OjjnSpLceA., torvpAnhm^, jiM Morwu^, apdCJjiA^ce.


Saie/ifLeld, $im Spleen., mlnLdien. of ike /n^ideki Dneee (kunck of(knu^i {Qjx^ajx.najJ,akd hjJwife fInda, pick up m<^ at ike po^i office and ^end out nece^pU,^
$im and cuUo Ken KeJk of ike Klaxon, Oku> (kunck of Qk^t kave pne^ented oi^ wonk
io. .1vaniocbd
ckuAcke^*
Skuileu
fitaJvUon
and UoAoiky.
I opkam
wen.e ike fin^t io keip Ron
,1
I t, /
--..i 0
? ,/^/i/v4
KitnnJH nnri )n/LnzAa ( Aeei oL tne
HiLU CkuAck of fkkui fijvcinnjatiJ,!om K\acDor^ {LonmenXa of iKe Ox.f,o^,

Ui(i^iian fkunck), ^en /^e^en (fne^ident Dnive ^k of Ikn^iJ, and KIuk Waiken
(FahfieU, Okio, fkunck of(knUi) kave aU ^ven valuable odv^^e and <Yp4^ianae
to Bnoiken Ron in connection witk bookkeeping, auditing, and ^n ike fJMna oiU of
fonjtu fon ike U. S. dntennal Revenue Senvice. Tkank ^ou all veny. veny muck!I!!!!I!
fifASf fRAyi 3t Aeesrv5 ikat we one continually plaq^ued witk kou^Ajnjy pjwble^. We

wdle only able io ^ecune a one yean lea^e onoun koufe in !/oko/}uka. Ike ie^e wUi
be up FAfwdny <)\ Ike ownen^ one liviny in Ikailand, ^and have plaru to n^unn to
%pan and waA ikein koiue back, but tkene ip a pop^J>UUu ikey miyht ^iay yilha^land lonaen. We one faced witk ike possibility of haviny io move aaain
tern sko^ montks. We must make a decision soon wkeiken to seanck fan anotken koi^e

on io neiunn io ike States fon funlouyk, som^at eanlcen ^an oAayJujnally plx^^.
We need wisdom fnom ike Land io make ike niykt decxscon. We <^0 need about $3,000
fon inavel back to Okio, im case ikat becomes necessany. fen^ps youn ckun^, uoi^
Loup, on you younselL would like io serd funds, des^yn^ed fon tk^ punpose. Fkike
?Aec/w payablito: fapanese Cknisiian Senvices, Inc., Inavel hand.
Address

FORWARDING ADDRESS -

JAPANESE CHRISTIAN SERVICES. INC.


RONALD RIDDLE, FORWARDING AGENT

Non-profit Organization

Cor rec t ion

R eq uested

P.O.BOX 14652

CINCINNATI,OHIO 45214

U.S. Postage
PAI D

Ci nc in no ti,Oh i o

PHONE: (513)
(51 921-6631

Pe rm i I

"How ylony be to Qod uko by his miykty


powen at wo/ik within us is able io do
fan mone than we would, even done to ask
on even dneam of - infinitely beyond
oun kigkesi pAayens, desines, ikouakts,
on kooes, way ke be given ylony foneven and even iknouyk endless ayes be
cause of his masien plan of saivation
fan ike ckunck iknouyk ^esus .(knist%
f^pkesians 3-20,2t (Liv, Bible)

0! eta liOidger
Klesion Servieee

Box 177

Kempton, IH 46049

No. 1562

Wi Ik I h

rtJi
Lfl

it

(thi> LIGHT)

"Tha popl that li*d in darkna


aau a groat light..." lutt. il6

BRINGING CHRIST'S LIGHT

TO JAPAN'S

0^l<

DARKNESS

flfs
Afi!& pm&Y
6-6, 3 CHOME, HIRASAKU, YOKOSUKA CITY SjS, JAPAN

DECEMBER,

EMERGENCY PRAYER REtiUESIEa

Pear Co-workers,

IttovEMBER

25,1977

Milton and Barbara Jones together with their children returned to the U# S on an
EMERGENCY BASIS ON NOVEMBER 5 1977 TO SEEK MEDICAL CARE FOR THEIR THREE YEAR OLD SON, ErIC.
He HAS A SEVERE FORM OF LEUKEMIA. ThE JoNES ARE NOW LIVING NEAR OKLAHOMA C|TY. ThEIR
ADDRESS IS

Milton and Barbara Jones

1504 Tanglewood Drive

Del City, OK

751I5.

I AM SURE THAT THEY WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR NOTES OF ENCOUl^AQEMENT AT THIS TIME, WITH
MENTION THAT YOU ARE PRAYING FOR THEM, AS THEIR FORWARDING AGENT RECENTLY WROTE,"PLEASEi
PLEASE PRAY, ThE DOCTORS HAVE DONE ALL THEY CAN DO, ONLY PRAYERS CAN PERFORM MIRACLES,*'

We Wilkinsons are in the process of moving into the jones rented house, I, Dale, have

ADDRESS

Barbara Jones and Milton Jones teaching and preaching responsibilities. Our new
Dale and Peggy Wilkinson

6-6, 5 Chome, Hirasaku


Yokosuka City

258

Japan,

The Yokosuka First Church of Christ continues to be a beehive of activity. We have fixed
UP A couple of old rooms for the young people (jr. Hi through college). It has a:reaoy
proven to be popular. We are now very busy in preparation for the holiday season, planning
MOVIES, church dinner, SUNDAY SCHOOL PARTY, CHRISTMAS PLAY, ETC, W|TH THE JONES IN THE U, S,
THEREFORE, WE,

NEED YOUR EARNEST PRAYERS AS WELL. THERE IS A

GROWING INTEREST IN THIS LITTLE CHURCH CONCERNING SPIRITUAL GROWTH. WE KNOW THAT THE LORD IS
BOTH LEADING AND PROVIDING IN SPITE OF THE MANY TRIALS AND OBSTACLES WE MUST PASS THROUGH.

We TRUST THAT YOU ALL WILL EXPERIENCE A SPIR|T-FILLED CHRISTMAS SEASON.


OF ALL OF YOU AND WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TO US,

We are THINKING

Your fellow servants in the Lord,


OaLt and.

WiJAirLdon.

Dale and Peggy Wilkinson

P^QE 3

%LOW IS A COPY OF A LETTER RECEIVED BY THE FORWAROING AGRET OF JAPANESE


Services, Inc. form Milton Jones concerning Eric Jones illness* The letter is

WITH Milton Jones Permission*

CHRISTIAN
reprinted

Brother Jones wrote this letter on November 12, I977

For, the past two months it was

evident that Eric's

health was tailing* Hi had NUN&RouSy

UNEXPLAINABLE BRUISES, LACK OF APPETITE, EXHAUSTION, AND

EXTREME PALENESS* AfTER EIGHT

DSYS

AND CONSULTATIONS WITH 8 DIFFERENT DOCTORS AND LAB TESTS, IT WAS DISCOVERED ERIC WAS ON ONLY

40^ normal AMOUNT OF RED BLOOD* ThE TENAT|VE DIAGNOSIS WAS EITHER LEUKEMIA OR APLASTIC
ANEMIA, BOTH

qUITE

SERIOUS*

ALL

THE DOCTORS

ADVISED IMMEDIATE

RETURN TO THE

STATES FOR

FURTHER TEST AND DIAGNOSIS*

As WE HAVE NO EMERGENCY FUND

WHATSOEVER, THIS

POSED A SERIOUS

SECURE TICKETS ON CREDIT (tHE FIRST THIS HAS EVER BEEN


Services in the amount of 1,021,400 Yen ($4,083)

PROBLEM*

WE WERE ABLE TO

ALLOWEd) FRbm MISSIONS TRANSPORT

We left Japan November 5^ arriving 14i^ hours later in Oklahoma City where our ppC7QR^_
NURMA^NEI>-SmaLL,"HAO PrADEACtHrCESSAT^P^RELTirrNXRl^~TnfRANlS^
FOR FrIC'^S ADMITTANCE t6"
Oklahoma CHiLORgij's Memorial hospital* Fric'S j Doctors in the Clinical Research Center are
AMONG

THE

Nation's

best

in

their

particular

fields*

The

hospital

and personnel

are

outstandingt^-pall blessings greater than we expected*

Further tests confirmed Eric has AML-a type of leukemia usually found in.adults over 23
AND much more DIFFICULT TO TREAT THAN OTHER TYPES* ThE DOCTORS HAVE BEEN QUITE HONEST IN
STATING Eric's chances*->'-most babies die soon*

After diagnosis

and treatment

THERPY TREATMENTS WERE

of I*V* and blood to

strengthen Eric's

concition, Chemo-

BEGUN NOVEMBER 7TH (KATHY'S 13tH BIRTHDAy)* ThREE DIFFERENT CANCER

MEDICATIONS ARE BEING ADM INISTERED-ALL HAVE

SERIOUS AND PAINFUL SIDE-EPFECTS*

extremely harsh medication*still in experimental stages, but

ONE DRUG IS

the most effective AVAILABLE*

Eric is tolerating treatment suprisingly well, with only minor problems*

When he

resumes

NORMAL FLUID INTAKE VOLINTARILY, HE WILL BE PLACED ON OUT-PATIENT STATUS*


This is called the "critical" period as his
ARE destroyed*

disease fighting and blood-clottinq abilities

HE IS SUBJECT TO SPONTANEOUS BLEEDING

body's bacteria*

Most

AML children are

lost during

AND MAJOR INFECTIOUS EVEN FROM HIS OWN

this period

because of complications*

Your specific prayers for him during this 8-week period will mean so much*

J_D0CX0BS_JIH- TBY4NSto EFFECTS''RtPH S& WN"^THE^DiSA1^*R;ANCe OF


BE FOLLOWED

BY "MAINTENANCE" TREATMENT

FOR A POSSIBLE "MATCH"

AS A BONE MARROW

DNOEFINATELY*

TRANSPLANT

LEUKEMIA '^STUMTflRiaf) TO

EACH FAMILY MEMBER HAS

DONOR IN

BEON

THE EVENT CHEMOTHERPY

TESTED

FAliS*

We are presently scatteredchildren in Checotah, Milton at Midwest CfiRtsTtAN Collegc,.


Barbara with Eric* We will be located in Oklahoma City arca$
1504 Tanglewood
Drive,
Del City, OK 75115*
We have many heavy expenses*
EMERGENCY TREATMENT FOR ER IC,
continuing MISSION

Funds are needed for the


HOUSEHLOD GOODS, MEDICAL

tickets, for transportation for


EXPENSES, AND OF COURSE THE

WORK*

Because of the uncertainty of the situation, we have taken a 1 year emergency leave* All
OF QUR preaching AND TEACHING WORK HAS BEEN ASSUMED BY OUR CO-WORKER, DALE WILKINSON, |N
ADDITION TO HIS OWN WORK* HE BEARS A HEAVY WORK LOAD.; BRAY FOR
I WILL RETURN TO JAPAN FOR THE FIRST THREE WEEKS IN JANUARY TO

BUSINESS AND

PERSONAL AFFAIRS*

Mission related programs*

AFTER

FEBRUSRY, 1978 I WILL

HIM; SUPPORT THE WORK*


HANDLE PRESSING MISSION

BE AVAILABLE

FOR SPEAKING AND

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We express our heartfelt thanks and

appregiation for love, concern, and gifts and prayers

WHICH STRENGTHEN AND ASSURE US* We PRAY GoC*S WILL BE DONE WHERE ERJC IS COHCERNEO* WE LIVE
EACH DAY ONE AT A TIME* SHOULD YOU DESIRE TO HELP, SEND GIFTS TO ErICCmeRGENCY FUND,

C/O Eva & B* F* Wilson, Forwarding Agentsj 1217 S* Fannin, Amarillo, Texas

79t02*

(IN THE Mare of. oiiiR Savior^ JesOs Christ,

Milton C* & Barbara Uones & Family

I, Ronald Riddle, talked with Milton Jones

by telephone on December 7th* At

that time,

^RIC WAS but OF THE HOSPITALHE HAD BEEN OUT FOR A SHORr PERiOS OF TIRISf 9UT WAS RETURNING
THE NEXT DAY FOR MORE CHEMOTHERPY TREATMENT# Ml L,TON STATED THAT |T LOONS LI|KE THE ObCTOSS
MIGHT HAVE ACHIEVED "REMISSION*' AS FAR AS ErIC'S AML IS CONCERNED* fHCRE ARE HOPES THAT
AFTER MORE TREATMENTS ERIC CAN BE PUT ON "MAINTENANCE"* MiLTON WILL BE RETURNING TO JAPAN

ON 12/30/77 f^OR THE MISSION BUSINESS HE SPOKE ABOUT ABOVE* The LORS IS BLESSING* YOUR
PRAYERS FOR ERIC AND THE REST OF THE JONES FAMILY ARE NEEDED*

WORK FUNDS HfEEDED

December 21, 1977


Dear Christian Friends,

We praise

God that 1977 saw

us finally

raise

Dale and Peggy

Wilkinson's salary to a

DECENT LEVEL*
IT |S CERTAINLY NOT WHERE WE WOULD LIKE IT TO BE; BUT IT IS A VAST IMPROVEMENT
OVER RECENT YEARS# MaNY THANKS TO GOD'S PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE*

however, as we HAVE COME CLOSER TO MEETING


IN AVAILABLE WORKING FUNDS*

THIS

FEELING, DALE'S

THEIR LIVING EXPENSES, WE HAVE SEEN A DECREASE

IT IS OUR FEELING THAT SALARY

SALARY

IS

PAID

BEFORE

ANYTHING

MUST BE TOP PR I OR ITYBECAUSE

ELSE*

FORTUNATELY, THE

WORK

OF

HAS

survived; but many things have gone UND0NE**T>UE to the LACK OF FUNDS*

Working funds

MINISTRY TO GROW*

must be

increased now] * For the

effectiveness of Dale's

and Peggy's

In FACT, IT IS DOUBLY IMPORTANT THAT THIS 'INCREASE IN SUPPORT'HAPPEN NOW;

BECAUSE THEY HAVE TAKEN ON DOUBLE WORK DUE TO THE JONES' RETURN TO THE STATES*
BELOW ARE SOME OF THE WORKING FUND NEEDS

Automobile:

Dale is currently

driving a car given to

DAYS are NUMBERED AND WE NEED TO BE LOOKING

him by a Japanese Christian*

AHEAD TO ADEQUATE TRANSPORTATION*

It's

TheRE IS ALSO

A LARGE ANNUAL FEE (fOR AUTOMOBILE INSPECTION) IN JAPAN*


Gasoline:

Costs are sky-high!

Equipment and Materials:


MINISTRY*

There

are

purposes*

Tracts and

Dale

efforts

to

If you
has

think we have

requested

develop

literature always

a cassette

filmstrips

come

it bad, you should

in handy*

and

tape
slide

deck

to

programs

All of these

drive in Japan*
aid

in a tape

for evangelism

require

your g!fts*

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Furlough Fund; Our travel fund is all but depleted at the present time. With Dale and
Peggy planning tentatively to return to the U. S. in 1979. we must be ready to bring them
HOME.

These are uust a few of the needs at present. Would you consider helping? Even a small
MONTHLY GIFT WILL GREATLY ADVANCE THE WORK |N YoKOSUKA CiTY, JAPAN. BeLOW IS A FORM YOU MAY
USE TO GIVE US SOME IDEA OF HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GATHERING OF THESE NEED
ED ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

Yes, I SEE THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL WORK FUNDS AND WANT TO
HELP.

I PRESENTLY GIVE MONTHLY, BUT WISH TO


TO $
PER MOJ^TH.

INCREASE MY GIVING

I HAVE NOT GIVEN ON A REGULAR BASIS, BUT DESIRE TO BEGIN


GIVING $
PER MONTH IN 1978.
NAME

ADDRESS

CITY

ZIP CODE

SEND TO: Japanese Christian Servtces, Inc.


P. 0. Box 14652
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

Thank you very much for your help in supplying the needed WORK FUNDS. May the Lord Rtantv
BLESS YOU. We of JAPANESE CHRISTIAN SERVICES, INC. WISH EVERYONE A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Your brother in Christ Jesus,

(/ James
Ji

H. Spicer, ^Phell&oent-

Japanese Christian Services, Inc.

FORWARDING ADDRESS -

Address
Cor rec t ion

JAPANESE CHRISTIAN SERVICES. INC.


RONALD RIDDLE.FORWARDING AGENT

Requested

P. O. BOX 14652

CINCINNATI,OHIO 4S2I4

Non-prolit Organization
U.S. Postage
PAID

PHONE: (513) 921-6631

Ci ncinnati,Oh io
Permit No. 1562

(All Gifts axe Tax Deductible)


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