Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Searching for the truth

One of the things you have to get used to living as a foreigner in Japan is the shocked looks on the faces of some Japanese who come to deliver things to the door. This was the case today when Lorna opened the door to a young man. For a few seconds he was speechless as he wondered whether Lorna would speak Japanese or whether he should speak English. Then he was shocked again to discover that we could actually speak Japanese! Anyway he described himself as a missionary with Tenrikyo, a Japanese religion. He passed over a tract and pamphlet. We have a supply of tracts at our door so Lorna gave him one and said she would read his if he read hers. It turns out that this man is also interested in English and gave us his phone number to let him know if we start something. Might he be interested in reading the Bible in English? We don't know, but there are many Japanese who have joined new religions in the search of meaning in their lives.

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