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posted: 05/18/2011 12:12 PM

Amne injoy forgodnes of the Lord in powerfulthebibel whio the devol willhate and fear and God will be with us today in peace and harmony with blood of Jesus ,be big in trust to grace with praise,thanks and bless and win with praying too,keijo sweden
Kevin and Sonia Doyle

Calvary Chapel Oceanside

posted: 04/04/2011 07:35 PM

HI Dan and Karen,

Our Home Fellowship Group that meets every other Sunday decide to adapt you as our missionary. Please update us with your request and present needs,as the Lord wills and His strength we are here to support you especially in prayes. God Bless. Kevin and Sonia Doyle (Home Fellowlship Group Leaders)
Bartholomew Lungfa Sunday

Jos, Nigeria

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posted: 01/04/2011 05:11 PM

I praise God for His grace upon your life and pray for continuous protection and victory to you all!
Bob Paulson


posted: 10/25/2010 02:37 AM

Karen, it was great getting to talk with you during the Kansai Franklin Graham Festival. Thanks for your perspective on how God is working in Japan. I also got to talk with Joselito Rabina and heard his good news about two friends who committed their lives to Christ Sunday evening! God bless you in your ministry.
Adam Daniel Carroll

Dayton, Nevada. USA.

posted: 01/04/2010 12:19 PM

God bless you for still watching out for Melissa. Hard year for us all and with your help they were able to get xmas presents.
Rachel Joy Kreider

Squaw Valley, California

posted: 11/10/2009 04:02 PM

God bless you. Keep reaching the lost. Be strong in the Grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


posted: 06/12/2009 08:48 AM

Thanks to God for he gave his Only begotten Son for our sin in all the people and die forour sickness to so let be thanksful to him and praise and worship him in all days of our life,thanks andbless and pray with faith,keijo sweden
Pete Villalon

Winnipeg, MB Canada

posted: 04/14/2009 05:08 PM

I'm looking for a STM program to bring our youth group for next year. I was wondering if your organization still hosts mission trips?

Thanks and God bless you!
Karen's birthday twin

Omura Japan

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posted: 04/09/2009 07:57 AM

Have been thinking about you two for a good while, but done little to put wings to my thoughts. How are things going for you? I've got some exciting things going on here. Also, our second grandson, Elias, was born last week weighing 5,300+ grams!!! Thinking of and praying for you.
Daniel and Satomi Berry

Reedley, California USA

posted: 04/07/2009 06:21 PM

Thank you and God bless you for reaching thos ein Japan.

We have aheart for those in Japan too and plan to go there this summer to witness to our family there in Kurume Machi.
Victor Kent

Oroville, CA

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posted: 03/15/2009 08:23 PM

Back in 95 we attended OIC back when Brian was pastor up to him leaving and then various guest pastors until we left Japan in Dec 95. The church family there was so wonderful and essential to our lives back then. We had 3 kids then and are up to 7...the eldest studying to be a youth pastor...as a tot he got his start at OIC.

ohio usa

posted: 02/09/2009 05:51 PM

you are amazing!!!!!
Mansoor John


posted: 01/28/2009 03:24 PM


We always pray for you people as you are working far from home only for the Glory of the God.

We are also working in the difficult Tribal area of Pakistan and far from home, Christian Hospital Tank working from last 148years in this tribel areas. So keep us also in your daily prayers.

Mansoor & Maria, Amram (Son)
Juan & Kyoko Castilla

Chicago, USA

posted: 01/06/2009 03:10 AM


Greetings from Chicago

It is very nice to see how the church is been growing.

Castilla Family

Sabden, Blackburn Lancs.

posted: 10/29/2008 10:44 AM

Father, I pray for Grace, who has so many talents, yet is fearful of using them in Your service. Protect her from the enemy and may Your will be done in her life.amen


posted: 10/27/2008 12:19 AM

God bless you guys in the work!

I have strong feelings about Japan, especially Osaka, although I cannot work out why.

I will pray for you regularly!
Moderator-Comment: Thank you for your prayers! And by praying about your feelings, God will reveal the "why" in His timing.
Eun Namkung

Orange County, California

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posted: 08/12/2008 07:21 PM

Hello. Now I work for a Japanese company - Sanyo Denki in Torrance, California. It's time to learn Japanese!!!
Julio Pereira

Osaka, Japan

posted: 06/08/2008 05:23 AM

Praise the Lord!

I thank God for having found this website, which led me to OIC. May the Lord keep on blessing and using your lives!!

New Zealand

posted: 06/20/2007 07:26 AM

Awesome website guys!! Blessings and Honour to our God!! Encourage you to keep digging in and hopefully I'll be there on missions when God has finished preparing me! Jesus is Lord of all!

Marysville, WA

posted: 02/08/2007 10:00 AM

I have been searching around on the internet trying to find some christian churches that i'd like to visit and I happened to come across this one.

I also come from a cell based church and am excited to find one similar.

I would love to come and visit. Blessings...
Moderator-Comment: Well then, by all means, if you come to Japan let us know!
Maren Thumma

Kyotanabe, Kyoto

posted: 10/09/2006 08:44 AM

I feel so blessed to come across this web page . . . I would love to meet you!


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posted: 09/26/2006 09:36 PM

Thank you for your work in Japan. God bless you and keep you under His wings.



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posted: 08/24/2006 03:10 PM

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Israel. It is a great country.
elaine frankland

great harwood blackburn lancashire

posted: 08/24/2006 12:21 PM

Father, I praise your holy name for barriers broken down and bridges built with my children, there is only you who could have done this.

I ask that it won't be long before they become true disciples of yourself. I ask all of this according to your will.amen
elaine frankland

gt harwood blackburn lancs england

posted: 08/07/2006 09:51 AM

Father, we ask that you will be with Mark this week, as he moves his staff from suite of offices to another town, help them to realise the positives, to work together, to do a fair days work for a fair days pay.

I bring before you Jane, Kath and Deborah and ask that you will soften their hearts. amen


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posted: 07/31/2006 10:17 AM

I am from Estonia and I loved your page.
Burt Bialek


posted: 07/15/2006 05:53 AM

I finally read through everything. I've always had a 'soft spot' for Calvary Chapel and Chuck Smith. Really interesting. See you tonight.

Karen Ellrick

Osaka, Japan

posted: 04/30/2006 02:16 PM

Sorry that this guestbook was shut down for a year, due to spam. It now has spam-prevention code (you'll have to answer a question to prove you're a human, but it should be real easy), so hopefully we will be able to stay running to welcome your comments!
Sara Wolsey

Osaka, Japan

posted: 11/29/2004 10:05 AM

Hi Dan and Karen!

An excellent website! I've enjoyed reading many parts of it over the past couple of years! Today it was very interesting to read the March 2004 edition of Moshi Moshi because I experienced many of the events that you wrote about in that particular edition! May the Lord continue to bless and guide you both in all you do for Him and for all of us at OIC!
Robyn W

Blue Mountains, Australia

posted: 07/20/2004 07:05 AM

Hi Dan and Karen

It's taken 3 years but I've finally taken a look at your web page. It's great and I'll let my students know about it so they too can be praying for you and the Japanese. Miss you guys.
Janie Ferrell

Greenville, South Carolina

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posted: 07/15/2004 06:24 PM

I have been fascinated with your web site. It has helped me better prepare for our Vacation Bible School, "The Rickshaw Rally, Racing to the Son". I found so many pictures I will have to have 3 story boards. I will e-mail a picture of VBS after it is over on the 23rd.
Eun Namkung

St. Alban Leysse, France

posted: 04/29/2004 08:48 PM

Hi. What happened to Dan's web site, thisword.org or something like that. Do you still have that?

Bye now...
Moderator-Comment: The site is thinkword.com, and it's still there, although it hasn't been updated in a while.
Tim Van Loh

Izumo, Japan

posted: 12/03/2003 05:47 AM

Hi Dan & Karen,

Wow, Karen, great web-site! I just have one question for you guys: When do you sleep? I really enjoyed reading your articles on your DVD Resource Project and your Grapevine Cell Church. Keep up the good work and may God continue to bless you.

Chicago, Illinois

posted: 10/29/2003 09:59 PM



Love, Jacquie
Moderator-Comment: This entry was prompted because I (Karen) got a chance to see the Beatles tribute band "American English", then signed the guest book on their website and included the Proverbs2525 URL.  Jacquie is no doubt responding to that.  I do agree that the band really is excellent, although I would not have worded it quite the way she did!   (Check out americanenglishbeatles.com if you're curious.)

We do say at the top of the guestbook page, "Feel free to leave a comment about our site, or whatever you want to say!", so I decided to leave her comment here.
David Jones

Palm Beach, FL

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posted: 10/21/2003 06:50 PM

Very nicely done. I'm impressed with the lable on your DVD disc. I wish you and your husband all the very best.

Michael Lindner

Kyoto, Japan

posted: 09/27/2003 04:22 AM

Daniel and Karen. Let us continue to pray for M.U.P. outreach to Japan, and our missionary activities to honor God.

Jya, mata

Michael L.
John E. Halbing, Jr.

Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA

posted: 02/03/2003 01:14 AM

The web site looks great so far! Newsletters and your e-mail all do a good job of keeping your old Uncle up to date on your adventures.

Keep up the good work and God Bless!
Wendi Blair

Edmonds, Washington (state)

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posted: 12/03/2002 08:38 PM

I enjoy reading your newsletter and enjoy praying for the ministries the Lord has given you in Osaka & beyond! I'm not giving up the idea of building a skateboard park there either. Praise the Lord! Love your brother & sister Mike and Wendi Blair

Doug & Kay McVicker

CC Fredericksburg Va

posted: 10/19/2002 03:53 PM

Hi Dan and Karen! It was so good to see you guys. I hope that your "mission trip" stateside was productive and restoritive. We are praying for your work in Osaka!!
Kay Nickey

Carmel, IN

posted: 10/12/2002 08:46 PM

Dan & Karen,

Again, many thanks for your visit to King of Glory Lutheran Church on July 7th, and for speaking at all three services. Several members were also very happy to see you after many years. We look forward to keeping in touch, and the welcome mat is out whenever you are on furlough, and in the Indianapolis vicinity.
John Grummitt

Chiryu, Aichi, Japan

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posted: 09/13/2002 04:29 PM

Finally found your website. Great stuff! Drop in and see ours sometime. Still waiting for your first post on Japan Files Dan

Looking forward to meeting you in November possibly.
Eugene Galati

Calvary Chapel Oceanside

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posted: 07/26/2002 03:22 PM

When I wrote Joe this morning about ministering in Japan this is what he said, and I quote: "LET'S DO IT !!! YEEEEEEEEEEHAW !!!"



posted: 07/15/2002 08:30 PM

Dear Karen and Dan,

I went to go hear you speak at the missions home group. It's part of Harvest Fellowship. I enjoyed hearing you speak. Keep up the good work!
Bob Carlson

Chicago Area (River Forest, IL

posted: 07/10/2002 11:17 PM


We talked for just a minute after the 9:30 service at KOG on Sunday July 7th. I am not sure that I remember your 'e' address for your web-site. When you have the time, would you please confirm your 'e' address to me at the above (att.net) or at akainu@aol.net.

You and Dan are in my prayers.


Bob Carlson
Beverly Becker

Fredericksburg, Virginia

posted: 07/01/2002 06:41 PM

Dan and Karen, I just wanted to thank you for sharing with us on your furlough what is happening with the ministry the Lord has given you. We certainly miss having you here at Calvary Chapel, but the Lord is doing such an awesome work through you both. Thank you for your willingness to join God where He is working. God bless!
Ida M. Anderson

Baltimore, Maryland

posted: 06/21/2002 12:33 PM

All Praise and Glory to God the for "great" things He has done. It takes a true and living God to cause one (or in this case both partners) to yeild their lives to His High Calling of foreign field ministry. I have enjoyed reading your site (wonderfully created) and its much informed information. I will be praying for your ministry (as I have been for all those in foreign missions). I will give to the missionary department at my current church family and ask them to lift your prayer requests continually before our Heavenly Father in the Name of Jesus. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!
Gayle Hansen

Fort Wayne

posted: 06/06/2002 04:49 PM

Together right now, and always when He comes. Know you and Dan are in our prayers, thoughts and hearts.
Leo and Melissa Barnes

Littlestown, PA

posted: 04/23/2002 04:45 PM

Thank you Karen for your website. It is good to know more about your ministry in Japan and to have your prayer list from this site. We met first time at Shoney's in Westminster for MD Emmaus and were together at one closing when you were sitting alone, until you joined us as part of our group. Thank you, God Bless, and De Colores.
Lee Bucher

Carmel, Indiana USA

posted: 04/23/2002 04:03 PM

Great Website!! We praise God for this wonderful mode of communication!! (And it was launched on my birthday, so I have very positive feelings about the success of this effort!)
Wendi Blair

Edmonds Washington (state) USA

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posted: 04/18/2002 10:07 PM

Hello there everyone & greetings in Jesus' name.

I believe Karen & Dan's website is fantastic and a joy to visit. Karen is an amazing photographer and computer whiz! Thanks for loving Jesus and for all your energy! PTL!
Andrew Gradishar

Maryland, U.S.A.

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posted: 03/26/2002 10:20 PM

Praise God for the work He is doing through your ministry. He truly is love. He has gifted both of you and I am pleased that you have chosen to use those gifts in the service of others. (Your website is excellent!)
Karen Ellrick


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posted: 03/15/2002 11:29 PM

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