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This article is directly copied from the Christian Today Web site. The link is: It is written by Christina Jones about her experience in coming to Japan to help after the earthquake/tsunami of 2011.

Thijme Termaat

In this collection of things I have posted I like to include things I consider noteworthy. This young man, Thijme Termaat caught my attention recently and I want to share his work with you. It is an unusual approach to art and, although I wouldn't want to always view things this way, this is worth your while.


This past week Yuka and I had Jlodge participate in the Music & Food festival on the TokeiUniversity campus. It was a LOT of work and a LOT of fun too. We met many new people who we hope will begin coming to Jlodge and we had a great opportunity to reconnect with many others we have known in the past. Overall this was a very successful event for us. 

dharfer youssef

A very creative and beautiful work of art in musical form. Dhafer Youssef manages to fuse together intricate rhythms and tonal patters of the Middle East with his incredible talent and create some beautiful jazz pieces. I think it is well worth your time to sit quietly and listen!!

Why Japan - Why Now

JapanJapan is one of the worlds largest economies and yet they suffer from one of the world's highest suicide rates.

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How Can I Support You?

Sometimes people ask how they can support us. We are very happy to announce that JEMS has completely overhauled the online giving page to make it easier and more streamlined. 

Special notice:  JEMS has just unveiled a new online donation page! We are excited about it because it will be much simpler and more informative for you when you choose to donate online.  One thing though, to use this new system you will be asked to create an account. I know you have already done that through the old JEMS donation page but this new system will ask you to do that once again. Fortunately it is not complicated and should only take a very short time. We really appreciate your patience with us as we all get used to this new and improved system"

First, simply click on the donation button on the right. Donation ButtonFrom there you will be taken to the NEW DONATION PAGE where you can read about our ministry and see a video we made about our work at JLODGE .  If you would like to make an offering to support our ministry in Japan you can simply select the amount of your donation or fill in the "other" amount. Then, click the "Donate" button. From there you will be guided through the short one-time process of setting up an account with payment information.  

I know that many of you have already set up accounts with JEMS and I don't like asking you to do that again. However, we are moving everything over to a new and vastly improved system and that will require a new account. Fortunately it is not complicated and will only take a few minutes. 

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