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to help her realize she had never been saved. Interestingly enough, when we arrived at our next stop in Okinawa, Japan, we learned that as a result of the three-fold tragedy, nine young people there had received Christ as Savior. Experiencing a situation like this caused me to stop, think and focus on several truths. First, we do not know what a day is going to bring forth (Proverbs 27:1; James 4:14–15). Second, our hope is in the Lord, which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is (Psalm 146:6). Third, God is in control and thus we have no need to fear (Psalm 46). Fourth, mankind is so very small compared to this universe (Romans 12:3; 2 Corinthians 3:5; Galatians 6:3). Fifth, safety is of the Lord (Psalm 121; 127:1; Proverbs 21:31). Finally, the things of this earth are only temporary (Matthew 6:19–33). In addition to the above truths, I would like to mention two thoughts that involve missions. First, as I remember those who only had 30 minutes notice about the arrival of the tsunami, I am reminded of the short time we have to tell others about salvation. Truly, the fields are white already to harvest (John 4:35). We must not delay in telling others about the destruction that awaits those who die without Jesus Christ. There are many in the world who are on the brink of eternity—not necessarily because of a tsunami but because life is just a vapor. We must do everything we can to quickly tell the world about the salvation found in Jesus Christ. My second thought concerning missions is the great need for laborers. The message of salvation needs to be proclaimed, but that means there must be those who are willing to carry that message into all the earth. At the time when Jesus said, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few” (Matthew 9:37), there was a tremendous need. Since that time the need has not diminished but may have actually increased to a higher level than ever before. We must pray that the Lord of the harvest…will send forth labourers into his harvest (Matthew 9:38). Then we must be willing to “Go” ourselves. The need is immeasurable, not only in Japan but also in the rest of God’s harvest field. For Barb and me, our experience in Japan was life changing. My prayer is that Japan’s earthquake will make Christians stop, think, and focus on doing what they can for those who are not saved. Consequently, I trust many people in Japan—and in the rest of the world—will come to know the life changing experience of receiving Christ as Savior. For more information about what is being done in Japan through BIMI, please visit www.bimi.org/helpjapan. compiled from prayer letters HOLDBROOK 4 Jun graduation service for 6 men at Ghana Baptist Theological Institute #Ghana D. CANAVAN 15 May record attendance of 70 #Ireland INGRAM 15 May 7,099 soldiers have heard the Gospel…God has saved 687 since 1 Jan #USA #FT BENNING TATE 15 May Honduran Armed Forces Major received Christ (see p. 18) #Honduras DAYTON 15 May Churches are seeing a revival—some do not have room for all who come #Nicaragua 4 BIMI WORLD – Number 2, 2011 A. STENSAAS 15 May The 1 st time we went to Kaleko, 21 people accepted Christ…the people want a Baptist church #UGANDA BOHMAN 15 May PTL for 2 more ordained national pastors and another church organized #Kenya CHARTERS 15 May 10 baptized in May, 189 in attendance for 3 rd Anni- versary #ElSalvador D. CARNEY 15 May 4 generations of one family changed by the Gospel #Mexico CLARK 15 May 93 present for 1 st service of Legacy Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA…42 were from the community #USA