A Cup of Coffee, a Cookie, and the Word

The following is an adapted excerpt from a communication received from Harry and Jane Landaw, field leaders for Japan, March 25, 2011.

Thank you for praying for us as we had the joy of passing out cookies and a small card with John 3:16-17 written on it to many evacuees today. Understandably, we were not allowed into the sleeping area where the 1,200 evacuees are living but were allowed to be in the area where they came to pick up their lunches. 

It was a joy to say time after time, “Would you like a homemade cookie?”  It was God’s blessing and placement that we were in the area where Starbucks® was giving away cups of coffee!  And a cup of coffee needs a cookie, right? So, as people picked up their coffee, many accepted a cookie and the Word of God.  We knew doors of opportunity opened up because of your prayers. From children to senior citizens, we handed out cookies as quickly as we could, along with the verses. 

There were still cookies left at the end. A worker approached us and told that we were allowed to give out homemade goods because we were foreigners and wanted to encourage the evacuees, but that we had to stop. She said she would make sure the remaining cookies were made available at today’s suppertime. 

We asked if we could come back tomorrow or next week, and she said no. We had been allowed the window of opportunity today, and we give God glory. Thank you so much for joining in prayer! Please pray with us for the power of God’s Word to bring eternal results.  Also, pray for the evacuees in these uncertain days.

And, thank you to so many who are sending e-mails and assurances of prayer for the people of Japan in the aftermath of tragedy.  We continue to believe that these are days of harvest as we ask God to push back the darkness so the Light of Jesus can shine in. 

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