Shelf-stacking Preacher

The church that we attend in Japan has a congregation of 10 when everyone rocks up. Of this number my family is 4 and the pastor’s family is 3.

I’ve been wondering how our pastor survives financially given the small size of the congregation. I discovered part of the answer on Sunday. For five nights a week he works at a local supermarket stacking shelves and undertaking other stock-related work.

The more I get to know this guy, the more I like him!

Church in Smalltown Japan

Today we visited a church close to our house for the first time, and we doubled the congregation.

I don’t mean that we are so famous and popular that our attendance drew a huge crowd…..  I mean that our family of 4 literally doubled the size of the congregation to 8.