A group of twenty-five members which included seven from Westminster Presbyterian Church toured Japan for two weeks from October 26th to November 9th. They observed the Japanese culture firsthand by staying with Japanese host families most of the time and had opportunities to give them New Testaments and share the Gospel. Ruth Powers, the leader, was encouraged to observe how many of the former students through American Home Life, who stayed with Christian host families in Lancaster, are now living for Jesus Christ and making an Impact for the Gospel in Japan.
During the two weeks the group had a tour of Tokyo, Yokohama, Mt. Fuji, Hiroshima, Osaka, Nara and Kyoto and visited beautiful Japanese Gardens, Castles and Temples.
Terri Roberts, the mother of the man who shot and killed the Amish children seven years ago, was on the tour and had the opportunity to share in churches about healing and forgiveness after a tragedy. Japanese people were moved by her speech and sought her counsel after the meetings.