I hope you other missionaries and anyone connected with or just interested in missions would share some crisis that has occurred on a mission field. Please describe what the crisis was (or is) and how it was resolved. Or, if it is ongoing tell us the possibilities. We have a kind of crisis-opportunity going right now. This morning I picked up Mr. H. for dendo (evangelism). He's a 55 year old life-long bachelor. After getting in the car he couldn't wait to share his news. He wasn't in church Sunday because he had a miai (me-ai-ee--omiai with the honorific). Now, the miai is the traditional Japanese method of getting married. (Many couples now have "love" marriages like the typical American romance.) This is when responsible parties help out single people by matching them up, then setting up an official meeting between the two young (or in this case, middle aged!) people. The two meet each other then, have a chaperoned meal together, talk a lot and see if they like each other. Mr. H. was so excited he has already said yes to the folks that set up the meeting! But though he himself talked the whole time, he forgot to tell her he was a Christian! So we know very little about the lady and her religion. He expects to hear sometime this week if she likes him enough to continue seeing him. This brings up lots of possibilites if she does say yes. (Mr. H. does have some negatives as well as some solid positives.) How much does she want to get married? Enough to start coming to church? Will she be willing to trust Christ as Savior? Will I be asked to marry an unequally yoked couple? If I then refuse, will this hurt him deeply enough so that he quits church? I'll keep you posted. :type: P. S. Please pray for Mr. H.