Yesterday at a family reunion in Bremerton WA my cousin gave me an envelope of old pictures that Andrea and I sent to his mother and father many years ago from the mission field in Japan. Written on the back of one of the old photos from 1984:
A little Japanese ‘grandma’ we met in late May, ’84. It was the first time she had ever heard the name of Jesus Christ. She’s in her 80’s. I’m not that tall (only 5′ 10″). She’s just super small!
As I recall, Jim Morrison had been visiting us from Cordova, Alaska. He and I were passing out tracts door-to-door in the neighborhood where this little lady was tilling her garden with a hoe longer than she was tall. We stopped and talked with her a bit as Jim snapped the photos above.