Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Progam

The Christmas program is still planned for tonight, December 21st, at 6:30pm. Come if you can - we're planning on enjoying music, a presentation of the story of Jesus' birth, and a short message together.

Bring friends and your christmas treats!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Most recent letter from the Shadburnes

Dear Peninsula Baptist Church,

I want to get you involved with our ministry now. As I mentioned in our update we have formed a relationship with our neighbors. We have formed a special relationship with one who i will call K-san. (I can't give her full name for security purposes.) She is a young woman here probably in her early 30s. She's married to a man named C-San and has a 6 year old daugher named A-san. They live across the street from us and one house over. From the beginning she has made it clear that she wants to help us and if we ever need anything to please call on her. She has definitely been a great help to our family. We are not sure if she's a person of peace as of now, but we are praying that she will become a future believer. She's very interested in our family and we already seem
to have a connection with her.

To give a little bit more information she is a stay at home mom and her husband works full time in Hiroshima, which is a hour and a half train ride from our neighborhood. He loves his family but work takes up a lot of his time.
Please be praying for this wonderful family that has already been such an answer to prayer. Please pray that our relationship continues to grow stronger. She has already asked us to call each of them by their first names, which I've heard the Japanese only ask friends to do. Big step for us! Also, pray that the Holy Spirit would be working in their hearts and that we would be effective witnesses.

Thank you so much for your unending support.
Love and prayers,
The Shadburnes

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Shapenote singing

Everyone is invited to our "fifth-Sunday" singing this month! It is scheduled for November 30th, 3-5pm at the church - this is a fun way to learn more about traditional American hymn-singing. Feel free to stop by and listen or join in.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A letter from the Shadburnes

Dear prayer supporters,

We want to begin by saying thank
you to everyone for your willingness to pray for Japan and our family. I know many of you have been praying for us for a long time and we deeply thank each one of you. We are proud and grateful to say that Greater Gresham Baptist Church, Riviera Baptist Church, Japanese International Baptist Church, Eugene Japanese Baptist Church, Parkdale Baptist Church, and Peninsula Baptist Church have all agreed to develop a strategic prayer partnership with Okayama Japan and us. We are very excited to develop and strengthen these prayer partnerships and watch how God uses all of us to touch Japan with the gospel. With greater partnerships we can complete much more work than by ourselves.

We will be back in Portland early October and will be flying into Japan October 17th. We want to keep you up to date and informed with all that God is doing in Japan. Please utilize our website and stay in touch with us through it ( Here you will find photos, links, and much more information. Along with updates and
newsletters we also pray for the chances to come visit you as much as possible when on state
side. We have valued our time
with you and want to be able to
spend more time with you.

Please stay in touch.
We want to hear from you!
Dana, Amy,
Caden and Ashton Shadburne

Monday, March 10, 2008


Hello, there! Hope to see everyone at the revival next week!

Here's a few church announcments....

-The church will be open for pre-revival prayer on Monday, 12-2pm, and Tuesday, 4:30-5:30.

-Revival prayer service, Sat., March 15th.

-Revival services March 16th-19th, 7pm.

-Potluck, March 16th, after the morning service.

-Homeschool activity group, Wednesdays, 2pm.

Saturday, February 23, 2008