Friday, March 31, 2006

A farewell verse to a colleague

A poem sent to an English teacher:

A dear colleague of ours,
You have endured a hard time
To prove to be the bright pivot.

A better future
Let us wish you and us.

To a teacher who moves to
another institution. March 2006

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Rough-&-Ready Baptism Period in Japan

Abstract from 8/9/2002 Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium

Title: The Rough And Ready Baptism Period In Japan

From 1979 to 1981, requirements for Japanese convert baptisms were loosened and area administrator pressured mission presidents to increase the number of baptisms. The result was a large number of converts who mostly left the Church. Are there still scars from this policy? How do converts from this period feel? How about the members called to visit them? How has this period affected Japanese perceptions of the Church?

Presenter: Jiro Numano

The presenter plans to publish a paper on this issue in future.