• Church exterior with cross and entry 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      The cross identifies the church.
    • Church interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      The simplicity of the church room again reflects it's Protestant missionary origins.
    • Fr. Ronald G. Schmit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      As a good priest Father Schmit came prepared with his stole to lead worship.
    • Kyodan church at Okayama 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      Land values are so expensive in Japan that churches of modest means are squeezed onto extremely small lots. Here a farm abuts the narrow roadway where a congregant stands ready to welcome the IFRAA tour.
    • Ministerial welcome 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      The pastor welcomes us to his church while our multi-lingual guide translates. For twenty years Etta served as a missionary in Japan.
    • Multi-use 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      Weekdays there is church space to be used for pre-school.
    • Pastor's desk 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      It bears a remarkable similarity to those of many American pastors.
    • Pastors' library 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      The Japanese church is known for it's accademic strength.
    • Reverend Kalb prepares to serve communion. 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      As a gracious eccumenical gesture Father Schmit at the end of the service for the Word took his stole and placed it upon Reverend Kalb as she began the service of the Sacrament.
    • A welcome to the church 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      Our guide, Etta Hesselink (center), and the minister to her left with a congregant and children on the right.
    • Window 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      Window with minimal Protestant iconography.
    • Worship begins 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1986)
      Etta Hesselink had arranged for the IFRAA group to have an English speaking eccumenical worship service. It was led by members of the tour, Father Ronald G. Schmit and the Reverend Lydia Kalb of the Lutheran church. Father ...