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This is the website to represent Light for Japan Productions, the resource production ministry of Karen Ellrick, a missionary in Osaka, Japan.

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Best Bread tractsNew Tract: "The World's Best Bread"

My husband Dan has written a new approach to a tract - a booklet called "The World's Best Bread", which starts with personal stories and even a recipe and then builds to a description of the meaning of communion. I did the layout, and the first press run is done and being distributed. So far it is getting a very good response - the cover and personal approach seem to really draw people in.

The back cover (and optionally also the inside back cover) can be used for a church's information - the first press run of 10,000 copies included two pages of layout for Abide CC Osaka. But if your church would like your own customized version, L4JP can take care of that - see this page for details and prices for both custom print runs and plain tracts without customization. And if you'll be at the CPI conference in November, you can get a sample pack of ten for free!


kizunadb-logo-medium"Kizuna Database" Now Available!

Several churches and ministries have been using it for years to keep track of information about the people they know or manage or minister to, but now you can use it, too!  What is it?  Well, read about it on this page!


demo-dvd-photoFree Demo DVDs!

Want to spread the word about Japan Video Praise? I made a free resource to help you do that - a fully-functional Demo DVD that is yours in bulk for the asking. [UPDATE: The 1000 professionally pressed disks have all been given away. If you want one or two, I can burn them on my computer, but they won't be as reliable.]

Realizing that I had four song videos from Volumes 1 and 2 that I could copy without paying royalties (recordings by Noah), I decided to make a demo DVD using those songs (well, actually it was my husband Dan's idea). It contains the complete structure of the real products, so you can choose the songs individually, in songsets, or in a loop, and with either Japanese text only or Japanese + Romaji - just like the regular products. So people can use it in the same settings they would use the real products, as an introduction to the concept.


kni_inhandTract Booklets for Tohoku

L4JP is providing a custom-written small booklet called 希望の祈り (Prayers of Hope) that will hopefully be encouraging to Japanese who are suffering from the disaster.  It's 28 pages, A6 size (about the size of a postcard), and interweaves a fictional story of someone suffering from the tsunami, prayers for the various stages of his struggle, short words of encouragement, and copious scriptures.  Click on the image to see a PDF of the booklet.  The first printrun of 5,000 has been distributed, and we have now printed 10,000 more.  We will send up to 100 copies free to any church in Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima, or Ibaraki prefectures while supplies last. Larger quantities or orders from other sources are 40 yen per copy, payable by postal transfer after delivery (we will enclose a transfer slip).  UPDATE: There is no longer a limit - while supplies last you can ask for as many as you can use, at no charge!

FINAL UPDATE: We no longer have printed stock. If you want to see the content, here is the page-by-page PDF. Or if you want to print your own, here is a PDF with the pages in "booklet" order.


series_boxshotFinally: Japan Video Praise, Volume 3 makes the series complete!

There are now three volumes in this well-loved series of praise DVDs, totaling 36 songs for your Bible study group, house church, conference, personal devotion time, etc. For more information, and video samples for all songs, view each product page from the Products menu above.

You can order them right on this website (various payment methods available), or through Amazon in both Japan and the U.S., or find them at most Christian bookstores in Japan.