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The purpose of this website is to share with you the ongoing work the Lord is doing through two of His servants, Paul and Rickie Clark, and the ministries they are involved with.  There are two main areas of the website: Japan and Greater Asia.

                                       

Tohoku Disaster, March 11, 2011

Following the earthquake and more disastrous tsunami, our family has been involved in relief work in the Tohoku area and especially Ishinomaki City.  We made three trips (12-14 hours each way) up there in 2011 with relief supplies and several more since then.  Chad and Jennifer have poured their lives, hearts and time in ministry there, by organizing and sending teams of helpers there 2 or 3 times a week in the spring/summer of 2011 and finally moving to Ishinomaki in October 2011. They are not hosting so many groups now but are concentrating on their church work and growing relationships with those whom they have helped.

JAPAN TSUNAMI AND EARTHQUAKE UPDATES

Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Update No.1 March 15, 2011

Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Update No.2 March 22, 2011

Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Update No.3 April 1, 2011

Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Update No.4 April 30, 2011

eUpdates

 

We put out monthly and sometimes bimonthly eUpdates of the work the Lord has given us to do in Greater Asia. If you would like to be on our email mailing list, please contact us with your email address.

Recent eUpdates

 

October 2014

September 2014

July-August 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

February-March 2014

January 2014

     

 

The Clarks live in Japan and the Japan site includes several ministry areas the Clarks are involved with there:    

Osaka Bible Seminary   

Kansai Christian School

Nakaburi Church of Christ

Hikari no Ie

Other Classes

The Greater Asia site includes the Clarks' ministries in Siberia and Mongolia:

Mongolia

Siberia

One further old "fun site" is Paul's hobby web site: Skypilot

Chad and Jennifer lead a group of house churches called Be-One: www.b-1.jp/ . Be-One's ministry also includes the Nozomi Project: www.nozomiproject.com Check out their web site, too.

 

Contact Information:

2-35 Suikoen-cho, Hirakata-shi, Osaka 573-0095 JAPAN

Tel: 072-841-2934 (From outside Japan: 81-72-841-2934)

<paulrickie@jesus4greaterasia.com>

Introduction

Who are Paul and Rickie Clark?

 

Paul grew up in Japan as a missionary kid (MK) in the early 1950s, the son of Martin and Evelyn Clark. He spent 3 years in the Army Special Forces (Green Berets), graduated from San Jose Bible College, now William Jessup University (B.A. 1967), Lincoln Christian Seminary (M.A., M.Div. 1983), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (D.Miss. 1985). Rickie grew up in California as a preacher's kid (P.K.), the daughter of Dennis and Effie Rickard. She graduated from San Jose Bible College (B.A. 1962). Interestingly, Dennis Rickard baptized Martin Clark in his first full-time ministry. Paul and Rickie ministered over 20 years in churches in Oregon, California, and Illinois before arriving in Japan in July of 1985. We have four children: Jennifer (Mrs. Chad) Huddleston (missionaries inJapan; Jocelyn (Mrs. Chris) Wolfe (forwarding agents for the Clarks and the Huddlestons and living in Columbia, MO); Jeremy (married to Amy and Director of Experience Design at Adobe, New York office); and Jonathan (married to Yuki and working as Sales Coordinator with Sumitomo Electronics in Southern California)--and twelve grandchildren: Anika, Josiah, Caleb, Katia and Gideon Huddleston; Michaela, Benjamin, Elijah, Johanna and Ami Wolfe; Edison Clark; and Sean Clark.

 

 

On July 9, 2011, we celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary with a self-planned trip to Alaska followed by a week-long family reunion at Lake Tahoe.  Our three youngest children were born while we lived there, so it is like home to all four of them.  They and their spouses planned the whole week, ending with a celebration at Tahoe Christian Center, the church plant we ministered to for seven years in the 1970s.  Not only our family, which at that time numbered 21, was there, but some of our siblings and several friends from our days of ministry there.  We praise God for calling us into His service these 53+ years in the U.S., Japan, Siberia and Mongolia. 

"Only one life, 'twill soon be passed, only what's done for Christ will last!"

Chad and Jennifer, Anika, Josiah, Caleb, Katia and Gideon
Chris and Jocelyn with Michaela, Benjamin, Elijah, Johanna and Ami
Jeremy, Amy and Edison
Jonathan, Yuki and Sean
 

Mom Rickard celebrating her 100th birthday,

December 17, 2005

(She passed away August 31, 2006.)

Our four children at Grandma's 100th birthday celebration
Jennifer, Jeremy, Jonathan, Jocelyn
 
May 2007--First time for all eight cousins to be together!  Now we have 12!
On Red Peak Pass, Yosemite, in 2005
Backpacking with our boys in 2009
 
Backpacking with Jocelyn and Michaela 2010
Three generations--Rickie, Michaela & Jocelyn

8-Day Backpack trip with Jocelyn, Jeremy, Jonathan and Photographer Jeff Nixon, mainly Lyell Fork of the Merced, Yosemite, Summer 2012

Day Seven of the 45 mile eventful adventure
(July 2011) Benjamin 12, Josiah 10, Elijah 12, Caleb 7, Gideon 3, Sean 2, Amy 5, Katia 5, Johanna 10, Michaela 15,and Anika 12
50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration at Lake Tahoe, CA, July 2011