Kimura came to America
to learn of Dwight L. Moody how to be an evangelist. Moody was impressed by the
young man and advised him to secure training at the Moody Institute. They
were then at San Jose,
and Mr. Moody bethought himself that the Japanese student might not have
money enough for the ticket. "Have you any money?" he asked.
"Yes," replied Kimura. "How much?" "Thirty-five
cents." "How do you expect to get to Chicago on
thirty-five cents?" "How do you interpret Philippians 4:19?"
"Very well, I shall expect to see you in Chicago in
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus."]
held revival meetings in San Jose
among his countrymen, and established a church of fifty members that summer.
Bishop Harris, under whom he had labored, gave him a ticket to Chicago, and his
grateful church members presented him with a purse of fifty dollars. He went
there and pursued the two years' course, and then was ready to return to Japan to labor.
But whence would come his ticket there? One evening he was one of three
speakers in a St. Louis
meeting, but the preceding speaker took an hour and a half for his talk and
just one minute was left for Kimura. "My name is Kirmra," he said.
"I am from Japan.
I have no mission board or fence behind me, only God Almighty. Remember me in
meeting as he was passing out in the crowd he felt someone's hand in his
pocket. Turning he saw a little old woman withdrawing her hand. She quickly
slipped away in the crowd. In the pocket she had left an envelope with money
enough to take him to Japan
and then have a good supply over. He always remembered Philippians 4:19. –
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