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Briefly: the Japanese man, Mitsuo Fuchida led the attack on Pearl Harbour and the American Jacob DeShazer was a part of the US retaliation, bombing Nagoya four months later. Mr DeShazer ended up a Japanese prisioner of war after that one bombing run and became a Christian during that time (a guard gave him a Bible for three weeks). He later returned to Japan as a missionary. Mr Fuchida became a Christian after reading a tract that Mr DeShazer wrote. Mr Fuchida also became a missionary. They became friends. A remarkable story of reconciliation.
The sermon was based on the book of Philemon and encouraged us to both be reconciled to one another as well as be reconciled to God.