Pentecost: Come, Let Us See What These Strange Events Are All About

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Three months ago, my regular postings for When You Work for the Church stopped abruptly due to my husband’s unexpected death on February 19, 2022. The shock of his loss sent me reeling, and I’m still deeply grieving, though also gradually resuming my work of ministry. I still sense God’s call in my life to encourage and resource others through my writing and speaking, a call that my husband always encouraged me to follow.

So I continue as Resident Author with Valley CrossWay Church, spoke via Zoom for a church in  Ottawa earlier this month and will speak for a church in Pennsylvania next month. I’m one of a number of contributors to a new women’s devotional Bible, have a book of sermons due in October, and will start a new editing job in August, although that hasn’t yet been announced publicly, so more on that later.

This week and next I am also re-starting my regular postings for When You Work for the Church, alternating weeks with my author website at Since Pentecost Sunday is coming up, here is a rendering of the story in Acts 2, a stop-motion video by my creative and deeply missed husband. Enjoy the video, and please feel free to share it with others.

A New Beginning

written, produced, and directed by Gary Yamasaki


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Author: April Yamasaki

I currently serve as resident author with a liturgical worship community, write online and in print publications, and often speak in churches and other settings. Publications include On the Way with Jesus, Four Gifts, Sacred Pauses, and other books on Christian living. Websites: and

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