创始人

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葡萄城 创始人 名誉会长
Paul Harold Broman
(岩佐 胜)
1927年12月17日~2012年11月24日


会長:ポール・ヘラルド・ブローマン

称日本东北为“故乡”的美国传道士

1927年 12月17日,Paul Harold Broman出生在美利坚合众国的明尼苏达州Duluth市, 是四兄弟当中的长子。成绩优异的Paul Harold Broman被老师推荐进入更高一级的大学深造,可是他却踏上了“传道”的人生之路。就是这个Paul Harold Broman,他深爱着日本人民,更选择了日本东北作为他传道的人生之地。


思想无处不在

1946年 18岁 的Paul Harold Broman作为二战后的卫生兵随军驻日。当看见战后日本的惨状时,他深受震撼,下定决心“为了解救日本人民,一定要传播神的福音”。22岁的 Paul Harold Broman,在兵役结束后再一次来到了日本,从东北和北海道开始传播神的福音。与同伴们一边过着朴素的生活,一边传播福音。后来,不仅仅是日本,连亚洲其他国家甚至更远的地方,从教会到学校、街头、车站、大路等都有福音的传播。



热情的教育家

1960年 32岁 的Paul Harold Broman迎娶了25岁的日本新娘。在以英语讲师为生的日子中,为了取得教师证,他时常往来于大学间,并与基督徒同伴一起创立了幼儿园和小学。“为使 日本人在海外更加活跃”,英语将是必须的交流工具。同时,他也瞄准中国市场,从台湾聘请汉语老师,对汉语教育也倾注着心力。42岁的时候,Paul Harold Broman加入日本国籍。将妻子的旧姓和自己的籍贯地岩手县结合起来,给自己改名为“岩佐 胜”。
另外,为了解决学校会计处理系统化的问题,他们委托Daniel Fanger(现任葡萄城董事长)等人,借助从香港买来的大量专业书籍,自学程序设计。Daniel Fanger等人日夜轮流使用当时高价购入的计算机进行研发,终于自主研发出独有的会计软件。


从“自己动手完成”而产生的事业

1980年 52岁 的Paul Harold Broman创立了奥林岛股份有限公司(现在的葡萄城)。以面向私立学校法人的会计系统“LeySer”为开端,相继成立了适应MS-DOS的基础性“在线开发工具”。就这样,成为现在葡萄城主力业务的前身诞生了。
同时,所经营学校的影像制作和设计也是由公司自主完成,这个制作部门后来独立出来成为现在的“WINEstudios”。常年累积的英语教学经验“GrapeSEED”也开始向全世界推广。


充满爱的人生

2012年 84岁 的Paul Harold Broman在22个孩子(包括养子)和19个孙子孙女的包围中,于宫城县丸森町的家中与世长辞。无论何时,在各项活动中他都内心坚定。对家庭而言,他也是一位勇敢的父亲。一生只眷恋于“让所有人都能知晓基督的爱和福音”,正是这种热情坚定的信念和对所有人的爱,使他的身边充满了温柔善良的人。即使做了园长、社长、名誉会长,面对人们的尊敬,他都保持着谦虚的心,从来不忘圣经的学习和福音的传播,这都可以成为现在的葡萄城时时遵循的教导。



中文

GrapeCity inc. Honorary Chairman
Paul Harold Broman
(Japanese Name: Masaru Iwasa)
Dec. 17, 1927-Nov. 24, 2012


Visionary Evangelist who called Tohoku Japan Home

Paul Harold Broman (Japanese name: Masaru Iwasa), a passionate evangelist, creative businessman, devoted educator, and dedicated family man, died peacefully in his sleep at 1:46AM, Saturday, Nov. 24th, with his wife Setsuko holding his hand at their home in Marumori, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. He was 84.

Paul was welcomed to eternal glory, after a beautiful Tohoku autumn day, surrounded by family and his beloved wife, with whom Paul parented 24 children, 14 of whom were adopted as infants.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota, USA, to Clifford Fredrick Broman -- son of Swedish immigrants -- and Elsa Eugenia Netherland Broman -- immigrant from Sweden, Paul was the oldest of four brothers. He was a brilliant student in high school, urged by his teachers to go to an Ivy League school, but he chose instead a life path of evangelism.


Go West, Young Man

While serving 2 ½ years in the occupation army in Japan, seeing first hand in Tokyo the devastation of WWII, he decided that he would soon return to Japan as an ambassador of the Good News of Jesus. So in August, 1950, at the age of 22, Paul came to Japan for the second time – this time with his brother Dave, through New Tribes Mission. Their brother, Phil, joined them 4 years later, and their father and mother, Clifford and Elsa, joined them all in 1963.

Since their arrival, Paul, his brothers, and colleagues have single-mindedly worked and lived together, as Marumori Ministries, to bring the message of salvation and hope of Jesus Christ to the millions of people in Asia and beyond. They preached not only in churches, but on the streets, in front of schools, in the alleys and wide roads, and in many homes and station fronts… using every possible means of delivery.


God's Word is Everything

With the common goal of spreading the Good News without relying on funding from others, the group founded the MeySen Academy schools in Sendai, Japan, and GrapeCity inc., a global IT company with branches in China, India, Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, and other nations of Asia, as well as in the USA, Russia, and Brazil.

Always energetic, passionate, bold, and fearless, Paul was a doer, yet a caring, affectionate, and supportive person. He was loved and respected by many people – friends and strangers alike - who were touched by his warm-heartedness and generosity. All admired his deep desire for every person to know the love of God through Jesus and his Gospel. He was dedicated to the proposition that any person can be saved by grace and redemption through simple faith in Jesus. He lived fervently for the Word and by the Word. He gave his full measure of devotion to God and to man.


2nd Timothy 4:6-8

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
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Good News for All

Paul loved singing hymns while playing the accordion, reading the Bible and The Economist, taking walks with his family along the creeks of Marumori, teaching linguistics, encouraging Christians to follow Christ without fear, and, most of all, sharing with all the Good News of the gift of eternal life that saves from sin and death those who believe in Jesus, the Son of God.

Paul is survived by Setsuko, his faithful wife of more than 52 years; his devoted brothers, Dave, Phil and John; his beloved children Paul Yoshihisa, Grace Mari, Daniel Nobuo, Ruth Naomi, Nathan Tadamitsu, Matthew Norinobu, Anna Hisae, Martha Kiyoko, Joshua Shinji, Abigail Sumie, Victor Takeshi, Gideon Tsuyoshi, Lance Masanori, Hope Kie, Faith Tae, Abel Naoki, Judith Mika, John Makoto, Gabriel Yukio, Caleb Satoru, Esther Yoshimi, Elijah Tomio; his 19 treasured grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and close extended family members. Paul was deeply loved by his in-laws, the church that he labored with, and countless other friends who were blessed to know him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Elsa and two sons who died in infancy.

It is our sincere prayer that all who loved him and were loved by him will receive salvation in our Lord Jesus Christ and be reunited with Paul again in heaven.


Philippians 1:18-21

Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
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