CPI Grace Week

“Grace Week has been an amazing tool that God has used to help me see my deceptive heart more, my tendency to rely on myself, my lack of living at the feet of Christ.”  Thanks for praying for Grace Week in Tokyo and Nagoya. Grace Week was the most intensive training we have ever done in CPI, one week of presentations, small groups, and one-on-one with a spiritual mentor. We ended up with over 40 …

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March Prayer

There are several key projects with CPI that are ongoing. These include planning how to make Grace Week in Japanese and training those in Japan to lead Grace Week. We are gearing up for the next biennial CPI national conference and beyond. Registration, promotion, and website all need to be ready by the end of March. The theme of this year’s conference is Gospel & Mission. Ask God for his merciful help in accomplishing much …

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What do the Mehns do?

       What do the Mehns do? Our Roles and Ministries. Pray for Us. Evangelizing the Unreached Urban Masses in Japan. Elaine has outreach classes to women in our neighborhood like cooking and needlepoint classes and Bible studies to share Jesus with Japanese. John also has several contacts with men for evangelism. Less than 1% of Japanese are Christian. Directing the Japan Church Planting Institute (CPI). John conducts training, develops regional networks, and coaches …

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Feb Praise & Prayer

GOD ANSWERED We have been back a month and have been adjusting to the culture, gearing up our ministries, starting classes, and reconnecting with people with Vision Festa, Rengo, CPI and our mission. Elaine and John were able to have a reunion with Midori Fujizaki who was attending the Niiza church 15 years ago. She is now attending another Rengo church. One key Japanese visionary leader suffered a stroke last year and was unable to …

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Japan: Why? & What?

Happy New Year! We arrived smoothly in Japan and are getting settled in for this coming ministry term. God closed 2016 with wonderful family times. January and the beginning of a new ministry term are good times to consider direction and priorities. We want to walk you through our dreams and plans for the coming year(s).    WHY JAPAN?   As we shared during our Home Assignment last year, the Japanese are the second largest …

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Prayer January 2017

GOD ANSWERED For great times with our families over the Christmas holidays. For a smooth departure, travel over to Japan, and easy transition into Japan. John’s book on Japan Church Planting was completed and sent to the publisher to be out this year. PRAYER PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS Ask God to bless as Elaine’s various classes begin this month. Her first class is Jan 5th. For continued prayer for our writing projects in various stages. That God …

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