Missions & Math

We know many of you reading this probably either yawn or get anxious when the word mathematics comes up. But math is an important tool in missions and in church ministry. God numbers all the hairs on our head and also knows every sheep that is far from him. In missions we should keep our pulse on the needs of the people we work with. For the Japanese the needs are quite staggering. Japan is …

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Pray During May

GOD ANSWERED Registration for October’s CPI conference has opened. We are pleased with the flow of registrations. Pray that God would send us many Japanese along with missionaries. We had great planning meetings with the CPI Leadership Team and the Serge mission about bringing more intensive renewal training through Grace Weeks in the next two years. We are making good progress on our various book projects. Elaine’s Thoughts Along the Way devotionals is nearly done …

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Belief Blossoms

What a month it has been! It started with Elaine’s Bible study on Genesis 1. After discussing how much the Japanese love nature, we looked at God’s creation of nature. At the end of the study one of the ladies (not a Christ believer as far as I know) said this year when she sits under the cherry blossoms to eat her obento (lunchbox), she will see them with new eyes. A week or so …

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Prayer April 2017

GOD ANSWERED We had probably the most relaxing Converge Japan Field Council ever. God’s presence was evident for us personally and for the entire team. Thanks for praying for all of us. We have been praying and waiting on God for our key speaker at this year’s CPI National Conference. I am so glad we got our first choice, Joshua Harris, church planter, network co-founder, and bestselling author who is of Japanese ancestry. Please pray …

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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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