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Springing Forward – April

April 1st, 2012 by John

April brings many more of God’s blessings during our Home Assignment. God has been working.

  • Family – Much praise to God for his blessing of our four generation reunion last month.
  • Japan Disaster Response Teams – The first team of the year has been very effective in cleaning houses, gathering people (100 at one meeting), and touching lives with the Hope of Christ.
  • Learning – John was able to gain new insights by attending a great class at Trinity on developing leaders and the Converge Ignite Church Planting Conference in Phoenix.
  • Future Ministry – The Japan Field Council approved our desired work designation for when we return to Japan in early August (see below).


This month begins our 6 week tour of Converge Rocky Mountain. In addition to church visits, we will be meeting with key leaders, completing writing projects, and enjoying the mountains.

  • Apr 13 John presents on reproducing churches at the Evangelical Missiological Society regional meeting in Colorado.
  • Apr 15 Speaking at Grace Mountain Church; Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Apr 22 Speaking at Conference Baptist Church; Evergreen, CO.
  • Apr 29 Speaking at Galilee Baptist Church; Loveland, CO.

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April 1st, 2012 by John

We were in a church recently and they asked, “How is your support?” Well, we will need an increase of nearly $11,000 to end the fiscal year on April 30th at 100% support. We need around $900 per month to bring our support level to match budget. Help us deal with these “insufficient funds.” Unless more money comes in by 4/30 this will be the first year in a long time we were under-supported, and maybe the first time we will be delayed in returning to Japan on time this August.

Will you pray about our financial support situation? Will you consider before God what you possibly can do? Like someone recently did, some of you could begin giving monthly to our support, $10 or $20 per month. Or some of you could give a one-time gift of $50, $100 or $200. To give to our work or for more information see http://www.convergeworldwide.org/give/49651. We know God can do it, will you join us in praying in faith that it will happen?

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