Prayer in July

GOD ANSWERED Thank you for your prayers for the new home and guest house building project in Higashi Kurume. Planning and work is proceeding well. Pray for safety as the old house is torn down this month. Thanks for your prayers for our new missionary family the Rob Wrights. Their visa approvals came on time, they are at 100% support! Pray for their remaining outgoing expenses to come in and for their many preparations. John …

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FAQ: How can we help reach Japanese?

Share Christ with the Japanese Reach Japanese International Students – Like other unreached people groups, Japan has one of the largest groups of international students in the US. There are many in our home state of Illinois and other areas. See this article. There may be Japanese high school exchange students in your area. Host an English Homestay through your church. Japanese can come to experience America for 7-10 days and spend time with you. …

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Prayer Feb 2015

GOD ANSWERED Thank you for praying for the Training for Trainers Seminars in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya last month. There were 77 total involved in the seminars. Many will be multiplying evangelism and discipleship ministries as a result. John preached at the Nerima Baptist Church on Jan 25th on Global Missions. Many were stimulated and challenged to be involved in missions. PRAYER PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS Our CPI Leadership Team has a retreat Feb 18-19. Pray for …

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FAQ Japanese Partners

Frequently Asked Question: How do you partner with Japanese leaders and churches? Elaine partners with our “home church” Crossroad church in a card making craft class each month. Participating are several new people and many who do not yet know Christ. John signed up for another year as a cooperating missionary at the Nerima Baptist Church. This past year John led training for leadership, evangelism and missions. Thank you for praying for the key meetings …

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Gearing Up Feb 2015

Gearing Up Feb 2015 Get out your calendars, notepads, and spreadsheets. We plan for successful ministry. Preparation in any endeavor is crucial. Planning is essential preparation. We both have an ongoing process of planning, praying, and preparing for ministry ahead. We plan for multiplication. Much of our mentoring and coaching ministry envisions others who will multiply our leadership. Last month we finished key gospel renewal material with one young couple who could be potential trainers …

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Pray for Unreached Japan

For many years we have partnered in the CPI Leadership Team with Dan Iverson missionary with Mission to the World (a fellow JEMA member) of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA). These are adapted comments from one of his letters…      “The statistics for those spiritually lost in Japan make me weep. 70,000 new churches are needed. Is this “Mission Impossible”? These numbers here show why Japan continues to be listed as the second largest …

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Harvest Workers

Two new workers arrived a few weeks ago to join the Japan team. One came for 6 weeks; one for a career. We are excited to have a new career missionary, one who felt the call to be sent, Ian Smith. Ian has a great passion for planting multiplying churches in Japan. Right now he is in full-time Japanese language studies, essential for in-depth ministry in Japan. Pray as he builds relationships with Japanese and …

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John Piper and Japan

Many of you probably know him by his writings and Desiring God ministry. John Piper is probably the most widely known pastor in our Converge Worldwide association of churches. He has served on our mission board. He is a Biblical scholar, a mission’s statesman, and a pastor of an exemplary missional church. After the tsunami his church Bethlehem Baptist church sent several teams to work with us in Ishinomaki among disaster victims. John Piper will …

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Disaster – Three Years After

March 11, 2011 is memorialized all over Japan. The triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear accident are still very fresh in people’s minds. Just last week we received a flyer for a memorial meeting in Machida to remember those who lost so much three years ago. Machida had two deaths due to the earthquake. This month will mark 3 years after the disaster. Japan Disaster Response – Early on, with the cooperation of North …

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JAPAN NEEDS HARVEST WORKERS

This last summer a short-term worker from the Midwest worked in one Japanese church for just a few weeks. As a result the church made at least 38 new contacts of people in the community who previously had no connection to the church. We need more workers like him. “Come over and help us.” Recently our field met and discussed the needs for many harvest workers. Here is a shortened list: 1. Relational Evangelism ministry …

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