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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Best of Both Worlds

The Tour is Coming to the End – We will be departing the US for Japan on December 30th. The last 10 months have been jam-packed with travel, visiting, seeing old friends and making new ones. So many big and little presentations. As we prepare to leave we cherish these last moments with our family and friends. We will be saying goodbye for 4 years. There is packing to do and lots of preparation for …

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WAYS TO FINANCIALLY PARTNER

WAYS TO FINANCIALLY PARTNER WITH JOHN AND ELAINE We are always looking for more partners in reaching the 2nd largest unreached people in the world, the Japanese.   ONLINE via the Internet. Go to the Converge John & Elaine Page Select “Donation Amount” Select “Donation Amount (one-time, Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or Annual) Click “Make a Donation” Follow the other screens as you check out.

Prayer December 2016

GOD ANSWERED Thank God for a great November with both church visits and time around the “home base.”    Thanksgiving was a great blessing for all of us being around that entire weekend. Our final medical tests were all good for which we are thankful. PRAYER PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS Ask God to bless as we will have more time with our family this month. Pray that we will have more energy and refreshment as we anticipate …

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Missions from the MidAtlantic

People are sure friendly here. If you have been following our tour, we have spent a good part of October in Ohio and Pennsylvania visiting partnering churches and individuals. These churches, part of our Converge MidAtlantic network, are like the others we have visited in Colorado, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming are very committed to missions across the street and around the world. We wrote about this early in our tour (http://www.gospelrest.com/churches-on-mission/ ). This can …

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Prayer November 2016

GOD ANSWERED Thank God for his blessings and mercy as we visited the MidAtlantic region and five of our partnering churches. Now we return to our home base and have just a few churches left to visit.   God was good as the planning for CPI Church Planting Next Steps was completed in time for the meetings November 2-4. About 50 people participated with many more assisting. PRAYER PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS Ask God to bless as …

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New Church Momentum

The dream is to see many church planting movements in Japan. For many years, as the church in Japan has been declining in several areas, little vision was seen for new churches in Japan. We are overjoyed that God raised up the “Church Multiplication Vision Festa.” In 2014, 65 leaders from all over the country gathered with a vision for church multiplication. Last year those numbers grew to 180 leaders! Last month many of these …

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Prayer October 2016

GOD ANSWERED We are thankful that finally John is over with a six-week ordeal with a kidney stone. After 4 trips to the hospital things are returning to normal. We have been physically, emotionally, and financially challenged by this trial. We had to cancel and reschedule some church visits, but thank God John was able to attend and participate fully in the Japan Congress on Evangelism in September. Our Home Office gave us approval to …

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