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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Evangelizing Japan

  Two Little-known Truths about Evangelizing Japan The Japanese are the 2nd largest unreached people group on the planet. Japan, a country of 127 million, has less than one half of 1% Christian believers. The Japanese continue to need missionaries, your prayers, involvement, and your generosity.  Without outside help, the Christians in Japan do not have the resources to evangelize their own country. Thanks for being part of our team to accelerate the gospel in …

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Home Assignment

August meant staying a bit closer to our homebase in Rockford, IL but we still visited several churches and supporting individuals. But we had some family time: boat on the Mississippi, Elaine’s 45th high school reunion, Shakespeare theatre in Wisconsin (with cheese curds), and some stay vacation. The girls, Elaine, Beth, and Molly all won ribbons at the Winnebago County Fair!