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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New Ministry Video

Did you blink? Then you probably missed us. We were in the US this summer for a working vacation visiting supporters, friends, family, and doing some personal business. We had a great time visiting both Elk Grove Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church in Rockford, IL. You can hear or download both of US SHARING THE MESSAGE “Click Send”. We also dropped in to Meadows Baptist Church, our home church and saw some personal supporters. …

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Video on Japan

Here is a video on Japan which has a great passion for the people of Japan to understand the blessings of the gospel. You hear over and over the value of the Japanese as a people. Also for the compassion for the social ills Japan is speaking. This really resonates with my own heart. Thank you friends at YWAM. Why Japan from Oliver Banyard on Vimeo.

From Japan to the World

Yes, John went to Budapest Hungary. Last month John was part of a group of 60 key leaders from 15 regional church planting networks throughout the world. At the Global Church Planting Network Global Consultation Takeshi Takazawa, director of the Japan Church Growth Institute, and John were glad to join two leaders from Taiwan, two from Mongolia, and one from South Korea. Thank you for your prayers as together we formed the North East Asia …

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People of Hope

People of Hope February 2013 – Updates for Prayer At the Ishinomaki church one woman came up me after the sermon and said, “Sensei, I suffer from depression.” I was a bit shocked by her directness but said in at least six unique ways that “Jesus loves you.” She began to smile and tears ran down her cheek. There is much power in the Name of Jesus and in His Gospel! DISASTER AREA IN JANUARY …

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Hello From BootCamp

From Nov 5-7 is our Church Planting Institute BootCamp. Numbers exploded as we went from 45 last time to 90 this time. Now we are ready to export the BootCamp in various parts of Japan. Already many are encouraged. While I was there a videographer shot a brief greeting to you. Please pass it one and maybe show it at your church.

CT Studd Video

One of my missionary heroes is C.T. Studd. The other day I quoted him while sharing my call to missions with a church congregation. ” “If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”  This video shows his manly heart for God and his Kingdom. Enjoy. Pray that we would all “be strong in the Lord.”