Pray in March

1. Pray for the preparations for our very first Japanese Grace Week May 27-30.  Ask God to grant wisdom, energy, and unity in preparing the presenters and mentors. Pray for registrations. 2. We are very heavy with several writing projects right now. Elaine is trying to get out her bilingual bible study and John is working on the Japanese version of his church planting book and a new book on Japanese beliefs and the gospel. …

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Amazing Grace

WE CAN ALWAYS USE MORE AMAZING GRACE Thank you so much for your prayers for CPI Grace Week, February 4-8. There were 26 attending including a surprise visit from a leader from India. At this intensive spiritual renewal experience, we heard truth from the Word of God and many stories how the Gospel is working in people’s lives. The Holy Spirit was very evident working in our hearts and the entire group. Some of us…

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February Prayer

WHAT CAN WE PRAY FOR? John will be meetings 2/13-14 with the Vision Festa planning team in Kobe. We will be doing long-range planning into 2023. Ask God for bold faith, vision, and clarity of direction. Elaine continues her classes, Bible studies, and project work. Pray for openness to the gospel. John will be meeting at the Rengo Pastors’ Seminar 2/25-27 where he will also be meeting with the Rengo Mission team. After the end…

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Start with New Churches

John started the new year by going with Dan Iverson, Pastor Makoto Fukuda, and Shohei Ueki to Hiroshima for the CPI church planting Next Steps seminar. About 30 gathered from that region to consider the how-to’s of church planting. John shared about vision in Japan, contextualizing for the Japan soil, conflict in ministry, and finishing well. He also was on the two panels on leadership development and nuts and bolts of church planting. This seminar…

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Prayer for January

Thank God for Elaine’s Christmas team which was warm and significant. Her dear friend warmly shared the gospel of Jesus with all the women. We both enjoyed our time in the US for Christmas with our family and relatives. Elaine has started up her classes again for 2019. Grace Week English is February 4-8 in Nara Prefecture. Last time it sold out but we still now have room for 25. Pray that people would register.…

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