More Grace, Ministry & Family

More Updates from May’s Japanese Grace Week First, since last reported we are hearing second and third hand reports from others of how impactful it was for those attending. Many were confronted by God about some of their relationships and have gotten back in-tune with God and then reconciled with others. The impact is continuing. Second, the leaders got together last month and decided to go ahead and have another Grace Week Japanese in 2020!…

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US Mini Tour – July & August

US Mini–Tour July & August We leave on July 11th for a busy time in the States and a mini-tour visiting 4 partnering churches in 3 states. We also anticipate visiting some individual supporters. Here’s our tour schedule: July 26-28 – West Hills Community Church – Town and Country (St. Louis) Missouri  Aug 03-04 – Immanuel Baptist Church – Monmouth, IL Aug 10-11 – The Tabernacle – Kenosha, Wisconsin Aug 17-18 – Bethany Baptist Church…

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Pray – July & August

The Church Multiplication Vision Festa will be held on Monday July 8 and Tuesday July 9 in Tokyo. Ask God to again bring his vision and embolden his people for more faith in multiplying churches in Japanese soil. We will have visitors with us early in July and for Vision Festa. John and Brenda Wright, Converge Regional Impact Team Asia Leader is coming to visit with us and see the Japan context. Pray that their…

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Japanese Get Grace

How Beautiful – I knew this was going to be good, but I never imagined what I actually experienced. At Grace Week, one Japanese leader after another shared about their weakness, their struggles, their inner heart -idolatry, and their need for repentance. They were so genuine and confident in the grace of God. To be in the room was so freeing as they brought the core truth that Jesus has done all that is needed…

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Prayer for June

HIGHLIGHTS FOR PRAYER Our daughter Beth and our two grandchildren will be visiting us in Japan this month. The kids have never been on an airplane or been to Japan. Pray for a wonderful family visit and sightseeing. Beth will be revisiting Japan after 10 years. Pray for new memories. John’s church planting book in Japanese will be published! The final draft was submitted to the publisher. Unfortunately it will not be ready by Vision…

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Converge in Japan

Last month our Converge Japan Team met for our mission’s Annual Meeting/Reunion called Field Council. We met to dream, plan, and strategize for our future. Continue to pray for the Japan Mission that our new Initiative Leader, Brian Lusky, that innovative and aggressive ministry plans would inspire a new generation of workers for multiplying churches in Japan. Japan is now in an historic transition. The current emperor resigned yesterday (April 30th) and the new Reiwa…

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May Prayer

PRAY FOR THE FIRST JAPANESE GRACE WEEK Keep praying for our very first Japanese Grace Week May 27-30. We have ideal numbers for this event. This is the last phase of a 4-phase plan to bring these intensive spiritual renewal events to Japan. John is the scaffolding for building it in Japanese and it is really stretching his abilities. Pray for the participants, 12 mentors, 4 presenters, and staff as they prepare for this first-time…

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Japanese Initiative

Our Converge Mission is developing some new aggressive strategies to multiply churches among unreached people groups. Brian Lusky, from Erie Pennsylvania, is the newly appointed Japanese Initiative Leader. Brian has been working in Japan with a church partnership for about 5 years. Over the next few years he will develop new strategies and projects and will recruit new missionaries to work at fulfilling the mission task in Japan. Last month Brian was in Japan meeting…

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April Prayer

WHAT HAS GOD DONE? We heard from a Japanese publisher, Word of Life Press, that they are interested in publishing my book on church multiplication! PTL! The translation first draft is just completed and is now being reviewed by a content editor. The publisher plans to have it done in time for the Vision Festa in July and for the CPI Conference this fall! Pray for the next steps and for a smooth schedule. We…

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