Books for Valentines?

Why Not!  My publisher is having a 50% sale on my book until February 18 (Sun). Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil, has been chosen to be 50% off for their Valentine’s Sale! Both the ebook and the printed versions are included. Go to William Carey Library to order  https://williamcarey.com/?utm_source=mehn&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=vday. Use the code “WITHLOVE” at check out and your discount will be instantly applied. Spread the love by sharing this offer with your friends.    

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Our Normal

“John and Elaine, what is a typical day for you?” is a question we are sometimes asked. In our decades of work there has probably never been a normal day, normal week, or normal year. Much of our schedule is abnormal, nonetheless there are ongoing things and patterns which you can recognize. Certainly much for you to intercede with God for us. Preparation – For us events and activities are many. With all the other …

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Pray in Jan & Feb

HIGHLIGHTS FOR INTERCESSION Please pray for our 2018 Grace Week Intensives. The first Grace Week of Spiritual Renewal is Feb 19-23. Elaine and John will be presenting to the group of 40-60 together once and each separately. Also each day we both will be spiritual mentors for participants. On February 4th, John will be preaching at The Bridge in Shimokitazawa Shinjuku. This is a new church plant where John is helping as a board member …

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Pray in December

Thank God for all the effective meetings and planning in the mission and CPI last month. PRAY FOR Elaine’s Christmas Tea on Monday December 11th when about 30 women come. Ask God to grant strength as we wrap up work for the year and take a brief vacation in the US.

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Celebrating Christ

Merry Christmas to you all. We are winding up another awesome year of celebrating Christ and ministering in Japan. As we wrap up the year, we are praising God for his grace and blessings in ministry. In a busy year there were many highlights: Training the largest number of participants at the CPI National Conference in October. Mentoring key leaders in Gospel Renewal at two Grace Week Intensives in February. Partnering with our Rengo association …

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John Interviewed in PodCast

Due to the publishing of John’s Book Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil J.D. Payne, missiologists, seminary professor, author, and church planting mobilizer interviewed John.  In this PodCast: John gives an update from the relief & evangelism efforts after the Tohoku earthquake. He explains the broader ministry of JEMA (Japan Evangelical Missionary Association) John gives the overall picture of church planting in Japan They talk about recent changes that have occurred in Japan John analyses the …

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2017 CPI Conference – Gospel & Mission

The venue was packed. We had no more beds. We used every meeting room. We were sold out and for the first time John had to turn away people wanting to attend the 2017 CPI National Conference, October 25-27. This was the biggest CPI Conference ever with the largest number of adults (476) and the largest number of children (169) attending. We were very thankful for the large group of volunteers that came to support …

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November Prayer

Nov 1-3: Rengo Church Planter’s Summit, Rengo Annual Meeting Nov 20-21: Rengo National Mission Dept. Meeting Nov 24-25: Converge Japan Field Council, at the Mehns residence Dec 11th – Elaine’s annual Christmas Tea outreach

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Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil

Available October 2017 at William Carey Library and Amazon.com. Since the beginning of missionary efforts in Japan in the sixteenth century, the Japanese church has experienced periods of quiet flourishing and periods of intense persecution. Arguably, however, it has never managed to take root as a truly indigenous church-despite great effort toward that aim. In Multiplying Churches in Japanese Soil, John Mehn asks the question: Why? What factors have contributed to the Japanese remaining largely …

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East Asia Regional Church Planting Network sets new goals

Twenty-three leaders met in late September in Ikoma Japan as part of the East Asia Network of the Global Church Planting Network (GCPN). Besides GCPN consultants, leaders from Thailand, South Korea and Hong Kong and national teams representing Mongolia, Taiwan and Japan developed goals for national church planting processes. Short and long-range goals were set in five areas: leadership, prayer, training, strategy and national team. The team from Japan continues the direction of the Church …

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