Good Busy

Elaine and I have both entered a very busy time of ministry on several fronts. Maybe you can increase your prayer for us for the next 6 weeks, some of the busiest weeks ever. They are all very good things, but we have a perfect storm of them all happening about the same time. Along with regular scheduled classes, are special events (several with overnight meetings), new ministry opportunities, meetings with key leaders, and to …

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Grace Week Intensive

“In Christ there is nothing you can do to make God love you more, and God refuses to love you any less.” These are the kind of truths from God that we intensively tried to understand and apply to our hearts and lives. This was the CPI Grace Week Intensive in February that sold out with 47 participants. These intensives are 5 days long and include worship and presentation times, personal reflection, twice-daily small groups, …

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March Intercession List

Dear Japanese friends Mrs. Saito and her mother Mrs. Tohama are coming to stay the night at our house on March 9-10. The first of 8 CPI church planting equipping seminars in 2018 begins March 15-16. John will be presenting about half of the seminar. Every two weeks this year John will either be involved in an equipping seminar or meeting with key leaders. Pray for energy, freshness, and great preparation. The CPI Leadership Team …

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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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