July Highlights for Intercession

HIGHLIGHTS FOR INTERCESSION At the time of this writing Elaine’s new devotional book, More Thoughts Along the Way: Grace-based Devotions for Spiritual Nourishment is nearly completed and for sale on Amazon. Thanks for your continued prayers. We leave for the US on July 16th to visit churches, take care of some business, and visit family. Pray for our preparation, travels, and that we may accomplish much during this trip. Summer brings heat and more downtime…

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More Grace

Do you need more grace? Who does not need more undeserved favor, unconditional love, boundless forgiveness, and complete acceptance? The Grace of God is so important to us. Yet often what we know in our head does not live out in our lives. That is what Grace Week is all about, helping our formal theology match our functional theology. CPI had another of these intensive training weeks in May. Elaine presented with John about their…

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June Prayer

John is off to Hiroshima for the first time this month. The Western Japan Missions Seminar is held every 5 years to expand vision and coordination in order to reach western Japan with the gospel and new churches. CPI is participating with the purpose of sharing our ministry. John is privileged to travel with Pastor Makoto Fukuda, pastor of Grace City Church Tokyo, and a great supporter and trainer in CPI. Pray that we will…

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Cheers & Tears

I just arrived back home from one meeting and caught Elaine’s Bible study as it finished and the ladies were leaving. I was told that they all needed Kleenex as there were many tears during the study. They had been studying “weep with those who weep” and were being compassionate for some of the people they knew going through suffering. Ministry often brings tears doesn’t it? April was a month full of meetings with key…

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WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED?

We want to thank you for your faithful prayers for us and our ministry. As you all know without generous gifts from churches and individuals we could not be in Japan. Over 30 years we have seen many ups and downs in our financial support. Right now we are facing some challenges. Our financial need has gone up from the last fiscal year by over $1,200 per month. The dollar is now doing better against…

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May Prayer

GOD ANSWERED Thank you for praying with us through a very busy April. All the classes, meetings, seminars, training, consulting, was better than expected. I was amazed at God’s sense of peace and stillness throughout the month. God also added more to our already busy schedule and that too was blessed by God. We are grateful for the many relationships we built over April. HIGHLIGHTS FOR INTERCESSION We leave tomorrow for another Grace Week Intensive…

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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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