December Prayer

Elaine’s biggest event of the year – the Christmas Tea – is this Monday December 9th. This may be the biggest as it is Elaine’s last. Pray that the message of Christ will be crystal clear as Elaine shares her personal story of Christmas. We will be wrapping up several other book projects this month. John has several key meetings before we leave on Dec 16 for our brief US Christmas trip.  Merry Christmas to…

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Networking in Asia

John was in Mongolia in late September where he explained to about 40 leaders why networking for church planting has helped church planting in Japan and Asia. These words are from his greeting: “I’m John Mehn director of the Japan Church Planting Institute. Japan has a population of 127 million people and Japan is merely 0.45% Christian. We need help planting churches. Do you ever need help planting churches? A few years ago a friend…

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October Prayer

WHAT DID GOD DO? John was in Mongolia Sep 23-28 for the GCPN – East Asia Network. God encouraged and challenged all in attendance. John’s presentations on multiplication went very well, learned a lot, and he enjoyed meeting new Mongolian church planters. Thanks for praying for the Church Planting Institute (CPI) Leadership Team planning retreat last month. We had great discussions and some key decisions were made (news later). Just last week, while John was…

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September Prayer

Fall and Mongolia WHAT DID GOD DO? The Big Switch is completed; thanks for your prayers and encouragements. This summer we moved with our son from our US home base in Rockford IL to Pecatonica IL, about 20 miles west (pic above). This home is very close to our daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids. We packed, remodeled, moved (on the hottest day of the year), remodeled, and put the Rockford house up for sale. Parts of…

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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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