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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