Focus on Japan

Japan continues to struggle with Covid, having expanded and extended emergency measures to June 20th. Though the number of cases are not like numbers like we have seen in the US and elsewhere, the amount of Covid cases is overwhelming the health care system in Japan, especially in the Osaka area. Vaccinations are only at about 2%. We continue to meet discuss the situation with leaders throughout Japan. Please pray for gospel opportunities for every…

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Focus on Elaine’s World

Elaine’s schedule is pretty full each month with at least 10 classes each month, mostly online. With the time zone differences, these get her up early some mornings or are held later in the evenings. This all while she is officially retired.  Pray that God would strengthen her through all her responsibilities. Twice a month Bible Study with 6 Japanese ladies in Japan, only one is a Christian. Twice a month Bible Study with a…

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June Prayer

PRAISE The Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course is completed. John just turned in the final project on “the Japanese” a few days ago. John is considering next steps in mobilizing others for mission, possibly teaching, and using what he learned in Asia. PRAY After a year of virtually visiting churches in our local village of Pecatonica, we have begun personal visits looking for a new church home. Please pray for God’s wisdom as…

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How Was Your Trip?

We continue to be safe and well amidst the global pandemic. We are so grateful to God for his wisdom and protection of our Team in Isolation, our QuaranTEAM which has protected us, and others involved in 2 open school districts, and one major grocery store. Now that our family has been vaccinated, we continue to cautiously plan minimal travel. Last month John had a road trip to Ohio and this month there are a…

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Focus on Mobilizing US Churches

On his road trip, John was able to visit 4 partnering churches in northeastern Ohio. The visits came at many different levels and groups of people. All came with challenges and concerns for Covid. Lead Pastor Mark Butler and Assoc. Pastor Brian Morris from Anchor Church, Avon Lake, Ohio. Church pastoral staff and our entire Asia Impact Team with Old North Church, Canfield Ohio. The Missions team and interested people from Evangel Baptist, Boardman Ohio.…

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Focus on Japan

Japan continues to struggle with Covid cases having to declare a third emergency. Though the total number of cases compared to other countries is relatively low, they have just started vaccinations. Plans are to go ahead with the Olympics beginning July 23rd possibly without any spectators. This will be challenging for those preparing evangelistic outreaches. I just heard that my trip in July has again been postponed possibly to September. Thanks for praying for the…

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