Praying in January
- John leaves Monday for the Global Church Planting
Network – Global Summit for Church & Disciple Multiplication in Thailand.
Over 200 global leaders will be gathering to consider how to complete the Great
Commission by saturating nations with churches and engaging all unengaged
people groups by 2025. John will be the
co-leader for the East Asia group of about 5-15 leaders. Pastor Nagai, from Vision Festa will also
be attending from Japan. Pray as there are over 5 global networks gathering
together for this event. John will be seeing some old partners but will meet
many new people that we hope will be beneficial to God’s Kingdom.
- We both continue our mentoring of
some leadership couples online. Pray for sensitivity.
- Though we are leaving and our time in
Japan will change, there are several very interesting leadership developments
which are occurring in online conferences. One group is considering the
difficulties of outreach in Fukushima prefecture where there are not radiation
hazards. Many seem discouraged and difficult to get involved in ministry.
- Sermon Tour in Japan – Several of the
Rengo churches have requested that we come before we relocate to the US. Pray
for this touring schedule
- 02/02 Machida Kanai Baptist Church
- 02/16 Yurigaoka Baptist Church
- 02/23 Crossroad Church (our home church)
- 03/08 Uji Baptist Church, Kyoto. We both are looking
forward to visiting Kyoto again and on 2/9 meeting with the Rengo Kansai
- Our CPI Leadership Team will have an important retreat
Feb 26-27. We will finalize succession from John’s leadership
and plan for the next two years. Pray that we would all sense God’s perfect
will and maximize our time together.