April 7, 2016
Dear Prayer Partners,
God blessed our Easter services with 52 attending the morning services and 25 children attending Sunny Kids Club. Several visitors and a number of lost came as well. It was a real tight squeeze for our current building. Please continue to pray with us as we look for a bigger building. Pray that God will continue to bless His work in Nagaoka and that we will continue to have many more Sundays that are tight squeezes.
30 Years in Japan
We arrived in Japan on April 1, 1986. We spent the first 17 years in Chiba at Makuhari Bible Baptist Church. For the last 13 years we have been planting churches in Niigata. This month, Makuhari asked us to come and preach. We had completely forgotten about our April arrival, 30 years ago; but the people of Makuhari had not. They held a 30th year anniversary celebration for us. What a joy it was to spend a Sunday enjoying their fellowship! We were thrilled to see first hand how God is continuing to bless and use them there in Chiba.
Our Son & His Family – Missionaries to Japan
After much prayer, our son, Jonathan and his wife Tabitha and their 7 children are preparing to come to Japan as missionaries. They began deputation in February. Praise the Lord! What an answer to prayer this is! Jon grew up in Japan, and as an MK; he has a grasp of the Japanese language and its culture. We are excited about how God will use our son and his family here in Japan. Please pray for them as they travel to churches raising the support they need.
In case you want more information about Jonathan and Tabitha here is a link to their website.
Thank you for your prayers. You are a real blessing to us. God bless you.
Co-Laborers for Christ,
Mike & Cindy Burgett