October 17, 2018
Dear Prayer Partners,
Making Progress on Our New Building
We are still working on renovating our new building. We have good progress, but still have a ways to go. The drywall is up and we are now preparing the walls for finishing. At our current pace, we should be able to move into the building by next spring. As with most renovations, there have been quite a few unexpected expenses. Please pray with us that God will supply the necessary funds for these. Pray also for extra wisdom and strength as we split our time between building renovations and carrying on the regular ministry of Agape.
We are excited about the future of God’s work here in Nagaoka. God has given us an amazing location and a wonderful opportunity to reach even more Japanese with His wonderful life-giving message. Please pray with us about the future of Agape.
Three years ago, the Hills arrived in Japan as new missionaries. Since then, they have been studying Japanese and working with us here in Nagaoka. From December, they will be starting a new work in Niigata City (45 miles from us). For the past 15 years, we have been praying about the need for a church to be started in this major city. We are so thankful for the Hills and for how God has led them to start Hope Baptist Church in Niigata City. Please pray for God to bless and use them and their new work. Japan has many more needy cities like Niigata. Pray with us that God will send Japan many more missionaries like the Hills.
Thank you for praying and giving. What a blessing you are to us. God bless you.
Co-Laborers for Christ,
Mike & Cindy Burgett