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October 2020

Dear Prayer Partners, Cindy’s Surgery & Recovery In August, Cindy was hospitalized for one week with a severe case of diverticulitis. After being released, her condition worsened and she had to be readmitted. Following 2 weeks of testing, fasting, and antibiotics, she underwent an operation to removed 11 inches of her colon and repair a […]

July 2020

July 30, 2020 Sunshine in the Rain In Japan, we have had a longer than usual rainy season. Amid the rain, we are reminded that God is in our midst. COVID 19 is still a real threat in Japan, but little by little our church family is returning to worship together. Laughter and fellowship once […]

May 2020

Dear Prayer Partner, COVID-19 in Japan I never imagined COVID -19 would cause so much havoc. Schools in our city closed on March 2nd. On April 16th, the Japanese government declared a national state of emergency (not a lockdown). Here in Japan, many people are telecommuting, but many more continue going to work as usual. […]

January 2020

January 6, 2020 Dear Prayer Partner, Christmas in Our New Building Christmas is a time of great rejoicing. A time we reflect on Jesus’ birth. A time we thank God for His most precious gift to us, our Savior. God sent us to Japan to share this precious gift with the Japanese people. Oh, how […]

June 2019

June 29, 2019 Dear Prayer Partner, Our Sending Church Closes Its Doors Inevitably, all of us experience the bittersweet seasons of life. Last month was one of those seasons for us. On May 26th, our sending church of 35 years closed its doors. Our hearts broke as we said goodbye to those who have so […]

February 2019

February 12, 2019 Dear Prayer Partner, A Good Christmas Season God gave us a good Christmas Season. God blessed us with over 40 in both of our main Christmas services. As usual, a good number of lost people attended our various Christmas services. Pray for God to work in the hearts of the lost who […]

October 2018

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 […]

June 2018

June 22, 2018 Dear Prayer Partners, God’s Showers of Blessings June and July are our rainy season in Japan. This year, God has sent us His showers of blessings. It is always exciting to see God’s hand at work. We thank the Lord for His wonderful blessings. Two Girls Saved Recently, two Sunday School girls, […]

March 2018

March 8, 2018 Dear Prayer Partners, Record-Breaking Snowfall, Chinese New Year, & Customs Agents… What does record-breaking snow, the Chinese New Year (mid-February), and extra strict customs agent have to do with God’s work in Japan?!? Thank you for asking. When our container of building supplies arrived on February 15th, all three of these conspired […]

December 2017

December 27, 2017 Dear Prayer Partner, Building Remodeling Thank you for praying for us as we continue to work on remodeling the new building God has given us. Last month, we signed a contract with a local builder, who will be doing our plumbing, electrical, gas, and concrete work. Last week, the trash was finally […]