Prayer Letter

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March 2018

by Mike Burgett

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

by Mike Burgett

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 […]

September 2017

by Mike Burgett

September 25, 2017 Dear Prayer Partner, Building Remodeling For the last two months, we have been working on the first phase (the tear down phase) of remodeling our new building. We needed to remove many of the existing walls to enlarge the rooms. Since most of these were steel reinforced block walls, this ended up […]

June 2017

by Mike Burgett

Dear Prayer Partner, An Amazing Gift from God Thank you for praying with us about our need for larger facilities with more parking. God has heard and answered your prayers by giving us an amazing piece of property. The property has enough land to park 30 cars, a 3 story, 7300 sq. ft. building, and […]

A Special Thanks

by Mike Burgett

April 5, 2017 Dear Prayer Partners, God Gave Us An Amazing Gift On March 29th, we asked you to pray with us about an amazing piece of property being sold by the Japanese national government. This property was formerly housing for government employees. The property includes 2 buildings and parking space for about 30 cars. […]

A Special Prayer Request

by Mike Burgett

March 29, 2017 Dear Prayer Partner, We Still Need More Space As we’ve mentioned before, we are consistently averaging 40 plus in our services. This is a tight squeeze for our current meeting space (900 sq. ft.). We are thankful for this problem, but it is hampering our growth and keeping us from expanding the […]

March 2017

by Mike Burgett

March 9, 2017 Dear Prayer Partner, Wonderful Opportunities The Christmas season gives us many wonderful opportunities to tell Japanese why Jesus our Savior was born. Though Japanese are typically very resistant to Christianity, during the Christmas season they are often more willing to attend church. As you can see, God blessed us with many attending […]

December 2016

by Mike Burgett

December 5, 2016 Dear Prayer Partners, A Short Furlough We took a quick 3 week furlough in September. We enjoyed visiting our sending church, Beacon Baptist Church, and getting to meet Pastor Cardamone, our new pastor. Of course, we also enjoyed getting to spend some time with our own family as well. One of the […]

August 2016

by Mike Burgett

Dear Prayer Partner, We Need More Room God is continuing to bless the work in Nagaoka. Our current building has been a blessing, but we have outgrown it. We asked you to pray about a building in our last letter, but later discovered zoning regulations would not allow us to use it for a church. […]

June 2016

by Mike Burgett

Dear Prayer Partners, A Wonderful Problem God has continued to bless Agape Bible Baptist Church. We have had a number of big Sundays with over 50 attending. We are consistently running in the 40s. That is a tight squeeze for our current meeting space (900 sq. ft.). This is a wonderful problem, but it is […]