2019 Feb/Mar Update

Dear Beloved in Christ and Partner in the Gospel,

This month we’d like to share a short video clip to help give a bigger picture of how God is working in our community, team and church life.

Yochien & Waseda Community

Brooke will be starting preschool at a public Japanese yochien this week!  She is excited for this big step, while Mom & Dad are both a little nervous and excited for her at the same time!  This change also cracks the door open even wider into the Waseda community as we meet many other schoolchildren and their families.  Please pray for God’s blessing and grace as we jump into this new stage of life, and for opportunities to share the Gospel.     

Team Health & Transitions

This is a big year of transitions for our team. We have new staff who are raising support and hoping to join us in Tokyo soon, and at the same time several of us are planning for upcoming home-assignments in the US later this year.  Please pray that we will prepare well for these transitions. Pray for continued strengthening and bonding as a team, and that God will give grace and peace through the transitions! 

Small Church & Disciplemaking

This Spring we will celebrate the first anniversary of our small-church group!  We are filled with joy to see how God has formed this community and given us love for one another.  We also have a growing desire to see younger believers grow into disciplemakers.  Please pray that we will first value Christ as our greatest treasure, and that our passion to love God will naturally spill over into the lives of others.  Pray for protection over our hearts and unity as we seek to plant seeds for the next generation of disciplemakers!

Thank you so much for lifting us up in prayer!  We are lifted up each day by your prayers and encouragement, and so grateful to be able to share these specific requests with you. We’re always glad to  know how we can pray for and encourage you in life and ministry as well, so please keep in touch!     

In His love,

John, Jo Beth, Brooke & Bonnie

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