We are marching towards establishing a church in Nagayo and delete it from the list of unchurched towns forever! See where we are and how you can participate (The following link will send you to a different page):
2023, HERE WE GO!
Once in history, Nagasaki was the door through which the Gospel arrived in Japan. The Heavens were open over this area! The Good News spread rapidly, like fire, but eventually was put out - with the blood of hundreds of faithful men and women. We believe God has not forgotten the sacrifice of these martyrs and will still honor their faithfulness. He has called us to this very place to preach Jesus. We said YES to His call.
Come with us and let us proclaim that He is not dead but is surely alive!
We hope to count on your prayers and partnership this year!
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2023 Praise and Prayer Requests
THIS IS THE YEAR!!!!!
This is the year that the Lord has appointed to establish the first church in Nagayo once and for all. We are honored to be part of the team that He has sent over to this area for centuries.
We have been encouraged by Him that this work belongs to Him and therefore, He will provide all that is necessary to do so, if we just believe. Sure enough, He has been surprising us on a weekly basis in various ways, finances, volunteers, contractors, missions teams! If you would like to volunteer or just visit, whether you are in Japan or overseas, get in touch!
At last, Nagayo, the 4th largest unchurched town in Japan will have its own church. Thank you for your involvement.
Thank you for joining us at this historical moment.
See the the updates here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Aay5vEsqr42tVHms7
Read about the project here: https://nagasakichurch.com/
Serenity Quick Update
As some of you know, our baby Serenity was born in March 2020 with a rare disease called Biliary Atresia. She had a big surgery in May but eventually needed to have a liver transplant in October of the same year.
11/2021 - Serenity went back to Tokyo to do her one year post-transplant follow up. Everything good!
1/2022 - Surgery to fix her belly button hernia. She spent two nights at the hospital with mommy. Thankfully it all went well.
11/2022 - Second annual post-transplant follow up. All good!!!
She continues to take two immunosuppressants, which is much better than the initial ten medications. Still, we are in faith for further decrease!
Thank you for your continuous prayer and encouragement!
Living Life to Honor God
"Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly as unto the Lord. For he honors those who honor him."
This has been one of the key principles in the discipleship I am doing with one man. Once, he was a suicidal, now he is a new creature who is hungry for God. And as he seeks the Lord, he is seeing so much transformation in his life and is experiencing that it is worthwhile living his life for Jesus.
It's the same concept we have been talking about to our kids. They are getting it and seeing with their own eyes the blessing that comes from it.
How about you?
Whether you work, study, give finances, relate to others inside or outside of your home, your leisure time, what you do in front of the computer or on the phone, do you keep in mind that through all of that, you may be honoring or dishonoring God?
Think about that.
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And here what we learned with this baby...
"But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd."
2023 Japan Church Plant Missions - Church in Nagasaki