Wednesday, September 30, 2009
We've also met some great missionaries here who we've become good friends with, you'll be hearing more about these folks as they are some of the very people your Lottie Moon dollars support. We've also made some great Japanese friends since we've been here, tonight we had dinner with T-san, a friend who we've met with a bunch since we've been here. It was very sad to say goodbye to her, however its comforting to know she's in good hands. We're sad to leave the country and the work behind, but at the same time we do look forward to enjoying America and our friends and family again. This trip has been amazingly quick and in the words of a former journeymen here concerning her time here, 'I blinked and it was over'. Thanks to everyone who prayed for us while we were here, God answered your prayers on an almost daily basis.
Monday, September 28, 2009
For our last 5-minute English session today, God worked through one of the new interns to lead 2, yes TWO Japanese to Christ. He is super cool to let us be a part of that today. Wow! Please pray that R-San and S-San take hold of their new faith, that the missionaries here properly disciple them, and that they are bold in their faith.
Please pray for Matt and I as we meet with two of our contacts tomorrow for lunch and dinner. Pray that we effectively share the gospel message with A-San tomorrow and that she connects with Amanda so that Amanda can follow-up with her after we leave. Please pray for K-San that God continues to work on her heart and bring her closer to a relationship with Jesus. She doesn't have a faith at all, but her father would like her to choose a cult instead of Christianity. She is open hearing, but confused.
So, question for you: Can you guess what type of food Matt tried tonight?
Thank you all for taking time to read our blog and pray for us while we're in Japan!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Today was an interesting day as we were able to minister in two different countries, Japan and America. We spent our morning distributing the Hope DVD offer to people in Mitaka and then went to another concert by Lion Tribe at the station in Mitaka. They were great as usual and put on quite the show, the first picture is of them (C-flo, Big Head Ed, and Big Mike) as they like to be called. We were able to get some good contacts from their concert, which is a good thing. We then proceeded to Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Japan (about 45 min west of Mitaka) to take the journeymen and ISC'ers we've been working with to American soil again. They had a great time as they got to experience American culture and food again. We even had Chili's for dinner! It was just like America with giant portions, refillable drinks, and English menus, we all enjoyed it. It was nice to be able to minister to the missionaries here as their time away from America and home does wear on them. Through something as simple as taking them to an American military base it brought them such great joy. We would ask that you continue to pray for us, please pray for our protection from Satan, our health, and our boldness in proclaiming God's Word. We would also ask you to pray for our group as we are having a cookout/worship time this coming Sunday at one of the parks. We are inviting the Japanese to come and experience an American cookout plus some worship time. Please pray that they are open and receptive to the invitation as well as the Word that is presented there.