I have a couple of praise notes this month: My visa extension was finally approved after several months of delays, and I was given three more years! Thank you for your prayers. Meanwhile, there have been some really good conversations happening in my English Bible studies lately. In last week’s class, one lady straight-up asked “How do I believe in Jesus?” — which led to a great opportunity to share the Gospel with her and the others. She hasn’t yet put her faith in Christ, but is clearly searching. Please pray for her and the rest of my English students.
Here are some other prayer points to keep in mind in the coming days and weeks:
- I’ve started translation work on another Bible-based manga (comic) book. (Japanese to English)
- This Friday, March 2, is our monthly English Cafe.
- March 3-7 I’ll be in Tokyo for the Immanuel Church annual conference. This is a transition year, so please pray for the denomination as they elect a new president and leadership team. Pray too for the churches that will be going through transitions in the coming weeks, after pastors have received their assignments at conference.
- This month’s English Bible studies are on 3/8 and 3/18 and I’ll be leading worship on 3/14. (EDIT: Moved to 3/21)
Thank you again for your continued prayer and support for me and our partners here in Japan!