If you follow us on Facebook you’ve no doubt seen these already, but for those who don’t use Facebook, I’ve uploaded a series of videos about our ministry in Japan to our YouTube channel as well. I’ll be sharing this whole series here over the next few days. This is part 1.
I hope you’re all doing well in this strange season we all find ourselves in. Spring has arrived, so it’s time for our quarterly newsletter. Please follow this link to view/download:
– Robin and Yoko
Thank you for your prayers over the past month! Yoko is safely back in Canada after her brief visit to Japan, and Partnership Development is progressing. Here are some updates and prayer points for this month:
1. Financial Partnerships: We had a goal of reaching 60% of our total Faith Promise need in February. According to our official info from Global Partners, we are currently sitting at 58%. However, I know of a few commitments that are still being processed, so I think we might actually be at 60% once they’re on record with GP. Please pray with us that we will continue to gain momentum, and that we can reach at least 70% in March.
2. Upcoming Travels and Ministries: March and early April are going to be super busy, with several days at Kingswood University, followed by 2+ weeks travelling in Ontario. Please pray for protection, fruitful ministry, good connections and new partnerships. For more details on when we’ll be where, check out our calendar HERE.
3. Survey: Thanks again to those who filled out our survey. If you still haven’t filled it out, please do so soon (click HERE) as we’ll be closing it down next week.
4. Meanwhile, in Japan: As you’ve no doubt seen, Japan is in the news due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While not in a state of emergency, the government has closed schools for the next few weeks and is urging people to take precautions. This is affecting the church world, too, and events are being cancelled or postponed. Our partner denomination, the Immanuel Church, has postponed this month’s Annual Conference until June. Please pray for the Japanese Church during these uncertain times.
Thanks again for your prayers! We’re glad to have you on our team!
– Robin (& Yoko)