Worshiping together at the GP Summit

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re doing well. As we mentioned in our previous prayer letter, the last week of July we had the opportunity to travel to Europe for a conference and some vacation time. 

The conference, held in Greece, was the Global Partners missionary summit, a rare gathering for all GP missionaries serving around the world. It was an encouraging time of worship, learning and fellowship. It was also an opportunity to reflect on the mission; on GP’s past, present and future; and on our place in it. To be reminded that our mission is not actually our mission, but God’s mission, which are invited to be a part of. So God’s mission is our mission (not the other way around).

And as a bonus, we also got to do a little sight-seeing while we were there. 

At the Acropolis in Athens on a very hot day

We’re thankful for this time away, but also to be back in Japan.

Here are some ministries and needs to be praying for:

1. This coming Sunday (7/23) we lead worship at Immanuel Komatsu Church. Please pray for God’s leading and anointing, and for Him to strengthen our voices, which aren’t at 100% at the moment.

2. Next Wednesday (7/26) we’re scheduled to speak at a prayer meeting at Uchinada Bible Church. Please pray for us as we promote Drawbridge Creations, as well as share a short message and maybe a song.

3. Please pray, too, as we plan and prepare for the rest of the year. We’re currently prepping content for the next few months of Waypoints, and planning ahead for some travel, ministry and promo work we’ve got scheduled in the Fall.

Thank you as always for your prayers and giving! We appreciate your partnership in God’s mission in Japan!