This month Yoko has written our prayer letter, so without much ado, I’ll hand things over to her. But first, in case you missed it, here’s our latest quarterly newsletter, featuring an important update on our financial partnership needs:
In the latter half of July, Robin and I could settle our summer base at Beulah Camp in New Brunswick. This is my first time in Canada. So Canadian foods, the cool summer, meeting with a lot of people etc., everything is new for me. Though I’m still trying to adjust to these things, I’m also enjoying new these experiences. Anyway, we could begin Partnership Development in Canada. Thank you so much for your continuing prayer.
In July we had some chances to share our testimony and vision at the annual Beulah Camp meeting of the Atlantic District of the Wesleyan Church, and also at some churches. Mainly Robin spoke, but I also greeted and shared my story. I appreciate that many people accepted me warmly and listened to my strong accent English! Through these opportunities, we started to re-connect with partners and meet new people. Thankfully, a number of people showed their interest in our new ministry and shared with us about their receiving challenge based on our story. Praise the Lord!
I would like to mention about my precious experience of joining to the traditional ordination service during the Camp meeting. Seven new pastors were ordinated and three pastors received honour because of their long faithfulness. Each of them were blessed with personal prayers and congratulatory greetings. So I felt that t2his service was not only a ritual but also very warm and celebratory. Also, I was privileged to line up and enter as part of the ministers’ spouses party. It was a really beautiful time!!!
Here’s our schedule for the rest of August. Please pray for us to make new connections, especially at the National Conference.
- 8/11 – Westchester Wesleyan (Westchester NS)
- 8/14-15 – National Conference of the Wesleyan Church (near Montreal QC)
- 8/18 – Trinity Wesleyan (Bristol-Florenceville NB)
- 8/25 – Lighthouse Wesleyan (Grand Manan NB)
I’m looking forward to meeting many of you during our travels!
God bless you!
⁃ Yoko (and Robin)