Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve had a good summer wherever you’ve been. Can you believe it’s coming to an end?

In August, after wrapping up my English ministry duties, I traveled to Budapest, Hungary, for the Global Partners Tri-Area Conference.It was great change of pace and scenery, and encouraging to spend time with fellow GP missionaries, worshiping and learning together for a few days.

I got back to Japan just in time to join my church family in Nagoya for a barbecue on the roof of our building (as seen in the photo above) — our last chance, as we move to temporary facilities in September and enter the demolition phase of our re-building project. Please prayfor my church as we go through this time of transition.

Looking ahead at September, it looks like I’ll be away for about half the month! Please pray for my working holiday in Tokyo (9/7-12), the Immanuel Church Chukyo Area Retreat (9/16-17)and my ministry trip to Kure (9/27-30).Kure is a city in Hiroshima prefecture that was affected by the flooding that happened earlier this summer. I’m planning to take part in disaster relief efforts as well as do some more typical church ministries while I’m there.

Meanwhile, your continued prayers are appreciated for our manga ministry project, as I take initial steps with that this Fall.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please click HERE to check out the newsletter I sent out last month.

As always, thank you so much for your partnership in missions in Japan!

– Robin