Hi everyone,

This month’s photo is of our Global Partners / World Gospel Mission team in Tokyo, at the Immanuel Church annual conference. It was great catching up with Japanese pastors from around Japan as well as these fellow missionaries.

Spring is transition time in Japan, and since there are several pastors retiring this year, there are a lot of churches going through pastoral transitions. Please pray for these pastors and churches as they adjust to these changes.

As I mentioned last month, I’m starting a hiking ministry with a friend (Kenji) from my church. We’ve been to the mountains twice since then for our first couple of adventures. Please continue to pray for our safety and for God’s guidance as this new ministry takes shape.

This month, I’d especially appreciate your prayers for our English ministry event on Easter Sunday (4/16). Pray that many of my English students will come out to celebrate with us, connect with the church and hear about the Good News about Easter.

Here are some other dates to pray for in April:

4/7 — English Cafe

4/12 — Leading worship at Prayer Meeting

4/13 — Easter Brunch for one of our English Bible study groups

4/23 — My monthly English Bible Study

Thank you for your partnership with our mission in Japan through your faithful prayers and giving! You are much appreciated! Happy Easter!

– Robin