Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve had a great month. The highlight of September for me was a trip to Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan, where I took part in the annual holiness meetings with the IGM churches in that area. I had the opportunity to preach in the youth and young adults session. Preaching in Japanese is always a challenge, and I definitely sensed my own limitations, but I also felt God’s presence and strength, and was able to communicate clearly to a very open and responsive group. Thank you for praying!

Meanwhile, I recently got the results from the Japanese Proficiency Test I took back in the summer… and it’s a pass! Actually I did really well, so thanks for your prayers for that too.

This month, in addition to my regular ministries here in Nagoya, I’m planning a trip to Hamamatsu, where I’ll be leading games and giving a message for a kids outreach event... This time I’ll be working in English, but would still appreciate your prayers!

October Prayer Points:

  • 10/02 – English Cafe.
  • 10/10 – Leading worship at a returnees gathering.
  • 10/14 – Leading worship at our prayer meeting.
  • 10/18 – Kids event in Hamamatsu.
  • Continuing Japanese studies — next test in December!
  • Regular English classes and Bible studies.

I couldn’t do all this without you! Thank you for being a part of what God is doing in Japan!

– Robin