In June I had the opportunity to go to Thailand to take part in the Global Partners Asia/Pacific area retreat. It was great catching up with other GP missionaries, spending time worshiping together, learning together and praying for one another. As you can see from the photo, we also had the chance to ride an elephant! I’m thankful for this time of refreshing and fun!
Back in Japan, I’ve been keeping busy getting ready for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), an international standardized exam for Japanese learners. Preparing for this exam has given me a goal to aim for and will give me a way to measure my progress, as it’s been a long time since I’ve been tested. Please pray for my last few days of cramming!
Meanwhile, our church held a kids outreach event in June, and there were some 42 kids involved. This is great news in itself, but what makes it special for me is that 13 of those kids are English ministry connections. I’m thankful for how God is using this ministry to connect families with our church. Please keep praying for these relationships to deepen and for God to draw our non-Christian friends to Jesus!
Some specific dates and events to pray for:
- 7/3 — English Cafe
- 7/5 — JLPT
- 7/8 — Prayer Meeting
- 7/19 — English Bible Study
- 7/20 — Kids English Summer Festival
Thank you as always for your partnership in reaching Japan for Christ! Your prayers and support are much appreciated!