Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!!!

December 28, 2016

Christmas newsletter 2016

Christmas 2016

As we share the true meaning of Christmas with our friends in Japan, our hearts are filled with gratitude for all of you because we would not be here without your prayers and support. God continued to bless our ministries this year. We had a chance to share the gospel with more than 100 people every week. This Christmas was extra special because one of our high school students was baptized. And thanks to many of you, we gave a children’s Bible to the families that come to our weekly ministries. We are overwhelmed by your continued prayers and support. Thank you so much for partnering with us to share God’s love with Japanese people. As we end this year, would you please consider giving a one time gift or giving monthly as we continue to share His good news? You may already be aware that we are self-funded. Hope for Japan is currently 20% behind in monthly support. Please give online at https://sending.org/worker/michael-and-yu-towery or send a check (Memo: Hope for Japan) to FBCA Global Ministries, 301 S. Center St. Arlington, TX 76010. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at michaelandyu@gmail.com anytime. We included below a link and picture of our newsletter.  We pray you have a blessed Christmas and a happy new year!

Christmas newsletter 2016

Christmas newsletter 2016

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We need your help!

December 10, 2016

We have been reading the children’s Bible at the end of our English class every week. All the kids love listening to the Bible stories and they ask many questions. Since most of them come from non-Christian homes, they do not have a Bible. We decided to give the bilingual children’s Bible to all families that come to our weekly ministries. We need your help to buy all the Bibles we need. Please consider giving $30 (cost of 1 Bible) or more so all families can receive the Bible. If you have given or plan to give, please email us at michaelandyu@gmail.com so we can put your name on the poster for everyone to see at our church. We know it will mean so much to them. You can give in memory or honor of someone.

Please use the following site to give: https://sending.org/worker/michael-and-yu-towery

Thank you so much in advance for blessing many families and making this Christmas extra special!

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Categories: Hope for Japan News.

Fall Memories

December 10, 2016

Hello! We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

It is getting colder here in Sendai and we had our first snow of the season today. We have many exciting events coming up, but we wanted to share about some of our memories from this fall. God continues to bless the ministries here and it is such an honor to see the ways He changes people’s hearts. Thank you for your continued and support. Please write us anytime to let us know how we can pray for you!

 We continue to visit several temporary housings once a month.  Many residents have moved to their new home or a new government housing, but there are some that are left in the temporary housing.


We continued to visit several temporary housings once a month. Many residents have moved to their new home or a new government housing, but there are some that are left in the temporary housing.

Luke and Logan love delivering vegetables and small gifts to the residents.

Luke and Logan love delivering vegetables and small gifts to the residents.

Luke baked cookies and sold them to raise money for the missionaries in Asia and Africa.

Luke baked cookies and sold them to raise money for the missionaries in Asia and Africa.

Our English classes and worship for children are growing!

Our English classes and worship for children are growing!

Michael continue to lead the Bible study and worship on Sunday night.

Michael continues to lead the Bible study and worship on Sunday night.

We hosted the "Chili Party" and it was so much fun!

We hosted the “Chili Party” and it was so much fun!

Children who come to our English class sang "Jesus Loves Me" at the church bazaar!

Children who come to our English class sang “Jesus Loves Me” at the church bazaar!

We were so happy to meet some dads and grandparents!

We were so happy to meet some of their dad and grandparents!

Luke and his friend dressed up for the "Bless the children" service.  Our pastor led the prayer of blessing over all the children.

Luke and his friend dressed up for the “Bless the children” service. Our pastor led the prayer of blessing over all the children.

We started having a monthly fellowship for children at our church to teach them about missions.

We started having a monthly fellowship for children at our church to teach them about missions.

Categories: Family, Hope for Japan News.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!

We are SO thankful for all of your prayers and support. We wouldn’t be here without your support! Please know how much we appreciate you!

There was a pretty big earthquake this week (we are okay!) and so many people called us and wrote us to check on us. We felt loved! We are thankful God has sent us here to share His love. He is doing amazing things and we are honored to be a part of His wonderful plan. Please continue to pray for Japanese people!

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

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Sunday Night Bible Study

August 18, 2016

We partner with one of the local churches and help them lead the English Bible Study and worship on Sunday nights.  We hosted a summer BBQ fellowship recently and we all had a wonderful fellowship.  Many people who come to this ministry are interested in both English and the Bible, so teaching the Bible in English is a great way to minister to them!  We are also thankful to partner with Japanese believers and our missionary friends, Kevin and Donna Qualls, as we consider them as our team members!  Please continue to pray for this ministry!

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Christian Retreat

August 18, 2016

We led the Children’s Retreat at the Northern Japan Baptist Association Retreat. More than 100 people from 12 Baptist churches in northern Japan gathered to have worship and fellowship together. We had about 20 children and had a great time with them. Many of these children came from Fukushima and they have been going through a difficult time due to many different reasons. We are thankful God gave us this opportunity to minister to them and to encourage them. It was also a blessing to meet many believers from different churches and to learn about their ministries. We look forward to keeping in touch with them and partnering with them!

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Summer Party

August 18, 2016

Hello!  We apologize for not being able to update much recently.  But God has been doing amazing things here and we will be sharing many stories with you!

We teach English to children at our church every week and most children come from non-Christian homes. Thanks to your prayers, this ministry continues to grow. We had a summer party and we all enjoyed a banana split! After each class, we share a story from the Bible and have a prayer time together. Several children and moms are asking questions about the stories they heard. Please pray they will continue to learn about God and His love!

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Sunday Night Bible Study

August 1, 2015

The Sunday night Bible study at Sendai Baptist just completed its third year. We have had a lot of friendly faces come and go. Many of our students have been college students. Some are older and just wanted a fun place to learn English. This year we have had a strong group of university students studying hard to be a scientist.  At least once a month we try to have a meal together after the worship service that’s after the Bible study. It’s always good to have a fellowship together. They are also so kind to our boys.  We look forward to the rest of the year and how God will guide us as we minister.

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Texas Comes to Sendai

August 1, 2015

We have a lot of people come to Sendai to help with the ministries throughout the year.   It is always a blessing to see the same faces come back year after year.  The BGCT (Baptist General Convention of Texas) has allowed that to happen for at least one of our very good friends.  Sherwood Moffett is a retired missionary to Japan.  He has led many of his students from Texas on teams throughout Japan.  Sherwood is a member of Austin Baptist Church.  He joined the first BGCT that arrived back in 2012 and he has come back to lead a team ever since.  He always has a good group.  And those that could not make this trip were spoken of very fondly by the team members.  This year we had the pleasure of having a professional singer perform at Taitomi Church.  They also helped with the English Bible study and worship on Sunday night.  We really enjoyed having them with us.  But they had to go so that they could help TBC Ishinomaki Mission for a week.  We are thankful for the ways they encouraged us and blessed many lives.

 

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Kids’ English Club

July 30, 2015

Kids’ English Club has had a wonderful year thus far. We were growing nearly every week with a kid here and there before we broke for the spring break.  After our trip to Hawaii we were not sure what the class would be like since our American friend moved back to Florida while we were gone (we miss you guys).   It was a blessing to see that most of our students returned and they invited their friends.  We are also thankful our pastor’s wife helps every week.

We had several guests and teams and more are coming in the fall.  In May, we were so happy to welcome two friends from our home church in Texas.   These guys encouraged us in many ways.  We also received post cards from our American friend’s (she came to Japan twice already and we can’t wait to have her back here!) kindergarten class and our students wrote them back!

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We are now in the middle of summer vacation but we will resume classes in a few weeks.

Please pray that the children will have a save summer break and also that more children will come to our English classes. We are so thankful for each and everyone of the children God has brought to the ministry. We pray He will continue to bring more.

Categories: Hope for Japan News, Prayer Needs.

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