Summer Greetings!

July 31, 2018

Hello from Japan! We pray you are all enjoying the summer.  A big typhoon just passed West Japan and it’s so hot now. Please pray for those who were affected by the heavy rain.

July went by quickly! One BIG praise is we have a new brother in Christ. Mr. Saito was baptized on July 8th. His wife and two children are believers and they prayed for his salvation for the last 18 years. Our God is so faithful!

Please pray for Mr. Saito as he begins his new journey as a follower of Christ!












We went to Tokyo to renew Logan’s passport and we had a chance to see our dear friends from DBU! We enjoyed meeting their baby girl!

Thankful for good friends!












We partnered with another church to host the Children’s Camp. Most of these children came from non-Christian homes. It was encouraging to see their excitement as they heard the gospel.

Please pray for the seeds that were planted.











Our friend from our sending church came to visit us for a few days. It was so good to see him again and we had a great time together. Thank you, Joel, for coming to see us and encouraging us!

With men at our church. The man wearing a black shirt is the one who got baptized.












We were all blessed by the gifts Joel brought from America! Our friends from Sunday School class are so generous and we appreciate their support!

Huge thank you to everyone who blessed us with these gifts!












We have been busy working at Hope House. We will be able to share more information soon, but there is a lot to be done in order for the house to be ready to be used for ministries. We invited one of our Japanese friends to Hope House to have dinner since she will be moving to another country soon. She thought this ministry house could bless many people because of its size and warm atmosphere.

Please pray for God’s provision for Hope House.












We helped with the VBS at our sister church. About 20 children gathered from 3 different churches. All the kids seemed to have fun learning about the Bible, getting to know each other, singing, and playing games!

These children represent the future of Japanese Christians! Please pray for them!












We had a farewell party for our Korean friend who has been attending our English Bible Study and Worship for the last 6 months. We really enjoyed seeing him every week and our boys loved playing baseball with him!

Please pray for Mr. Yu who is wearing a white t-shirt. He will be going to Korea next week.












Before we close, we want to share two big prayer requests. Yu and the boys were in a car accident this month. Thankfully, no one was injured. However, the car needs to be fixed and our insurance will not cover everything.  Right now, we don’t have enough funds to cover the cost.  It has been such an overwhelming process for us. We believe God is in control and He will provide everything we need. Please pray with us for His provision.


Second prayer request is for our dog, RT(Rat Terrier). Recently, he was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, and our vet believes he has a few months to live. Needless to say, we are all so shocked and discouraged. Luke is having such a tough time with this.  Please pray we can provide the care our dog needs and we can all feel God’s presence and peace during this time.

The one on the right is RT and the one on the left is Eli. We brought them from America 7 years ago.















Thank you all so much for your prayers! When we get discouraged, we think of those who are praying for us and supporting us, and we are reminded so many prayer warriors are praying for us. Thank you from the bottom of our heart! We pray for God’s peace, guidance, and provision for all of you.

Categories: Hope for Japan News, Prayer Needs.