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Back in Travelers Rest, SC after 4 weeks in PA

   God gave us a wonderful trip to Pennsylvania the past four weeks. We were able to share our vision for Japan with many church people in the area I grew up. God blessed! My best friend from grade school introduced me to multiple pastors in the Philadelphia area. God allowed us to work out four more meetings for a return trip in the fall. While in the Pittsburgh area we spoke to the local church that our dear friends minister to. God blessed once again and we received eight pastoral contacts in the area to reach out to and hopefully set up meetings for the fall as well.

Thank you for your prayers! God is answering them above and beyond what we could ever ask or even think. We have heard from multiple churches that are planning to vote to partner with us in the coming months. Many more individuals have told us they want to join our support team. God is working even when our faith is weak. And in His working He grows our faith.

Right now we are at 20% of our needed $7000/month to leave for Japan. Our goal is to be at 100% by the end of March, next year. We are right on track to accomplish that goal! God has been working in the hearts of you, His people, to join our support team. Thank you, friends.

If you haven’t joined our team, I am trusting God to work in your heart to partner with us in taking the glorious gospel to Japan. We need prayer warriors on our team; commit to pray for us regularly (and reply to let us know you are praying). We need giving warriors on our team; commit to our burden and vision by being a monthly pledge partner (click here and sign up to join our monthly support team). We need going warriors on our team; commit to pray about going to help meet the need in Japan (and contact our mission board here to join our team).

If you have any questions please email us (vanningjapan@me.com) or communicate with us on facebook. We look forward to sharing our burden and vision with you.

Love,
Jared and Nozomi

In school Baron and I used to button our top button on our shirts and joke about being “holy men.” Back then didn’t understand that we aren’t holy because of what we do but because of what Jesus has done for us. We both now serve Him because of what He has done for us. God is good all the time.

What an honor it was to preach to the church family I grew up with and to share our vision for future ministry.

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