We got to see Sight and Sound’s Jonah with our dear friends, Baron and Jen Smith, and our families to celebrate Baron’s birthday and mine. Sight and Soundにて。お誕生日祝いを兼ねて、友人家族と「ヨナ」を鑑賞しました。

So much has happened since our last update. We had the honor to speak to a Korean church about the need in Japan. We’ve traveled to PA and FL and shared our vision for Japan with churches and individuals. God has brought many ministry partners into our lives.

Thank you for your prayers for us as we travel. We made it safely back to Travelers Rest, SC without incident. We did battle a bit of a stomach virus while in PA, but God blessed our time with believers there and in FL. We are looking forward to seeing our daughter born in the next few weeks.

We are now at 65% of our needed monthly pledge support. Only one third of the way left! We are almost there. We are expecting much more support from individuals and churches in the next few months.

We are planning on leaving for Japan at the end of August. Although everything has not been solidified yet, our plan for when we arrive in Japan is for me to study Japanese full-time with the goal of preaching in Japanese in two years. We also plan to visit multiple churches in the Chiba/Tokyo area during my time in language school. Having friendships with believers in the area will be essential as we reach the people of Japan with the Gospel. It’s so exciting to be a part of what God is doing in Japan!

We still need about $2000 a month more. To help us reach our monthly need, join our monthly support team. Click here and sign up with a monthly pledge amount of $200, $100, $50 or $25. (Email us if you have trouble with this so we can help set it up.)

Take 7 minutes to watch our video about the need in Japan and visit our website here. Let your friends know about our ministry by posting our video or website on Facebook.

What a joy to spend time with the Conovers (he was my youth pastor about 25 years ago) and to speak at their church. 25年前の私のユースパスター(青年たちへの牧師)でおられたコノーバー先生ご夫妻と共に。先生が牧会されている教会で礼拝を取り次ぐことが来たことは、大きな喜びでした。

Visited Ft. Desoto with our dear friends, Rob and Amy Garland, in Tampa. 友人のガーランド家と共に、フロリダ州タンパにある要塞にて。