After returning to Indianapolis early last Sunday morning we are still navigating our family through the re-entry process. We appreciate your prayers, encouragement & support during this crucial time of transition for our family. We appreciate requests to hear about our year in Japan. We are excited to share what we experienced and saw the … More Want to Hear About Our Year in Japan?
Dearest Ministry Support Family: This is our final greetings from Sapporo. We are all packed up and leave on the first of 4 airplanes today for our 24-hour journey home (depart 1am June 1 Indy time & arrive June 2 at 1am). Can you please please pray that our trip goes smoothly and that we … More 24-Hours of Adventure: Pray For Our Journey Back to USA.
As we wrap up the final days of ministry in Japan, we want to thank you for your gracious prayer and financial support and inform you of some important updates. We have been strongly advised to use the month of June to transition our family home well, wrap up our year in Japan and continue … More Important Ministry Update
We had an incredible final Sunday in Iwamizawa with the believers of Vine Church (photo above). We have enjoyed relationships and ministry partnership with Pastor Nakajima for many years and it was a joy to serve him and his congregation every month with preaching, training and fellowship together. I (Troy) preached my final sermon from Philippians 1:3-6 … More Final Sunday in Japan | Farewell to Iwamizawa Church
Dearest Ministry Support Family: Greetings from Sapporo, Japan! We are 1 week away from our June 1 return to the USA! We have finished out most of our ministry responsibilities and are in the process of helping our children reflect on their life experiences this past year and say goodbye to Sapporo (think “Goodnight Moon” … More Our Final Week in Japan + Transition to USA + Support Update
Prayer Need: Please pray for Troy’s preaching (Rachel interpreting) schedule this weekend at Grace Church in Sapporo. This will be our final Sunday at Grace Church as we will be with Iwamizawa Church next Sunday: “God’s Plan + Power vs Yours”, Joshua 1-9 (College Ministry, Sat at 4am EDT) “Thank You” – Philippians 1:3-6 (Believers’ … More Prayer Need for Preaching Schedule | Final Sunday in Sapporo
We are praising God here in Sapporo that 3 Japanese believed in Jesus & 2 more are starting Discovery Bible Study after last weekend’s “Harvest Hour” Outreach initiative at Grace Church Sapporo. Please pray for these new disciples as they are being equipped to grow and make disciples among their friends and family. Pray also for the other … More Praise God: More Japanese Disciple-Makers
Dearest Ministry Support Family: Today is a BIG ministry day & we are desperate for your prayers: Rachel is traveling w Lucy to her hometown of Asahikawa to spend the day with her childhood friend, Megu. Rachel’s primary goal is to open up her Bible and plead with Megu to believe in Jesus. Rachel has shared … More BIG Prayer Needs Today in Japan…
Urgent Prayer Need: It’s us…again. We can’t make this stuff up. As I (Troy) was typing the previous post, our friend from the local grocery (Sugai-san) just stopped by unexpectedly to give us food she prepared for us. This is unusual to stop by in the morning unannounced & stay so we see this as … More Urgent: Pray for Sugai-san who just dropped in.
Dearest Ministry Support Family: Its me again. As we continue to rejoice in Christ for His work in and through Aya, we also want to request that you join us in praying for Hitomi, another mom from Tessa’s Kindergarten. Rachel will be meeting with Hitomi today to discuss the gospel from the Bible at 10pm … More Pray for Hitomi…that the gospel seed would bear multiplying fruit.