Nagoya, Japan

  • Pray for the growth of Christianity to continue in Nagoya
  • Pray for national leaders to rise up and lead within the Church
  • Pray for three churches to be planted in the next five years within Nagoya and surrounding areas
  • Pray the Japanese would be equipped to reach other Asian Nations

The Nagoya Church-Planting Team

  • Pray for the Jensen Family and Darlene has they have all recently completed moving.  Pray for their transition to their new areas.
  • Pray for the Wilson’s and Bakelaar’s as they prepare to go on Home Ministry Assignment this summer.
  • Praise God for the Uechi’s, national partners, who had their second son in June.  Pray for them as parents and especially Kaji has he is hosting a team from America while trying to finish Seminary Classes.
  • Pray for the Higashiyama Grace Community.  This is a new church planting work by our team in eastern Nagoya close to Nagakute.  The launch team is the Yoshimuras, Burns and Darlene.  Pray as they began outreaches last month.
  • Pray for the upcoming denomination wide retreat at the end of July/early August.  Pray it would be a good time of worship and fellowship!

The Carters – July 2018

  • Pray for the building campaign.  Pray God will raise up the necessary finances to purchase and renovate the building.
  • Praise God that while I was away Cathalain and the kids did great. Cathalain taught all my classes and somehow was able to juggle the kids.  She was quite thankful for her many Japanese friends who stepped in and helped watch the kids or cook meals. Praise God I also had good time with my grandmother and family while in the States.
  • Pray as I will be preaching tomorrow (July 1) and again on July 8 at Yokkaichi Church. Pray I would be faithful to presenting Christ in the text and for the hearts of those who hear!
  • Paul Tripp is coming to Japan! The Seminary in Nagoya is launching “Joy of Japan Center” for church planting development.   I am the prayer coordinator for the Nagoya portion of the conference.  Please pray for the conference on 7/13-7/14 and for this new center to be a great support to church planters throughout Japan.
  • Pray for our upcoming July.  We are hosting as 12 member team from Blacksburg, VA. The team will be helping with an English BBQ, three day English Day Camp and our annual church summer festival.  Pray as they are finalizing preparations and pray God would use this team to deepen relationships and introduce us to more people.
Prayer Team