- Pray for the growth of Christianity to continue in Nagoya
- Pray for national leaders to rise up and lead within the Church
- Pray for two 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 Wilson’s and Bakelaar’s as they are on Home Ministry Assignment until Summer 2019. Pray as the team takes over their job responsibilities in their absence.
- 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 this past summer.
- On November 3rd our team spent a day visioning and dreaming about the future in Nagoya. Pray as we seek wisdom in what steps are necessary to move forward in the future and how we can better partnership with our Japanese brothers and sisters.
The Carters – November 2018
- Praise God for receiving tax exempt status and smoothly finishing signing the contracts and transferring of money for the Nagoya Ministry Center!
- Pray for the design committee, made of six members, as they work with the renovation company on new designs for the building. Pray the renovation costs won’t increase and the work will be completed by a March 1 move in. Pray for peace in the decision making.
- Prayer for my sermon preparation time. Pray I would be faithful to presenting Christ in the text, for my translation and the time it takes to translate, and for my Japanese tutor who helps check and teach me how to write more naturally. I am having the privilege to preach 2-3 times a month throughout the Nagoya area. Pray as I preach and as I share about our work in the City.
- Pray for the upcoming PCJ General Assembly on November 23-24. This is where all the pastors and elders in the denomination come together to share. Pray as I will also be giving an update at GA.
- Last week we attending the funeral of a dear brother from the Okazaki Church, Mr. Ichikawa. His son is also a friend of ours and Pastor in the German Alliance Mission. We praise God Mr. Ichikawa is home with his Savior but pray for the children, spouses and grandchildren who are grieving his sudden loss. He was a gentle man who lit up a room with his smile. We praise God for the way he cared for us when we first arrived in Japan.