Nagoya, Japan

  • Pray for the growth of Christianity in Nagoya.
  • Pray for the Seminary to help train and equip national leaders to rise up and lead within the Church…recently New Morning Mercies, a devotional by Paul Tripp, has been translated and is on sale as of November 2023.  We look forward to using this in our church and have already purchased 20 copies for various people, including one for each family in our church plant.
  • Pray for the church planting work in our Presbytery (Currently there is one church plant (Nagoya Central Church) and outreach being done for a second church plant in our neighboring prefecture of Mie!)
  • Pray as a family has come to the outskirts of Nagoya and are helping to start a new Christian School.  Pray for this school to meet the educational need of missionaries in and around Nagoya.

The Carters – March 2024

Pray for all of us preaching to be faithful to the text. Pray for our own hearts as we seek to apply the Scriptures personally. Pray for those who come, that the Holy Spirit would work in their hearts.

  • Pray for the planned baptism at Easter.  Pray Mr. R will continue with the classes and we as a church can faithfully walk alongside him. 
  • Pray for God to provide a Japanese pastor and missionaries who can help with the ministry.
  • Praise God we will have another 11 month intern starting in September.  Pray as she raises support, graduates university, and as we prepare for her to serve alongside us.
  • Pray as we are losing two more of our original “vision team” units.  (Both are due to moves.) We are excited for both units and their calling, but will miss them dearly.  They have been an encouragement to us and the church.  Pray God will provide others to step in.  
  • Pray for Cathalain as she is has set her main goal to focus on discipleship this year.  She currently facilitates a Bible Study in Okazaki once a month (an hour away), meets with a young single woman on staff in Yokkaichi twice a month (45 minutes away). is meeting with three different women coming to our church throughout the month, will be at the high school two mornings a week, has a parenting Bible Study once a month with five other young moms, and is is going to be more involved in assisting the Director of Parakaleo Japan in 2024.  Pray for all these relationships with women, wisdom for Cathalain, and for the Spirit to be moving in the hearts of these women.
  • Pray for Michael that God would be glorified through his preaching and that God would use his sermons to bring people to faith.  Pray as he continues to lead the church plant and for wisdom in moving the church into the next phase.  Pray as he is meeting with young men and seeking to disciple them. Pray for wisdom in the many conversations he needs to have.
  • Praise the Lord for the two transfers of membership in January.  It was a sweet celebration and a reminder God is building his church.

Prayer Team