- Pray for the growth of Christianity to continue in Nagoya
- Pray for the Seminary to help train and equip national leaders to rise up and lead within the Church
- Pray for the church planting work in our Presbytery (Currently there is one church plant and research being done for a second church plant in our neighboring prefecture!)
- Pray the Japanese would be equipped to reach other Asian Nations
The CBI Team
- CBI’s new website launched! Check it out!
- Pray as recently some members of the CBI team have become sick with Corona. Pray for healing and full recover.
- Pray for Graduation on April 1 and for the new students beginning in April.
The Carters – January/February 2023
- Praise God for the official launch of Nagoya Central Church!
- Now that our church is launched the vision team has fulfilled their role. Throughout January I am meeting with the vision team members as a time of reflection and to vision for the future. We are working on creating a new organizational structure and moving into a new phase of church planting. Pray for wisdom as we all are deciding on our role for the coming year, April 2023-March 2024. Once I meet individually with folks we will meet on January 29 to cast a vision for this next year. Pray for this time.
- Pray as we are still coordinating a rotating sermon series. 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.
- Cathalain is finishing the school year at Kinjo High School next year. Praise the Lord for a giving her such a great year and for how much she loves her “job.” This income has been a huge blessing to us and our support account and is helping to offset our upcoming education costs. Please pray for wisdom about next year.
- Although we have launched we still have a lot left of little things left to do. For example, finalizing Phase 1 of the website, a welcome pamphlet for new people, signage for outside, etc. Pray for the design and marketing team as they finalize these materials.
- Pray for the new families who have come to our church over the past year. Pray for hearts to be changed in those who are not yet Christians and for Christians to faithfully and joyfully walk with the Lord.
- We are multicultural vision team trying to create a church plant to reach Japanese. This is quite challenging at times. Please pray for wisdom as I am making decisions pertaining to Nagoya Central Church. Pray as I listen to many different opinions to discern which way God is leading us. Pray for unity amongst the vision team.
- Pray for a national Pastor to come along and partner with the church plant. Our job is to work ourselves out of a job. We are actively praying and desiring a Pastor to come alongside the church plant. Pray for God’s provision and timing.