- 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 (Nagoya Central Church) and outreach being done for a second church plant in our neighboring prefecture of Mie!)
- Pray the Japanese would be equipped to reach other Asian Nations
- Pray as a family has come to the outskirts of Nagoya and are helping to start a new Christian School. Pray as they begin in September 2023.
The Carters – September/October 2023
- Praise God for the official launch of Nagoya Central Church!
- 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.
- Please remember to pray for our intern and her time here. Pray that God would use her time here to mature and strengthen her faith and that she would always have a heart for world missions. Also, pray about you yourself or someone you know coming to serve in Japan. If you are at all interested, we’d love to talk with you about it.
- Pray for the non-Christians attending our church to come to saving faith. Pray for the young man who recently expressed interest in becoming a Christian and the follow up by many in our church. Pray for those who have stopped coming to return and for us to be received when we reach out to them. Pray as many of the Christians in our church are suffering deeply. Pray for me as I seek to shepherd them and walk alongside them in their trials. Pray as we are actively recruiting staff and a Japanese Pastor to take over the church.
- Pray for the Christians to be discipled well, grow in the Gospel and reach out to those around them.
- Pray for the Mie Church Planting Work. This is a Presbytery led committee and work. Michael sits on the committee. Recently, there are a variety of important decisions needing to be made. Please pray for wisdom!
- Praise the Lord for the summer interns. We were really blessed with the way they plugged in and loved our community. Pray for a few who are considering coming back! Pray for another who recently became engaged.
- Pray for C as she in on the PTA of the pre-school and elementary school, while also serving with our local Neighborhood Children’s Group. Pray for wisdom, relationships, and connections within the community through these role