July Prayer Letter

Dear praying friends,

March’s natural disaster has brought a lot of attention to Japan.  The current deathtoll is over 20,000 people. However, there is another statistic that many people don’t know: Over 30,000 commit suicide in Japan every year.  And now, this year’s natural disaster is just adding to the ongoing tragedy of hopelessness; there were 20% more suicides reported this May compared to the same period last year.

All of this just emphasizes the truth that Japan is a nation in desperate need of hope. If this was true before March 11, how much more obvious is it now? 

Please continue to pray for the continuing relief efforts in north-eastern Japan. Pray that God will use this disaster to draw people to Himself. Pray that the Church will be effective in reaching out to lost people with the love of Jesus. Pray for hope.

My July Prayer Needs:

While you are praying for Japan, here are some specific things you can pray about on my behalf:

– My English students.
– My Japanese studies.
– Youth ministry at Nagoya-Higashi Church on 7/9.
– Music & testimony at Nagoya-Higashi on 7/10.
– English Club event on 7/24.
– Kids’ Camp at the Toyota Church on 7/31 & 8/1.

Thank you for your continuing partnership with me in Japan!




Earthquake Relief
Click here for info on how you can help: http://www.crashjapan.com

Related News Articles:
Re: Suicides
Re: Deathtoll

(posted June 30 2011)


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