Almost-October Prayer Letter

Hi everyone,

I’m sending my October prayer letter a little early, as you can see.  This is because there are some new ministries starting in early October that need your prayers.  Please read and pray!  But first, some things to be thankful for…

This month I’m thankful because:

 • 2 new (non-Christian) students joined my Saturday English class this past week. We now have 30 students — over 1/3 of whom are from outside the church! 

• One of my non-Christian students came to prayer meeting for the first time last week.

• I had the opportunity to minister through testimony and music to the youth at our area reatreat a couple of weeks ago.  It was a fun and encouraging time for all!

• One of the guys from Nagoya-Higashi Church youth group recently gave his heart to the Lord!  You may remember me telling you about this group of about 10 teens, all from non-Christian backgrounds.  This is the first to make a profession of faith.  PTL!

Please pray for:

• 2 new English programs we’re starting at the Nagoya church: a weekly class for beginners (starting Oct. 4) and a monthly “English Cafe” (starting Oct. 7). The Cafe is an informal time of practicing English over coffee, snacks and games, and is aimed at people of a slightly higher level English abililty. Please pray that conversations turn naturally to spiritual things.

• I’ve been invited to another church in Shizuoka to do some kids ministry the weekend of Oct. 15-16. Pray for safe travel and effective ministry.

• Please keep praying for my regular English classes, worship leading, and Japanese studies as well.

Thank you for partnering with me in this ministry.  Spiritual bridges are being built in Japan, and you are helping to build them!

– Robin (2011/09/27)

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