August 2013 Prayer Letter

Hi everyone!

I just returned from a few day’s vacation in my Japanese “hometown,” Sayama City, Osaka.  I had a great time of catching up with old friends — some of whom I hadn’t seen since I left Sayama TEN YEARS ago!

Thank you for your prayers for my ministry over the past month.  On July 15, in Nagoya, we hosted a special “Summer Festival” event for our kids English students and their families.  We had a great turn-out, and everyone had a good time. It was a good chance to build stronger relationships between our church and our students. I even got to share a short Bible message, and I’m thankful that these super-energetic little kids actually listened! Please pray for God to keep working in the lives of my students and their families.

On July 21, I visited Shizuoka Immanuel Church, where, in addition to preaching the morning message, I helped put on another kids event.  I think there were close to 20 guests, all non-Christians, including a number of new faces. I’m thankful for God’s blessing on this spiritual bridge-building event!  I’m also thankful for God’s wisdom and energy during a very busy day of ministry! Please pray that Shizuoka Church can build on these relationships and share God’s love with their community.

Meanwhile, I’ve been continuing to work as an assistant for Kelly Shinozawa’s manga ministry.  Just yesterday, I put in a VERY long day doing final edits on the English translation of Manga Genesis, Book 1.  Please pray for this project to give people a greater understanding and appreciation for God’s Word, and a hunger to know more!

In addition to my regular needs, I’d really appreciate your prayers for a couple of specific things in August: Next week is the Immanuel Church’s annual teen camp, “Tonican.”  I’m going to be playing guitar on the worship team, giving a testimony, and helping out however else I’m needed. Please pray for lives to be changed at Tonican this year!

Also, I’m scheduled to preach in Nagoya on August 25. Please pray for me to be able to communicate God’s word clearly in Japanese.

As always, your prayers and support are greatly appreciated!  Thank you for being a part of the team,

– Robin

Robin White — Global Partners, Japan


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