This month I’ve been busy entertaining some unexpected guests — my parents! My pastors and some others were in on the plan, but I had no idea they were coming. I was graciously given permission to take a few days off to travel with my parents, so over the past week we took a trip to Osaka, Nara and Kyoto to see the sights and visit with some of my friends. The photo above is of me and my folks with my “Japanese parents” at Nara Park.
Thank you for your continuing prayers and support! In August, we finished the English translation of Manga Genesis, Book 1, and sent it off to the publishers. I played on the worship team at youth camp, where it was great to see God working in teens’ lives. I also had the opportunity to preach at my church in Nagoya. I was preaching in Japanese in front of my parents, so I felt more nervous than usual. But I did OK, and more importantly I felt that God spoke through me. Also, one of my English students attended church for the first time that day! PTL!
This month, I’d ask you to pray specifically for our big English Club event on September 22. We have a special guest musician (Kat McDowell) coming and are hoping for a big turn-out. Pray that God will use this event to draw people to Jesus!
I’m planning to send a full newsletter next month with more details and photos from my summer adventures. Until then, thanks again, and keep praying for Japan!