I just got back from a week away at a missionary conference. This year the GP Asia and Turkic/Arabic area M’s joined together with Nazarene M’s from Europe, so it turned out to be a rather large gathering! It was great re-connecting with the GP tribe, talking missions, and worshiping together.
Meanwhile, December has arrived! December is always a busy month, and this year is no exception. Please pray for me about the following this month:
- English Cafe at my church this Friday, December 6.
- Worship leading at prayer meeting next Wednesday, December 11.
- Church Christmas events on the 18th and 22nd in Nagoya.
- Preaching at Immanuel Hirakata Church on Christmas Eve.
- Christmas party for my kids English classes on December 26.
Phew! As you can see, I have a full schedule this month! This is on top of my weekly English classes. Please pray with me for energy, wisdom and anointing to minister effectively throughout the month. As always, your prayers, financial support and encouragement are much, much appreciated!
Thanks, merry Christmas, and happy New Year!
Robin White — Global Partners, Japan
Hi everyone! Here’s my latest newsletter. You can click a link below to view/download a PDF.
Here’s a gallery of photos from our kids event on the 15th. Enjoy!
Thank as always for your continuing prayers. My English ministry in Nagoya is continuing to grow — almost to the point where I almost can’t handle it anymore! A good problem…
In May I started my English Bible study class, and it’s going really well so far. I’ve got 4 students, and we meet twice a month, studying the book of Mark using some ESL Bible study curriculum. 3 of the 4 students are not Christians, and they are really eager to learn! They keep me on my toe with all their unexpected questions.
Meanwhile, my Saturday English class is full! Literally just today, two new students joined us, making it 12 in total, and bringing my total number (all five classes combined) to almost 50 people! I’m thankful for all this growth and interest, but don’t really have time to start any new classes.
Please pray for God to provide the help I need, and the wisdom to lead. And pray that He’ll use this ministry to draw more people to Jesus. Please pray, too, that June will be a really productive month for me. July and August are going to be super busy again, so I want to make sure I’m ready.
Thanks, and God bless!
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” (John 14:27 NLT)
Jesus didn’t promise His followers an easy life, free from pain. He didn’t promises riches or comfort. But He did promise something better, something that this world can’t give: peace of mind and heart.
There are a lot of things I don’t have. But really, I know I don’t need them as long as I have Jesus. To be honest, I don’t always feel that way. But I’m thankful for this reminder, and that it’s true.
Lord, please give me a real sense of Your peace today, and let that determine how I think, how I talk and how I live.
Jesus responded, “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” (John 11:40 NLT)
Like Martha, sometimes I doubt. Sometimes Jesus needs to remind me that His grace is enough. That if I believe, trust and obey Him I’ll see prayers answered, lives changed, His Kingdom come. And through it all, He’s my constant companion.
Jesus, help me to believe.
Again the phrase “Then they will know that I am the Lord” is repeated here. Today this reminded me of the New Testament promise that someday everyone will see and acknowledge Jesus; that “every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” I want to be among those who willingly choose to bow. I choose to worship Jesus now.