Dear Friends and Family,
We hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving! Now Christmas is just around the corner and we are right in the midst of planning our Christmas outreaches.
Sarah (our co-missionary) and Noriko have invited some mothers from Yoshiki’s kindergarten to our house for a Christmas party on December 12th. After much prayer, the Lord has laid upon Noriko’s heart to share her testimony during the party. At this time we would really appreciate your prayer for Noriko’s preparation, boldness and utterance for sharing. We are very much encouraged to know that these mothers as well as the ones from the parenting class have agreed to come to the Christmas service at our church on the 21st, and that their children are even going to perform Christmas songs along with our children!! As Sarah and Noriko serve together in these Christmas outreaches, would you please pray for the Lord’s empowerment and guidance for them, and that He will use these great outreach opportunities to reveal to the hearts of these precious families the glorious power of the gospel of His son, resulting in their future pursuit of Him for salvation!
Home Assignment Update
We have our tickets and will be boarding the plane on March 3, 2015! We are praising the Lord that we have been offered a house to live in Beavercreek, Ohio. The big prayer request now is actual preparing! We have been asked by our mission to move out of our house so they can do some major renovations during our absence in the States. Please pray for the Lord’s daily sustaining strength for us in the upcoming days of our packing and organizing for the move in addition to all the other preparations going on at the same time.
Finally we would like to ask you to lift Chad’s health up in prayer. For over a month he has been dealing with severe stomach pain. We have recently found out that he has a duodenal ulcer (the first part of the small intestine). As Chad goes through this busy time working at the office, preparing for Christmas outreaches, packing our house, and for our upcoming home assignment, please pray for the Lord’s work of complete healing of his body as well as for His work of daily encouragement in dealing with this ongoing physical struggle in his life.
We pray that you will have a very merry Christmas. Our hearts are so grateful for your ever faithful support toward our ministry here in Japan!
Chad and Noriko
- Please pray for our upcoming Christmas outreaches: Christmas coffee on the 12th at our house and Christmas service at our church on 21st. Please pray for Noriko as she prepares to share her testimony on 12th, and that God will use these opportunities to reveal to the unbelieving hearts of people the glorious power of the gospel of His son, resulting in their future pursuit of Him for salvation.
- Please pray for the Lord’s daily sustaining strength for our family in the upcoming days of our packing and organizing for the move for our home assignment in addition to all the other detailed preparations.
- Please pray for the Lord’s work of complete healing upon Chad’s body as well as for His work of daily encouragement in dealing with his ongoing physical struggle.