Dear Prayer Partners
As ever thank you for your prayers.
In John 14-16 Jesus prepares his apostles for life and mission without him. He says the Holy Spirit will convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement (16:8-11). It is through the apostles’ ministry that this conviction takes place. How can we expect the Holy Spirit to call out his people and give them faith if we do not teach these great themes? Please pray for us and the Japanese church to be bold, clear and Christ-centered.
Please join us in praying for at least 4 baptisms this year. Attendance has been good at our services and bible studies for which we thank the Lord. Please pray for the believers to be filled with the Spirit with all his wonderful effects.
We had to cancel our concert in Yuriage because the leader of the venue was concerned about the Covid situation. We have rebooked for 15th May and pray we can go ahead. Other events in May are, 6th and 13th evangelistic bible studies and 16th Sunday chapel at Gamo, 20th Hallelujah service at Yamamoto. We also have started a weekly meeting at Hitokita. Please pray for good attendance and conversions.
Esther is expecting her second child anytime now. In fact it is overdue!
Japan is having its 4th Covid wave now. Next week is Golden Week (a series of public holidays- when everyone goes out - so we can expect the 5th wave!). We are due to have our first vaccine at the end of May.
Thank you for your prayers and support!
love from Rod and Glenda