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Ministry Amidst Covid-19
Just like most of you, we had a very different summer this year. Most of our usual summer plans whether ministry or personal were cancelled. However, COVID-19 did not stop the work of God! As we look back over the last few months, we are thankful for how God is shaping us and where He is leading us.
It feels like God is casting us out of our buildings and out onto the streets! Church groups around the world are in various levels of shutdown and many of our buildings are sitting empty so the streets have become and attractive ministry location.
God has answered our prayers and provided evangelism partners right in the location that we were praying for! An evangelism team has made its home-base in the urban -poor Nishinari area and we going out every Monday. We pray for people and share the good news with them and we are already seeing fruit – in healings and baptisms!
God’s Provision for One of His Followers
A woman who was baptized recently came out to the park last week and prayed with us. That morning she told God she didn’t want to go outside because it was hot. But she heard the reply, “Don’t worry. Go out and I will take care of everything.” She was happy that God led her to us and that we were able to pray together. She has been shut in for ten years, but thanks to Jesus’ healing, she has just returned to work!
Another highlight from the last few months is the zoom prayer group for Japan. It will be (almost) every Friday evening at 6:00 PM Saskatchewan time. If you are interested in joining to pray for Japan, please click the link. We would love to see your face and pray together!
- Joshua was able to enter the YMCA English High School.
- We are able to sing worship songs at a local park on Sundays instead of in our building.
- Four new people (Ryo, Amon, Wilson, and Juandre) joined the “bushi” discipleship program.
- God provided new street evangelism partners.
- Spiritual and physical health.
- That our sons would learn to love and serve each other and that they will be good friends.
- For our Monday supper group that these young people will accept Jesus as their Lord.
- September 10th as we meet our new foster son (through the Japanese foster care system) for the first time.