Missions Update: September 2017
North American Baptist Conference
Ibukino 3 Chome 14-9-903
Izumi Shi, Osaka Fu
Komyo Christian Church
For the past two years we have been hosting seminars three times a year at Komyo Church for the ladies of our regional Japan Baptist Conference (JBC) churches, as well as for ladies from other area churches. The theme for July’s seminar was thirst. We talked about the thirsts of our heart and how we try to quench them on our own rather than with God’s love and grace. As the ladies get to know each other and their desires for knowing God deepen, the discussion around the tables also deepen. It is such a joy to see these women delving into God’s Word and sharing their hearts with each other.
Every Wednesday night and Thursday morning I have the privilege of leading Bible studies for our church members. For the past year we have been studying Acts, learning about Peter’s and Paul’s commitment to the Great Commission, seeing the Holy Spirit at work in the early church and the lives of the believers, and learning a little geography along the way. We are encouraged and challenged by God’s Word and each other each week.
In October I will be heading back to the U.S. for home assignment. I look forward to thanking you in person and sharing how God is at work in Japan. Although my fall schedule is already full, after the New Year my schedule is wide open. Please let me know when you’d like me to visit your church for Sunday worship, Bible studies, Awana, youth group gatherings, retreats, camps, VBS, and/or any other fellowship gatherings.
I am grateful for Ken and Rachelle Johnson and their family as they have worked at Komyo Christian Church this past year while the Ewing family was on home assignment. Thank you for your prayers for us this year!
God’s richest blessings to you as you continue seeking and serving Him right where He has placed you.
Please pray for Komyo Christian Church as we study God’s Word together.
Pray for continued growth for each member and regular attender at Komyo Church.
Pray for me as I finish this term and prepare for home assignment beginning in October.
Please pray for Paul and Melissa Ewing as they transition back into ministry in Japan after a year of home assignment.
Soli Deo Gloria, Shan in Japan