“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” -Philippians 1:3-5.
We’re in a season of what most people call “support raising.” We prefer to call it “partner development,” because it more accurately captures the reality that our ministry in Japan requires the participation of friends and family around the world. You are our partners in the Gospel. When you give, pray and support in practical ways, you’re entering into the work of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ in Japan. Our role in the work is going; your role in the same work is sending. For this reason, we–like the Apostle Paul–thank God for you, every time we remember you in prayer.
We were recently blessed by the creative sending efforts of two of our nephews, Connor and Preston. On Saturday, they put together an excellent treat stand, donating 50% of their revenue to the work in Japan. After taking a two-dollar order, Preston said, “One dollar for me; one dollar for Jamison and Kathryne.” Praise God–that’s a beautiful picture of what many of you are doing for us…and for the joy of the Japanese people in Jesus Christ.
Thank you, Connor and Preston (and parents + Gavin). And, thank you to everyone else who is partnering with us. We know that you’re also working diligently and creatively to help send us to Japan, and we pray that “God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”-Philippians 4:19.
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