Gift Of Grace
... the McBades serving Jesus in Japan

And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span?”  Matthew 6:27

  June 5, 2007
  Being anxious for nothing...

And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span?”  Matthew 6:27

My favorite part of flying is the moment I take my seat on the airplane after many hectic days or weeks of preparation, because there is absolutely nothing I can do about anything I left behind or left undone.  I have to let it all go.  

I could sit through the long flight despairing over all the things I wished I had done, but none of the energy I put into being anxious will actually change anything.  So I just sit back and relax and enjoy the flight.
Isn’t that how it ought to be when we bring our cares and anxieties to God?  We get on board God’s flight (Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness) and we can let go of our anxieties and know that He will take care of all our needs.  As God’s children we can give all those burdens that have been weighing us down into the hands of the one who can actually do something about them.  Amen.Answered Prayers – Thank youThank you for all your prayers for God’s provision to purchase plane tickets. Yes, He has provided and we have our tickets and will be in Santa Barbara on June 8th so we can attend our son’s high school graduation.  

While we are in Santa Barbara
We would love to see as many of you as possible while we are in town so we have planned several “dessert & coffee” nights as well as a Curry Dinner.  Bonnie Johnson is coordinating the dessert meetings, so please contact her for the places and dates if you would like to attend. ( 805-565-4512

We are looking to have a Curry meal will be at Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara on Sunday, June 24 in the afternoon. (We are trying to confirm the time and date.)  We will be sharing and giving a presentation about the work God is doing here in Japan.

Foxes have holes
We are still in need of a place to rest our heads during our stay in Santa Barbara, so if you have a spare room you might be willing to open up to a couple of missionaries, please let us know.   We will also need a vehicle to get around in while we are there.  If you are able to help us out with either of these needs please contact us asap.  Email is best or you can Terry McElwee at Calvary Chapel SB. 

Japan news
The biggest ministry news for us is that Belinda has accepted the position of Academic Administrator/Vice Principal of Grace Christian International School.  So, with John settling into his role as IT/Web Administrator we seem to be filling our niches.  Please pray that we can serve well in these areas.


  • God has provided the means for us to attend our son’s graduation
  • God is fitting us into more specific ministry roles here in Ome, Japan

Prayer requests

  • Pray that God would work through us as we prepare for a new season of one on one discipleship.
  • Pray for the preparations for this summer’s VBS, our biggest evangelical outreach of the year.
  • Pray for safety as we travel to CA and back again to Japan.
  • Pray for God’s provision of a place for us to stay and a car to travel around in.
More details: 
We are putting more and more information in the website.  Things move fast here and so it's hard to put everything is a newsletter.  Please look for our two blogs: Belinda's Japan and John's Japan coming very soon.  
Many of you have asked us to provide details about specific needs. We have added a new section called: "God's Provision"
We have moved all information about supporting the work here to the website as well to: "About Support". 

We thank God daily for your prayers!

John and Belinda McBade 

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John & Belinda McBade
7-5-8 Kabemachi, Ome-shi,
Tokyo Japan 198-0036

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