Currently Praying For:

Tent Making:

John is still making tents – Um – websites
In the meantime, John has been doing website development as both a tent making effort and to connect with others in the community and around the world.  If you have website making/Marketing on the web or other related consulting work, please let us know.  We also have experts in the family who can write content for you if needed.  John is available via Zoom to help and train you if you are building your own site and need some help sorting it out.

We are also looking at other possibilities
We taught some English in Tokyo and we are willing, if God wants it, to teach here as well.  It did give us interaction with the local community which provided inroads to ministry.  We see that as a possible connection point here in our area as well.  We have also been looking at some work opportunities on the local airbase with the goals of provision and ministry interaction opportunities.

Wisdom, Guidance and Unity:

As we begin a new ministry in Misawa, pray for wisdom and guidance as we connect with local ministries and determine how we can partner with them.  Pray for unity in the body of Christ and that we would be able to work together with one purpose, one heart and one mind for the kingdom of God.

Financial Support:

As God has called us to a new ministry work in Misawa, Japan, we know that He will also provide for it.  God has always guided the hearts of His children in supporting missionary work around the world, and we are thankful for His continual provision for us.  Please pray and consider whether God is guiding you to partner with us financially in this new ministry, either through regular monthly support or one time donations. Support page link:

Reaching out to the community:

We have had many opportunities to reach out and pray with the local community between local residents as those on base.  It’s happening but please keep praying!

Base Connections:

We have a great connection with one of the base chaplains named Ken.  Base ministry is very difficult for Christians as many base Chaplains are not even Christian.  Ken asks for your prayers ans pressure against Christians is surprisingly aggressive.  Ken meets with our team to pray for the Hospitality House and attends our events.

Base Access Pass:

Right now we must be signed on to the base every time but Chapalin Ken is working to get us base passes to support our partnering efforts with ministries happening on base.  Pray that these passes get approved and soon.  We are close but lets get this across the “success line”.

Loaves and Fishes:

We have a program that was here with the last Hospitality House ministry and we are working to bring back up to full speed.  This involves getting the word out and more people aware of the opportunity.  We would love to see this propser for the sake of needs in our community.

Standing firm against attack:

As we begin to work out God’s plan for ministry, we are experiencing the spiritual attacks more and more, especially through discouragement and a sense of failing and inadequacy . Pray for God’s covering and power for endurance and courage to stand in the truth of His Word and calling.

The attacks physically right now especially for John as he is going to be operated on for a small hernia.  The process is slow for Japanese because they need to do a few visits to make this happen.  John is fighting a cold and MAY miss his pre-testing appointment in two days.

Hospitality House Ministry:

God has provided a home for us in a perfect location for a Hospitality House ministry here in Misawa. Please pray that God would use us in this house to minister to the needs of people from all over the city and from within the Misawa Airbase. Pray for us to be faithful and focused as we start meeting regularly for fellowship groups and Bible studies. Pray that God would divinely bring the people He desires to come, and that those who come would be drawn closer to Him.

Answered Prayers

Winter Items:

His provision of winter-weather items: Snow tires, snow shovels, friends to help shovel snow, snow boots and warm clothing.

Christmas Open House:

A fun and worshipful Christmas Open House gathering.  Our event went very well as we made new and closer friendships.  There was interest in the ministries to be offered this next year at Hospitality House.

Seiki and Kaoru Takahashi:

We had another opportunity to share our faith with Seiki and Kaoru Takahashi.  Belinda and Kaoru did baking and Seiki and John share music.   These are our new friends we met when we first visited and stayed at their Air B&B.