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Special Report from Missionaries in Japan


Michiya & Tomoko Nakahara – 9-25 Toyohara-Cho Suruga-Ku Shizuoka City, Japan 422-8071  —  Greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!  Tomoko and I are very grateful for your faithful support both financially and in your prayers.  I was especially thankful for you gracious hospitality during my recent visit to the states in August, 2009.  It is comforting to know that so many of you are remembering us in your prayers as we labor for the Lord in Japan.

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  Moto & Yoriko Nomura  – Bethany Home, 1381 Koarama, Nagasaka-Machi Hokuto-shi Yamanashi-Ken, 408-0031 Japan  motofish@eps4.comlink.ne.jp    I am grateful for being able to be supported by our brotherhood so patiently well for the past 55 years with whom we share the “Blessed Hope”.  

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Special Note:  Katsuko NOMURA, my mother has gone to be with the Lord August 21, 2010.   Please go and visit Google Japan for Katsuko Nomura.   The average cost of a Japanese funeral is $35,000 but we have found a funeral company that would help us for around $2,000.   There will be an inheritance tax on the property at Bethany, which is in my mother’s name.  With these additional funds, it is unclear as to the future of our work in this area.  Due to a serious recession, no one would buy the land and an old house.  Thanks you for your prayers.  The Almighty Gracious One is still with us.”   (Moto) 

Jinei Tomura Warabi Church Tokyo, Japan  tom525@hotmail.co.up   Our Thanks and Praises

1. Brother Sumio Akiba who had a deadly accident May 2002 spoke a message during our worship service on Sept. 20th for the first time. It is a great testimony for many that God loves and uses his children for his glory.

2. There was one baptism on Aug. 31. A woman of around fifty years old stepped forward to follow Jesus. We were all encouraged by her faith.

3. There will be wedding on Dec. 12th from our body. We are thankful for this Christian couple who are always faithful to the Lord.

4. On Sept. 27 the, one Christian family decided to worship with us. They were looking for the body where they could commit their Christian life. We are glad to have them with us. We praise God for his guidance upon this family.

5. We have finished our two nights three days retreat focusing on the discipleship. The members eagerly learn the topic in three days. All things went very good and enriched on our discipleship.

6. There are increased young adults. We are thankful for this since churches usually has a difficulty having young adults in Japan. Our prayer is to let them grow into leadership role of the body.

7. I thank you for your unceasing prayer support for the mission of Christ in Japan. 

Items for Prayer

  1.  Our numbers of the body has been increased gradually. We must be ready for this increase to minister each one of them young and old.
  2. We have adult Sunday school every Sunday morning but not for children at this moment. We used to have Sunday school for children for many years.  We of course see importance of Sunday school for children. We are now considering starting children’s Sunday school so please pray for this move.
  3. There are 5 people who seek to follow Christ among us. Please pray for them and us that God uses all situations to lead each one of them to himself through the cross of Jesus Christ.
  4. We have newly opened our home page in order to share the message, devotional thoughts on each Sunday by internet. Please pray for this activity that the page will be used to contact people with the gospel. HP address: http://church.jp/warabi  All contents are in Japanese.
  5. I am corresponding with one prisoner for months. He is trying to find the true life from the bible so he is asking many questions from the scripture. He has to be in a prison for about 15months. Let God speaks his truth and love to this man. We are continuously praying for people in various sicknesses around us that they may be kept each day under the mighty hands of God.      May God bless you always with his immeasurable Grace,

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2 corinthians 1:3-4