“Where we reach a milestone” or “In which we do the happy dance!”


God is good! He has shown himself good in so many ways, but today we celebrate for a particular reason. We have reached 20%! That means we are a fifth of the way there, and we are so excited that you have chosen to follow God’s leading and become a part of it all.

We know that some of you are choosing to sacrifice and give beyond what may be comfortable. You are our superheroes. We pray that God would bless you for your obedience in whatever way he chooses.

Some of you have begun giving monthly now. Thank you! You may or may not know that any giving that comes in before we go to the field goes straight towards our one-time departure costs (which we need in order to leave).

Many of you have chosen to pray for us and for the people of Japan. This is the life-blood of what will sustain us as we work to get to Japan, then to learn the language, and begin to enter and build community among the Japanese. There is an enemy, and he does not want us to succeed in the work of the gospel. In fact, better for him if we never make it to the field at all.

20% is a great beginning, and we are anticipating what God has in store for the future. For us though, the best part of these two months (yes, it’s only been two months!) have been getting to know you, spending time with you, and sharing what God is doing in each other’s lives. This has been one of the greatest affirmations of what God is doing here. We look forward to getting to know more of you. Here’s to four more 20%’s!

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