Its been awhile since I was last able to make a post… sorry about that, I’ve actually been in Tokyo for the last several weeks 🙂 living in the Asakusa area, east side of Tokyo… I’m planning to move to the west side of Tokyo soon if the Lord continues to provides, then late July I will return to the States. Originally this trips purpose was to reconnect with Student Impact (Japan Campus Crusade for Christ) in Tokyo, I worked with them for two years. I was hoping to connect them with students involved with CVS (not the pharmacy for those in America), I volunteered with them in this past six months or so.
Since being here however I feel the Lord is leading me in preparations to stay in Japan and support myself with a tent making job. Two years ago when I returned to the States from Japan I began work with Campus Crusade for Christ there, but as an organization in America I am not sure they will affirm how I feel the Lord leading me to be in Japan; therefore I am looking into alternative ways to receive donations for those of you who support me financially. Being back in Tokyo; it feels like I have returned home… and that this where I am supposed to be. I feel the Lord continues to confirm this through my daily bible devotions and by the joy and peace I have had since being in Tokyo again.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19
This is a big step of faith and I ask for you to please pray that I can find a job here in Japan and continue in what the Lord has put in my heart to do.
Jesus (first) and Japan (second) are my two greatest passions; JesusLovesJapan.com is an overflow of that. It is one of my deepest desires not to reach Japan with a western concept of Christianity but to see the truth of the gospel, which transcends cultural boundaries, come alive in the hearts of Japanese people and their culture… and for the church in Japan, rooted in biblical truth with a love from the Holy Spirit, to express itself in a way relevant to Japanese culture for the glory of Jesus Christ our Father God in Japan and through out the rest of world.
Please pray God would give me grace in learning Japanese so that what the Lord has put in my heart I can clearly communicate to the hearts of Japanese. Also, please pray for visa issues that will need to be worked out, finding a place to live, tying up loose ends back in America, finding a community to be a part of, and for the Lord’s providence in working through numerous other details that will arise.
Thank you for your prayers and interest, you are greatly appreciated!