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Furthering Blessing | To Japan, Asia, and Beyond

We had not been “in church’ since July. But last month we headed to Elk Grove Village, IL to speak for their missions Sunday. The Covid risk has declined much and we felt lead to go. God really blessed us to safely be with so many people. We shared about God’s mission to bless all the peoples of the world and how he has blessed us and Japan.

Maybe you want to view John & Elaine’s message. If you like missionaries here’s a beautiful and moving video that shows that story.


Just a few days ago the Japan Church Multiplication Vision Festa gathered online for a national strategy meeting. Many key leaders came together from many locations and church groups to believe God for a national strategy of 50,000 churches (currently less than 8,000).

Reports were extremely exciting as one network has already trained 400 churches in multiplying disciples. That is 5% of all churches in Japan! We also heard several people have a burden to make an app of every location without a church. They hope more will pray and plant churches where there are none.


Next month John will be traveling to Ohio to meet with the Converge Asia Impact Team for our first in-person team meeting. We will be planning our post-Covid priorities of what Unreached People Groups among 20 countries to impact. Also we will improve our coaching skills and work at team building.

We will be meeting in Canfield Ohio at the Old North Church and John hopes to visit Evangel (Boardman), Anchor (Avon Lake), and other churches while he is there, including Mentor Baptist Church on Sunday April 11th. John will also be meeting with Brian Lusky Converge’s Japan Initiative Leader. Please pray for these important meetings.


Elaine would appreciate prayer as she has a remarkably busy monthly schedule. All events are on online with Zoom at this time.

  • 3 Bible Studies that meet twice a month.
  • Two spiritual mentoring in Sonship meeting twice a month.
  • A Japanese class reading a book by Tim Keller twice a month.