Happy New Year! As 2019 quickly approaches, we reflect on all that happened in 2018. What a year! Here are a couple of the highlights:
-We began recruiting and training volunteers for Choose Life (online suicide prevention)
-We worked towards the release our first Japanese/English worship album & videos
-Sarah started Japanese Kindergarten while Becca & Anna moved into the 3rd grade
-We launched are Life in Japan series on YouTube, now with over 6,500 views!
-We became renovators as our church moved into its first permanent home
-Choose Life training finished and we launched our suicide prevention chat-line
-We traveled with the whole family to the States and visiting friends, family, supporters and churches in a whirlwind tour
-We opened Paz Coffee Shop in our new location (it works closely with our church and Choose Life) and saw record amount of first time visitors
-Our cell group multiplied and we began supervising another cell group about an hour from Noborito (where we plan on multiplying our next Paz Church/Coffee Shop)
-Choose Life is brining in its first visitors
We thank you so much for your faithful love and support. This has been a big year a stretching, but we’ve seen so much great fruit. And now in 2019 we look forward to even greater victories and conquests as the church continues to grow and move forward here in Japan. God bless you!