our house is quickly becoming a Fuse hangout place :) Love it!
Going into the new year in Japan is very different from Brazil, but still kinda the same, because again I was able to spend it with brothers and sisters in Christ, encouraging each other to higher standards and higher goals in the Lord! And as I prayed and fasted for goals for the year of 2013, the Lord put on my heart some big goals for our church, and I believe through prayer and hard work, we’ll be able to reach them! So the big numbers are, by the end of 2013, to have 12 strong cell groups and 120 people in attendance at our church. By ourselves with all that we know how to do, I know this is impossible, but with God, I have no doubt we will see those numbers become a reality in the physical realm, as I already see them a reality in the spiritual.
My level of faith has grown through the years in Brazil, and I’ve invited those who think it’s impossible to go ahead and piggyback on my faith and let’s see this become a physical reality!
January already started off exciting with 2 new Christians being baptized in water and in the Holy Spirit! Like I said in the last post, the excitement just keeps growing, and people who maybe were away from the church are coming back and new people are being won! We believe in not losing a single one, and we are committed to taking care of every single person God puts in our care, so that after we are faithful with the few, He will be able to trust us with many more, and all the more we win, the more the devil loses! I continue to feel powerfully your prayers and support, and I constantly thank God for each of you who are involved in this ministry…really really!!
Kenneth is fully in love with God and it’s a pleasure to disciple him
These next couple of weeks we will have a Brazil team of 20 people here to help us with our 1st Encounter with God Retreat, so please be praying for all that involves. In this Brazil team are some couples who are prayerfully considering becoming full-time missionaries in Japan as well. It’s going to be a special time! And the weeks after the Brazil team leaves, we will be doing a series on relationships at the Fuse :) Those are always fun, but this time I’m a lot more nervous being my first time in a new culture to share about it…I need wisdom!
You are awesome and thanks again for everything!!