Dear Friends and Family around the world,
Ever since the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, my Uncle Tim and Aunt Christine who are church-planting in Japan have been asking for volunteers to help them as the Japanese people have opened up to the Gospel as never before! It has been on our hearts to send a team from Brazil to help the PAZ church in Japan as they are tirelessly reaching out, meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the Japanese people.
For the last several months, this team has been assembled, and I have been asked to be a part of this team. I am super excited for what the Lord has planned for this trip, as we plan on going to some of the more dangerous and unreached parts of the tsunami-hit region where there is still some radiation fallout. Our hope is to share the love of Jesus to the Japanese through our hard physical work and non-verbal communication, while our Japanese brothers and sisters witness through verbal communication and culturally effective strategies. Our Brazilian team consists of people who have lots of experience in cell groups and discipleship, and we will be sharing more of this vision to the church in Japan. I’ve also been asked personally to help develop the church’s media department which is the department I’m currently helping here in Fortaleza.
I will be leaving August 27th to meet up with the rest of the team in Santarém, and we will be leaving together on August 29th to Japan. We will be there until October 19th. The cost of this trip will be about US$5,000 per person and we want to be able to bless the church in Japan with another large offering as they have had lots of expenses with these relief efforts. I want to give you the opportunity to be a part of this team as well! My goal is to raise US$10,000 to cover the costs of my trip and to leave an offering of $5,000. I think this is the largest goal I’ve ever seen someone shoot for on a missions trip, but we have a BIG God and I am confident in Christ that this goal will be reached for His honor and glory!
Thank you for your prayers and partnership on this trip. Let us together help our family grow in Japan while these doors are wide open!
Tax-deductible donations designated to Japan Relief Team can be made through the PAZ website or by mail or phone at:
P.O. Box 3253
Peoria, IL 61612
Project AmaZon Canada Society
P.O. Box 601
Cranbrook, BC V1C4J2