Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Prayer Request for Bi-Lingual Worship Service

Dear Friends and Family,

Would you please join me in prayer regarding a Bi-Lingual Worship Service this Sunday? The Makuhari Megumi Church to which I have been assigned as an English teacher is holding its second monthly Bi-Lingual Worship Service this Sunday, May 9. I've been told that about 25 people attended the first service last month, including several people who had never been to church before.

This service is targeting both Japanese people and foreigners (from many countries), as there are a good number of foreigners in this part of the city of Chiba, just outside of Tokyo.

To publicize the Bi-Lingual Worship Service, many people from the church distributed flyers into the mailboxes of many apartment buildings this past Sunday. Please pray that God will use these to draw curious, hurting, and hungry people to worship Him in this nation where so little praise is given to the Creator God.

Regarding the Worship Service:
  • Please pray that the music will touch people's hearts and open them to the preaching of the Word and the speaking of the Holy Spirit.
  • Pray that the preaching of the Word will be blessed and will break people of their sinful desire to "do it on their own" but instead to trust Jesus Christ for what He has done for their salvation.

P. S. - The service is on Sunday at 5:30 p.m., 14 hours ahead of US Central Time -- 3:30 a.m. Sunday your time. You may want to pray on Saturday evening before you go to bed!

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