Sunday, May 21, 2017

May 20, 2017

New Office/Classroom

We are excited to announce that we have keys to a new office! This is a true blessing from the Lord. The owner of the building is a Christian and is giving us a very good price. The location is across the street from the Osaka stock exchange, so it is the business center of Osaka and easily accessible from all parts of the city. Other tenants in the building include two different churches, Campus Crusade, and several other Christian organizations as well as a Christian lawyer. We even discovered a great restaurant on the first floor!

Our new space is large enough that we will be able to host smaller classes in here as well. In fact, we are actively working to develop an English school (a pre-cursor to the college) that will start in January 2018. Much is involved in this including: tax status, teacher certifications, marketing, curriculum development, etc. Please pray for us as none of us have experience in starting up a business or school.

Genesis Rooted Campaign

As Genesis International College gets rooted in our very own office/classroom, we need to renovate and furnish the space so that it is comfortable and appropriate for meeting with our students. Due to cigarette use by the previous tenants, the carpet must be replaced and the walls painted. Basic office furniture and equipment, as well as student tables and chairs must be purchased. To keep costs to a minimum, we will do most of the work ourselves. However, an electrician is required for some wiring, and a few other professionals may be needed as well.

Our budget to fully renovate and furnish the new space is $10,000. Would YOU help us meet this need? Would you make a one-time contribution to our "Genesis Rooted" campaign to help us get off the ground? We can't do this without the help of our partners.

To make a contribution, please email us at genesisrooted@genesiscollege.jp. Please include your name and amount you would like to pledge. You will then receive specific instructions for making your contribution. All donations are tax exempt. Thank you for your prayerful consideration!
 

Donations Address Change

MTW's donations address is changing (again). If you make contributions via check and mail, please note that the new address, as of June 1, is:
 
Mission to the World
P.O. Box 744165
Atlanta, GA  30374-4165

If you would like to simplify your giving, you can also make contributions via credit card or automatic bank withdrawals. I do this myself, for the missionaries I support, and have never had any issues with it. Please email me if you would like information about how to set this up.

Thank you for your faithful partnership in bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Japan!



MTW Global Missions Conference

Make plans now to join me at the 2017 Global Missions Conference, November 10-12 in Dallas, TX.

Gather with over 2,000 fellow believers for worship, special music by Shane & Shane, teaching by Kevin DeYoung, Lloyd Kim, and Michael Oh. Expand your understanding through over 80 seminars led by missions experts from all over the globe!