We thank our Lord for His protection during the first half of July. We are deeply grateful for the many volunteers, for your prayers and for the many gifts we received. The prefectural government has approved Ippo Ippo’s application to move. Construction work suspended will restart from July 16th (Sat). Ippo Ippo will also start unpacking next week.
In the Ichinoseki area, a member of the local church there recently lost a family member. Our on-site staff will be helping the pastor of the church with funeral preparations. Our Network has an ongoing cooperation with this church.
Over this summer, Agnes will be joining us to serve mainly in the Miyako area. Agnes, who is from Taiwan, currently studies at Tokyo Bible Seminary. We are expecting many other volunteers like her over this summer. Please pray they will be put to good use by our Lord.
Apologies for the lack of updates during May (and for the lack of translation updates for the past two months!). But, our ministry has kept pressing on across all our locations. The work to move the community plaza structure in Yamada operated by “Ippo Ippo Iwate” is running late by around two weeks. As a result, re-opening is likely to be delayed into July. Please continue to pray for this work and that all the necessary documentation will be completed in a timely manner as well. Please also continue to pray that Ippo Ippo Iwate will be able to follow up on those who were visitors to the community plaza …