In Japan, many people are pinning their hopes on the newly elected prime minister and his party that came to power last September 16 after a landslide victory against the former ruling coalition. The political contest is touted to be historic since the current party has ousted a more dominant political machinery that ruled Japan for over half a century since the end of World War II. PRAYER POINT
: Psalm 118:9 (NASB) – “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.” Psalm 146:3 - “Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.”
May the people know whom to put their trust.
Ichiro Suzuki, has made Japan proud and famous even more. The baseball-hitting machine has set another record-breaking feat under his hat. He is already in the Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Please check this link for details: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/sb20090911a1.html PRAYER POINT
: Matthew 25:21(NKJV) – “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’”
Admiration for the greatness of others is natural. However, may it be an inspiration to us in doing with excellence, commitment and faithfulness even in the “little things.”
Halka Shitabayashi has returned to Japan on August 30. We welcome her with open hearts and arms in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please pray for success in facing her new reality here.
Our International Teams Philippines national director and current chair of the International Leadership Team is coming to Japan today with his wife. Pastor Gani and Edith Sison will visit Nagoya before proceeding to the Kansai region for an 11-day visit. Please pray for a blessed time with field missionaries, a candid meeting with local pastors and a fruitful experience for both of them.
It is almost autumn and the leaves are beginning to fall and change colors. Likewise, the weather is just right and it gets a little chilly at night. The changing seasons remind us of the brevity of life and the changing times. Nothing is permanent. Praise God, He does not change!
Jesus said in John 9:4, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.” MARANATHA!
Pastor Joseph Ricohermoso Kyoto City, Japan