The Tokyo Olympics 2020 has come and gone. Though, the chance to share Christ through pamphlets and Olympic related literature is still happening. Our church plant passed out thousands of Tokyo Olympic pamphlets and invitation to our church services..
Amidst the number of infections rising to unprecedented levels, we carefully continue to minister in person and online.
The stories come from our Zoom Bible Studies both in English and Japanese, discipleship classes, ESL classes and Spanish classes; worship services, and kids ministries.
Since the pandemic started, we have served our people online. Every week we have an audience of over 70 people online and in-person. Though we wonder how all will change in the next few weeks, our meetings in-person are wonderful.
Two stories are worth relating.
Kids ministry is happening naturally and whenever possible.
The less contact the better, but in ministering to kids, we have had an open ministry policy to do it as it can be done. This summer, we had lunches set up for our kids. It proved to be a fun time, but also Colette was able to teach one of our Japanese kids about hard work and giving offerings to God. After helping with the thousands of leaflets, this young Japanese boy got paid. Colette took advantage of the opportunity to teach him about tithing, giving back to God ten percent of our earnings. This child was so excited that he asked his mom to hold on to the tithe so he could place it in the Sunday offering. Just like that, ministry and Biblical instruction was passed on to the new generation. We are continuously encouraged how God uses Colette with the kids and in worship.
The second story comes out of the discipleship classes. We have a Japanese person who is leading the classes now. As we come to the end of the coursework, two senior ladies shared their struggles and challenges of being a Christian in Japan. Furthermore, they both expressed their desire to know more about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Pentecostal experience is for today, we believe, for those young and old. So this is also a time to rejoice as we pass on the Pentecostal distinctiveness to our precious ladies. They study diligently, they share their lives with one another, they desire the move of The Holy Spirit in their lives. How exciting!
We thank the Lord for His direction and protection.
We thank you for supporting and praying for our ministry here in Japan.
Some of you have sent incredible offerings for our church building. Thank you for giving so this generation and the next one can experience God in all His fullness.
What will it be like in a few years when we do ministry out of this church building? The plans are outreach and hosting those who will help do this ministry here in Fukuoka, Japan.
Will you consider sending us an offering for the church plant building?
This is the information.
Here is the link for giving to the Gonzalez Momochi Symphony Church.
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1- Pray for the Momochi Symphony Church Building.
2- Pray that more people can volunteer to help our church plant.
3- Pray for Colette’s dental needs. Praise the Lord the interventions did not require anesthesia.
4- Pray for the pandemic to finish so that Japan can open for travelers.
Thank you for your support and prayers.
May the Lord bless you and we work together.
Juan Carlos and Colette González
AGWM Missionaries to Japan