Hello JBF Family,
Christmas season has arrived!
Here is the latest JBF Update:
BACK TO JAPAN: Please pray for the Hills and Swensons as they adjust and get back into the swing of life and ministry in Japan.
- Hills – Leon, Cheryl, and Jeffrey arrived back in Japan last month.
- Swensons – Greg, Asa, and Ellen arrived back in Japan last week. Karin was already in Japan since the Fall.
ON HOME ASSIGNMENT: Please pray for Andy and Junko Meeko as they finish their home assignment this month. They are planning to return to Japan in January.
ON THE MOVE: Please pray for Justina Ho as she returns to Canada this week. Justina was with the IMT as she worked with Video Bible for 2 years.
SHORT TERM MISSIONARIES:Chico Barretto is in Japan helping with HGF. He arrived in November and returns to the Philippines Dec 24. Janet Brown just coordinated a large team from NorthWestern University. They were doing ministry in the Sendai area.
NEW JBF MISSIONARIES:Welcome the Robison family. Jonathan and Maki Robison (4 children) have completed and been approved as JBF International Partner Missionaries – Full partner level. The Robison family are joining the Cross Project team and will be part of the CMT.
Jonathan and Maki Robison are missionaries of JEMS (Japan Evangelical Missionary Society) and are being seconded to JBF. They have been in Japan previously as missionaries working in the Morioka area. They are both fluent in Japanese. They have 4 children. To know more about the Robison, attached is their vision letter.
Please pray for the Robison family as they finish partner development in California and pray as JBF applies for their Certificate of Eligibility for March 2019 target arrival date to Japan.
SPECIAL PRAYER REQUEST: Pastor Suzuki (45 years old) of Funaoka Bible Baptist Church (CB domei church) has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Pray for a scheduled operation early next year; that God will guide the doctors for the best treatment; the church while Pastor Suzuki deals with this illness.
HOLIDAY JBF OFFICE HOURS:
JBF Office will be closed from Dec 28 – Jan 6. You may contact Ken Taylor for any emergencies.
2019 IMPORTANT DATES:
l Ministry Life Profiles – due January 11 2019
l JBF Retreat – April 6-8, 2019
l LT Meeting Dates – Jan 15&16, Mar 12, May 7, Sep 10, Oct 8.
l Teamwork Meetings (Kinshuko) – May 21-22, 2019
l Day of Business – October 21, 2019 (Mon)
Do stay warm and healthy during this cold weather.Ken Taylor