Dear JBF family,
Trusting your Christmas & New Year holiday was joyful and meaningful. As I reflect back on 2018, I am praising the Lord!
I praise the Lord for:
YOU – for your obedience and remaining faithful to the call that God has for each one of you to reach the Japanese for Jesus Christ. Bringing into the Japan field the Winklers and the Chang family in 2018. The Smokers join the JBF family.
OFFICE STAFF – for Terumi, Yuka, and JJ. Our “A” team that takes good care of many of our needs. 2018 was a challenging year for the office with two property purchases. But Terumi, Yuka, and JJ understand the purpose, mission, and core values of JBF and serve us all well. They are such a blessing to the JBF family.
APPOINTEES – God continues to bring new appointees into JBF family. Please continue to pray for those in partner development. WorldVenture: LaPoint’s, Walker’s, Zody’s, StuMo: Reagan Arnold & Abby Willbanks, Fellowship International (Canada)l: Adam Pierantonio. Robison’s (International Partner). Most of them are targeting to arrive in 2019.
SHORT TERMERS – we are so blessed to have so many Short Term missionaries that come and serve with JBF (too many to name). For Janet facilitating and coordinating this ministry.
JBF LEADERSHIP TEAM – Jacquie (SMT), Kevin (CMT), and Andy (IMT) work in the background and are truly servant leaders. Special thanks to Dave Skipper for helping IMT while Andy was on Home Assignment. I appreciate each team leader’s passion to see their team members be effective and healthy in life and ministry. As field leader, they also look out for me and keep me accountable in all things JBF. And now for a short JBF update:
JBF WEBSITE RENEWAL: JJ has updated our JBF website. We also uploaded 4 very short videos from the Leadership Team members. Take a look!(Note: JJ will be adding the StuMo missionary’s names on the IMT page next week)
HOLIDAY JBF OFFICE HOURS: JBF Office will be closed from Dec 28 – Jan 6. Use email for regular business items. But if you have any emergencies, you may contact Ken Taylor.2019 IMPORTANT DATES:
- Ministry Life Profiles (MLP) – due January 11 2019 (Your team leader has or will be sending you instructions)
- JBF Retreat – April 6-8, 2019
- LT Meeting Dates – Jan 15&16, Mar 12, May 7, Sep 10, Oct 8.
- Teamwork Meetings (Kinshuko) – May 21-22, 2019
- Day of Business – October 21, 2019 (Mon)
Have a blessed new year!