Immediate Openings in Short-Term Mission

Our fall and summer short-term mission teams are filling up quickly, but we still have a variety of opportunities for leadership positions on teams with a specific focus on serving refugees. Click the photo above for more details. Don’t put off this life-changing decision.

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Hiromi’s Family and the Gift of Life

I met Hiromi when I first arrived in Amagasaki in May 2009. She was a member of the Amagasaki MB Church where I was teaching English. READ MORE>>

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Listening to the Word

“Who Am I?”

2 Samuel 7; 1 Chronicles 17: Psalm 2; Matthew 20

“‘Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family that you have brought me this far?...Is this your usual way of dealing with man?...For the sake of your word and according to your will you have done this great thing, and made it known to your servant.’” 2 Samuel 7:18-21

David responded to God’s promises with great humility. He recognized God’s sovereignty. David acknowledged that God’s word and will were greater than his own desires or plans. What room is there for us to respond to God’s promises to us with presumption? Why would we claim promises in God’s word without the same humility, and acknowledge that God’s word and will supersede our personal plans or desires? We have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and by his death for us. We have been given a new name and a place in God’s kingdom family. We have been given God’s “very great and precious promises,” (2 Peter 1:4). With all these gifts we are grateful and live by faith with humility. We are not our own, we were bought with a price.

“Lord Jesus, who am I that I should experience your great love and saving power? Thank you!”

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Daily Prayer Guide

B & M
“Please pray with us for our many connections and relationships with refugees this month. Pray that God will open up opportunities for us to partner with other Christians in our neighborhood to serve refugees in a tangible, long-term way. Pray this month as we share the Gospel of Jesus with words and actions, that the power and presence of God will become manifest and people will make commitments to follow Jesus. Pray for our street hockey project, that it will get off to a great start, relationships will develop with others, and a sense of ownership from people in our neighborhood would deepen.”

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6

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