Dear prayer partners,
Thank you for lifting us up in prayer daily! We really feel the encouragement through the long days, knowing that you are bringing our needs before the Lord.
Today was the first full day of VBS time with the kids, and everyone has been working long hours and outdoing themselves with their efforts for the children. We start with breakfast at 6:45, and the children’s team just finished a meeting around 10PM, so everyone is tired, but we know it was for God’s glory and we see it in everyone’s faces.
The children’s program blossomed in size as people arrived today, going from around 10 kids to over 60. They had Bible lessons, skits, crafts, snacks, and a whole other variety of fun activities. We look forward to another long but rewarding day tomorrow.
Please pray for health and safety, as some team members continue to struggling with digestive issues, and dehydration has been a concern as people are overworking themselves.
Pray too for the leadership as they continue to handle all of the many decisions and problems that come our way.
Praise God for his continued blessings on our team, the missionaries and church planters, and on the nation of Japan!
The CPI team
Editors Note: Please continue to pray for David and Jonathan from Orangewood as they work with 30 other volunteers from all across the U.S. at this conference.