June 23, 2014
Dear Prayer Partner,
“It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:” Psalm 92:1 We have so much to thank the Lord for.
A Quick Trip to the US
In May, we were able to spend a week with our children and grandchildren. It’s been 4 years since we have all been able to get together. Our hearts were blessed beyond measure. What a joy to see our 4 children and their wonderful Christian mates raising their children to honor the Lord. God is so good! While in the US, we traveled 5000 miles and visited a number of our supporting churches. What a joy it was to personally thank these churches for their faithful support. We also had the opportunity to share our burden for Japan with a couple of new churches. The Japanese people are second largest unreached people group in the world. We thank the Lord for sending us to work in this needy county. We thank the Lord for you. You are a real blessing to us. God is good!
Preparing for Baptism
Shiyu (10), Yuho (6), and Hope (8) are 3 little girls in our Sunday School. They have been coming to Sunday School for the past 5 years. Last year they trusted Christ as their Savior and are now preparing for baptism. Shiyu and Yuho’s mom came 6 years ago after she received one of our tracts. She was saved and baptized and has attended faithfully with her two girls. God is so good!
Mrs. Ito and Mrs. Ichihara were saved and baptized at Makuhari Bible Baptist Church (where we worked for our first 17 years in Japan). After they were saved, they began praying for their husband’s salvation. That was over 15 years ago. What a joy it was to hear that both of these ladies’ prayers have been answered. Last month, both of their husbands trusted Christ as their Savior. God is good! We continue to thank God for His many blessings. We thank Him for each of you and for your faithfulness to pray for us as we can continue to tell the Japanese about our wonderful Savior.
Co-Laborers for Christ,
Mike & Cindy Burgett