Melissa has a super cool story to share today…
Pastor Glen, our partner in Japan asked us to visit coffee shops to make new friends for the Grace Tokyo Church. Accordingly, I went to a coffee shop near the university, ordered my drink and sat down at an open table. I started praying for the people around me that God would open their hearts and that they would have opportunities to come to know Him. I tried to start a conversation with the individual at the next table, but when that door closed, I continued praying for those around me. Later, I met the rest of the team on the university campus, and we all walked to a classroom to lead discussion groups in an English class. When I met my discussion group, I recognized one of the students as a young lady from the coffee shop whom I had prayed for earlier! Our group had a really great discussion time, and the two young ladies from our discussion group joined another student, the team members, Pastor Glen and a church member for dinner after class. We had a wonderful time getting to know one another, and I know that God will continue His good work in their lives. Praise God for providing an opportunity for many students to meet Christians! Please pray that the students would continue to meet with the Christians from Grace Tokyo, who will be able to demonstrate Christ’s love and that they would come to the Hawaii Party at Grace Tokyo this Sunday. Please also pray that God will continue to direct our steps and architect divine appointments.
PS- it might help to learn a little bit of Japanese, and I suggest this excellent website to assist you.