East Side Baptist


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At the beginning of January, we were in Greenwood, South Carolina for a missions conference with Pastor David Thomasson and East Side Baptist Church. We had a wonderful time of fellowship with the people of this church, 20130115_123148but we also had the opportunity to learn. Ralph and Janet Burchell, members of East Side, were missionaries in Japan for over 30 years. We were able to spend time with them over the course of the missions conference, and learn from their experiences in the Kobe area. Greenwood is also home to the U.S. headquarters for FUJI film. This has brought many Japanese families to this area. Mrs. Janet has used this as an opportunity to continue her work with Japanese women. Rebel was able to join her one day during the conference and wanted to share her experience.

20130115_142745Mrs. Janet has reached out to the Japanese women in the area through an English class. Although these women live in the states, they have struggled with the language. They meet weekly for class, and Mrs. Janet teaches them English through the Bible. It was very exciting for me to be able to join them and meet these Japanese women. They were also excited to meet someone moving over to Japan, and were eager to answer my questions about life there. Please keep these ladies in your prayers, as they have not yet seen their need for a savior. After the English class, Mrs. Janet invited me to join her to visit another Japanese lady. We were welcomed into Yuki Shinagawa’s home, and she too, was more than willing to answer questions I had about Japan.photo (3) We also had the opportunity to share the gospel with her, but she did not accept. Please pray that Yuki would accept Christ! I had a wonderful time and wanted to thank Mrs. Janet for allowing me to tag along!

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Impacted to Witness


We met with Faith Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA. Pastor Rickett had me preach in the service. God blessed during the message and after the service Pastor asked if anyone had something on their heart. A lady stood and said she was convicted about being a witness to those around her. She broke out in tears as she mentioned loved ones that were lost. She asked to pray for her as she witnessed to them! God is so good!

Calvary’s Grace Youth Conference



Praise The Lord for Calvary’s Grace! After the OG Summit, I had the opportunity to take a young man named Cameron back home. Cameron has surrendered his life to the Lord’s will, and believes God is calling him to Japan!

His church was going to the youth conference in Mt. Vernon and asked if I would be willing to bring him and speak to the teens about Japan. I happily accepted, and I’m thankful The Lord worked it out!

There were about 200 people there and I exclaimed the need for missionaries in Japan! Would you pray that The Lord of the harvest would send forth laborers into his harvest!