13th July 2017
Praise the Lord for a wonderful and anointed ministry in Japan. You may listen to the seven teachings we gave by going to andrewshreeve.org / teaching - audio / Japanese / and look for the teaching titles ending in 2017. The teaching includes a clear explanation of what the Lord requires from us to be guaranteed, 100%, a joyous entrance into heaven when we die; and what is the unforgivable sin, or the sin unto death.
The teaching and preaching ministry was very well received. Two ladies at different times came forward to pray to place their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to receive the remission of their sins and the gift of eternal life. We baptised one of the ladies in water. She was really filled with the joy and peace of the Holy Spirit.
In the final meeting in Osaka the Lord gave a sign to confirm the truth of His Word (Mark 16:20). A lady who had been suffering with severe pain from a kidney stone was instantly healed whilst listening to the preaching. In that same service we prayed for a man with a deaf ear, and he indicated immediate improvement in his hearing in that ear.
We also felt the need to do more, to win the Japanese people to the Lord Jesus. We felt that a good initial goal is to work towards increasing the Japanese born again population to 20 million. Presently, only about 2% of the 126 million Japanese people identify as Christians. Will you join your faith with ours to pray the Lord will give wisdom to the church, and the resources and labourers, to achieve this goal?
The Lord bless you,