Praise the Lord! It seems that every passing month, God gives us so much more to report as He continues to work mightily in and through us even while still on deputation. This makes us look forward to field arrival even more as we see Him move in greater ways as the days go on!
We finished our California leg of summer deputation near the Native American reservation in the city of Auberry. The church there voted to partner with us the same night we presented! From there, we began our trip northward along the West Coast to begin our two-month series of meetings in Washington and Oregon. During our trip up, we received a call from a Spanish church in La Puente, California, where we presented over a year ago, letting us know that they had decided to partner with us financially! Upon our arrival in the state of Washington, we received another phone call from a church we presented at six months ago in Denair, California, also calling in their decision to begin supporting us! Hallelujah!
God has been moving in mighty ways during our meetings in Washington. While out soul winning with a church in Tacoma, we had the privilege of speaking to a man named Kevin, who has based his salvation off of a very unclear childhood memory of a very unclear religious experience. When he heard the Gospel clearly presented, Kevin realized that he had never placed his faith in Christ to save his soul from Hell. Kevin got saved that day, and he had a peace about him that he hadss never felt before. What a good reminder to witness to everyone—even if they claim to be “saved”!
Both of our last two meetings this month promised to partner with us right at the closing of the church service! The first was in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, with a pastor our sending church has been supporting for years. The pastor took a vote that same night to partner with us financially! The second took place in Spanaway, Washington, where the church had desired to partner with us even prior to our arrival. We are thankful for these faithful partners in His Great Commission!
God has done two miracles recently in planning for the 2020 Japan Olympic Outreach. Despite millions of Americans hunting for a limited number of tickets to actually get into the Olympic games, God has given us 29 to the same event that fits right into our schedule! Despite Tokyo bringing in cruise ships just to try to alleviate the lack of space to meet demand, God has allowed us to book all the lodging accommodations needed for our trip! We are now praying that God does what only He can do by bringing us to 100% by July 16, 2020—the opening day of this missions trip. We do have meetings scheduled later in 2020, which we still plan to be a part of as we finalize paperwork to move out to Japan permanently, but in terms of support, we are praying for a one-way ticket to the 2020 Japan Olympic Outreach. We serve a big God! Please pray with us that He will allow us to meet this goal—the Gospel cannot delay any longer from reaching the Japanese!
Your friends and co-laborers to Japan,
Go and Danielle Oishi