Let Praise Arise


“Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” (Matthew 21:16)

Our four-year-old son Rowan stepped up to the mic, his voice quivered slightly as he began to pray: “Lord, I pray that the kids in Japan would know you God. Let the Japanese kids tell other kids about God, so that they may know you!” He stepped back from the mic, and worshiped God along with the other children.

What a beautiful sight seeing children worshiping God and interceding in prayer for the Japanese! Praise is our theme right now as God has been faithful to provide for our needs. Some encouraging updates to share with you:

Praise God for:

  • 83% Financial Support! OMF wanted us to be at 80% by 2/24, and we hit 80% just 2 days beforehand. Only a week prior we were at 70%. We are cleared to aim for a May departure!
  • Sold the House. We put the house up for sale on Friday, and by Monday we had two offers, one was above asking price! What a relief to have this taken care of. Signed the papers. Just amazing.

God is worthy of praise.  

Over the next several weeks we will be focusing on visa work, finishing out our financial support, and touching base again with many supporters and friends as we get ready for goodbyes.  Friends, this is happening. Thank you for being a part of our journey.


Patrick & Ellen

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