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Muindi: Terrorists in Kenya

September 2013

Dear Beloved,

We are asking for prayers due to the attack that has placed fear in the lives of Kenyans and foreigners in the country. About 5-11 terrorists did enter one of the biggest malls in the city and more than 40 people have died and over 150 people seriously injured. It is noted than the Alshabaab terrorist group has claimed the responsibility. There was a bomb attack in Garrisa town (northern Kenya) at the same time and we do not know how wide spread they could be. The rescuing mission at the mall is still on and the security personnel have not captured any, apart from one who died shortly after being caught. Please note that we are safe in Eldoret and we trust that the nation will get to normalcy. Please pray for us and the nation of Kenya. Keeping on trusting in Him Alone.

In His Care,

Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena

Psalm 16:1

The Canters in June

June 2013

Dear Friends, Prayer Warriors, Loved Ones, and Supporting Churches:

Since our last report, we have been knee-deep in changes. The Fukudas have now started to settle in. Please pray for them as they adapt and take over the reigns of the church plant’s leadership. Pray for the church members as they adjust to the new leadership. Pray for the Fukudas and us as we learn how to support each other.

God has blessed the transition with new visitors each week and many have returned for a second or third time. Miss Oide made her profession of faith public the week following our last prayer letter. She has yet to make a commitment for baptism, but she has requested the materials/lessons for Baptism. For the Japanese baptism is a complete commitment to God and the church and is not entered into lightly. For many baptism will result in ostracization. Ostracization may be from either ones’ family, friends, or associates, and in some situations by all. They may, and usually, do face problems at work. The result is very committed Christians. We pray that all Christians everywhere would have this level of commitment.

The big praise: we have paid in full the $100,000 loaned by Yokohama Church for the property and house. Pray with us as we now look for a place to build a permanent church.

Kimiyo’s dad has recovered from the pneumonia. However, three months of being bedridden has left him in a very weakened condition. He has been transferred to a new hospital where he can receive more therapy. The goal is to become strong enough to return home where he can lead a more comfortable life. Kimiyo’s mom is worn out from staying long hours at the hospital daily. She had a high fever for couple of days and had to stay at home. Thankfully, that was during the time when Kimiyo was there.

The Jr. High/Sr. High and College Career class had eight students besides the two of us. The age difference is too large. Pray with us as we decide the best approach to solve this problem of space and teachers.

We appreciate each one of you and thank you for your faithful prayers.

In His Service,
Stephen and Kimiyo

Bob Johnson – July 2013

July 2013

Dear friends in Christ,

It has been an unusual time since the last time I wrote you. It seems we have had so many problems. While we were on a trip in South Carolina Louise, my wife fell and almost broke her knee. For the next six weeks she was in a wheelchair, but God blessed. She is now doing fine and back doing the work that she loves to do. She has been a driving force in my life for the past 50 years and God willing she will be until we arrive in heaven.

We continue our mission to be in as many churches as possible sharing the gospel, looking for the new missionaries whom God has called, and seeking to raise funds for missions. God is still blessing us in this effort, and we hope to continue serving him in this way for years to come. As we travel to the different churches we have been impressed with the desire the people have to reach the lost around the world. At a time when some are pulling back in their support for missions, there are churches that are taking on new missionary support. I thank God for the vision which these churches have and still believe that God is able to supply everything they need.

God has richly blessed us at Baptist International Mission Inc. with a great group of new missionaries. How wonderful it is to see God calling young men and women into His service. In the month of June God gave us a total of 64 new missionaries in Candidate School. Some of our missionaries have had to retire because of health problems or simply because of age. It is great to see these new ones fill this need.

Please remember our silent heroes at our home office. If it were not for these servants of God all of our missionaries would suffer. These selfless workers work in the back ground without recognition from man, and small remuneration. Please thank God for them, and ask Him if He would like you to support our home office.

Dr. Robert W. Johnson

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