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Global Missions Update: Tokyo

May 12 2014 at 7:00 am 2 Comments

In yesterday’s service we featured a brief update on Seita and Emma Sakaguchi, a missionary couple that Covenant Life Church is helping to support as they participate on a church-planting team in Tokyo. It is an honor to support them with our finances and prayers as they model and proclaim the gospel in this largely unreached nation.

Here is a note from Seita expressing their thanks.

Dear Covenant Life Church,

I wish I could communicate in person how grateful we are to the Lord for your partnership in the gospel with us, but I’m thousands of miles away! Emma and I, along with our four young children, moved to Tokyo in March to be a part of a new church plant called Grace Harbor Church. In the short time we have been in Tokyo, the Lord has allowed us to connect with many non-Christian friends, and we are looking forward to seeing what God will do in these relationships in the coming months.

sakaguchi family photoWhen we think about the seemingly infinite number of people in Tokyo we’re seeking to reach with the gospel, it is overwhelming, but we serve a great God who has the power to do awesome things. And we eagerly expect Him to do great things in Tokyo and beyond. We’re just getting started, but we have dreams of God planting more churches and starting a movement of gospel-centered churches to reach the city. We hope and pray for God to save many in Tokyo, raise them up as leaders, and send them out to other parts of Japan and beyond with the gospel.

We are so grateful for your partnership in the gospel. Please pray that the name of Jesus will be exalted in Japan and for us as we open our mouths to proclaim the excellencies of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.

With much gratefulness,

Seita & Emma

To learn more about the Sakaguchis’ mission to Tokyo or to sign up for their prayer letter, visit the Tokyo Mission website.


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So grateful to know that Japan is not forgotten!! I have family in both Japan and Taiwan and know God will make much from this effort! Praise God!!

By Sarah Tsai on 05/12/2014

I am thrilled about Seita and Emma going to Tokyo.

I have been praying for Japan for several years. Even more so since almost 6 years, because we have a Japanese daughter-in-law. My prayer to the Lord is to send Christian to her mom who lives in Tokyo.

Our son and daughter-in-law now living in New York but the language barrier is a great obstacle for us. But God is mighty and nothing, nothing is impossible for Him. Hallelujah. Our prayers are with you Seita and Emma.

Jesus is Lord!

By Renate Baumer on 05/14/2014
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