Very good to be writing you all again.
Thank you for your prayers for Shine Kids. This semester has been a little hectic. As I
mentioned previously, we have experienced the two worst blizzards to hit Tokyo in twenty years. And as Tokyo is not a city that is used to snow, everything shut down including trains and buses. Between that and the flu season, we have had a very mixed semester, with as many as twenty coming some weeks and others with very few. But God has been gracious and all the classes we have had have been a blessing. Also it is good to see the work that God has been doing among the staff of Shine Kids. I have seen a lot of stretching and growth this semester because of the circumstances. People taking more and more responsibility in the ministry, making it their own. And there has been growth in other ways has well. One of our staff, who often has trouble communicating, has been able to speak more and more. Sometimes it shocks me how much someone can grow by the grace of God in a short time. So continue to pray for the staff of Shine Kids and for kids to be able to come more and more.
Thank you for praying for the Wednesday night bible study. We are still working our way
through the book of Deuteronomy, and God has been faithful to speak to the group through the book. One blessing we have had is that recently the Filipino members of the international service have been coming regularly to the bible study, bringing their family members. We have some people that have been saved recently and some just coming back into church fellowship, So please pray for God's anointing on these times and that everyone would be blessed through these times.
Also, if you would please pray for teachers for the Sunday School of the International Fellowship, that would be appreciated. Two of our teachers are going to be moving away soon, leaving some gaps in the teaching rotations. I am trying to fill in with most of the classes, but I would also like to continue to be involved in the translation ministry at the English service. So please pray for wisdom and for workers in this area of the ministry.
We are praying for you all and thank you for your continued prayers and support.
Alex, Tomoko, and Daisy Robinson
Daisy really likes clapping her hands now and does it all the time when she is happy.