MONTHLY FOCUS

Each month we will be focussing on a different mission partner, bringing you up to date news and a prayer you can use at home.


For the month of May we will be focussing on:

TIM & MIHO WALKER - OMF JAPANESE MINISTRIES IN THE UK

 

Looking back over the past few months of emerging from the pandemic, there is much to thank the Lord for as He’s continued to work. Here are some recent highlights.

We held a Christmas outreach event attended by 19 families connected to the Japanese toddler group, with 60 guests in total. The children enjoyed Christmas crafts before we told the nativity story and all sang carols in Japanese and English. It was particularly good that many of the dads who we don’t usually get to meet at the weekly toddler group came along too.

Early this year Miho led a parenting course for a group of mums from the toddler group. It was brilliant to see how the mums engaged with the course and the enthusiastic and supportive conversations that followed.

We’ve had several meals for Japanese students this year. It’s been a joy to be able to welcome them into our home again. A good number of new Japanese students have come to study in Manchester in recent months. Some are here for a fairly short time while others for several years while they complete a degree. We always invite some of our young local Christian friends with a love for Japanese people (and food!) to come along to the meals. Some meaningful friendships with the Japanese students have developed in this way, with opportunities for witness.

Tim was involved in leading an online bilingual Alpha course for Japanese friends. Each session, including a video with Japanese audio, was on a central topic of Christian faith. There were lots of good questions and stimulating discussion in the breakout groups. While some who started the course didn’t continue for all 10 sessions, others were consistent in attendance and grew much in their understanding of the gospel.

We had a recent graduate joining us for a ‘Serve Asia’ placement for several months. This young woman’s big heart for Japan and enthusiasm for getting learning from different aspects of our ministry was a great encouragement to us.

We’re so grateful for your continuing mission partnership as we reach out to Japanese people in Greater Manchester and beyond with the wonderful gospel of Jesus Christ.
 

For more information about about our other mission partners go to the Mission Partners page