November is nearly at an end. What a whirlwind of a Fall it has been. As this is a blog post and not one of our monthly newsletter updates, I will spend a little more time going into detail on what the Fall has looked like for us as well as what lies ahead. Read on to the end for an exciting update on Grove baby #3.
As most of you know, I left my full time employer of 5 years, Veterans United Home Loans at the beginning of October to officially go on staff with our local church, Karis. I can definitively say this was the hardest decision I've made in my adult life and no small step of faith for us as a family. I find it difficult to put into words just how much the company and the people there have meant to my wife and I and our girls over the years. I believe in the mission of the company and love the people very much and want to see them succeed for many years to come. Ultimately, I thank God for His goodness in giving us the last 5 years with VU. So why the big...
We are really excited to post this next video here and share it with you all!
Last October, Jeremy took a trip to Tacoma, Washington with our friend Drew Glosson for a week long immersion of Soma School. The Soma church body is a part of the Acts 29 Network that uses the missional community model to make disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ in the stuff of everyday life. It is this same model that Yoshi is following with his church plant in Tokyo.
While Jeremy was in Washington, a fellow believer named Timofey, was willing to offer his time and resources to put together this short video where Jeremy explains in his own words our decision for seeking to move to Tokyo. After you've had a chance to watch it, would you take a few minutes to pray and ask God if there is a specific way He is calling you to be a part of our mission for Japan? Thank you for being a part of this journey, even by just following our blog!
We wanted to post some videos that were recently made. The first is a short interview with Leanna which was used during our local church's (Karis) 10 year anniversary celebration. It is this type of community Leanna talks about in the video that we desire to be a part of cultivating in Japan and the church plant in Fuchu. We are excited for this upcoming season of sharing and expressing the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ with our brothers and sisters in Japan!