Autumn 2018 (September, October, November)


Richard Yerby, PO Box 4, Matsuida-Machi, Annaka-Shi, Gunma-Ken 379-0200 Japan


Dear Friend in Christ,


By God's Grace, I fished for men's eternal souls at the Rescue Mission (and on the nearby crowded street) in Karuizawa till Saturday night, 3 November, enjoying lovely autumn weather during that time, and then closed down the Rescue Mission for the winter.


The following day, 4 November, I preached in the church in Isesaki City, then spent 5 and half days setting my house in order, and on Saturday the 10th, rode the fast rails of 2 Bullet Trains (& 2 local trains) to Mino Mission in Tomidahama in Mie Prefecture.


The following morning (the 11th) I attend church there in the Tomidahama church building where I had slept upstairs for the night, then went by train to Pastor Jeff Brigham's church in Anjo City to preach at their 3 PM service. It was most blessed. Pastor Brigham was in the States at the time. After their service ended, I came back to Tomidahama to preach in their 7 PM service.


For the next week, I distributed Mino Misson's newspaper from houe to house in that area, preaching in the Tomidahama church on Wednesday night and in their church in Oogaki City in nearby Gifu Prefecture on Thursday night. Then on Sunday the 18th, I preached in both the morning and night service at the Tomidahama Church. It all was a most precious time of fellowship with these dedicated Japanese Christians. Please pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ in Japan's old Mino Mission. The 1st week in November, they commerated the 100th anniversary ofMino Mission, with revival services.


The following morning (Monday the 18th), I caught the 1st train (5:24 AM) at the nearby little Tomidahama station, just a 4 minute walk from the church) and rode the rails a long ways south to Ibusuki City in Kagoshima Prefecture at the very southern tip of "main" Japan to the house God enabled me to buy and immediately started proclaiming Christ that very afternoon.


I advertised Bible sessions, prayer sessions, and English conversation classes. So far, no one is interested in their Creator God and in escaping eternal Hell fire. But thus far, 6 have come to my house for English conversation. (This is a prime way we missionaries in Japan are able to make contacts with these stiffneck folks, by offering English classes.) Pray for their salvation, and for the many others I am reaching with the written and spoken Word.


I pray for you. And your prayers mean ever so much to me. Thank You GIVERS, who send offerings that enable me to "go and preach" in many places in Japan. I pray for our Lord to bless you and to repay you many fold.


I have made plane reservations to fly to the U.S. on January 30 and fly back to Japan on April 25th. Please pray for safe and timely travel, in accordance to our Lord's Will.


Christís Servant in Japan,†††††††

Richard Yerby††



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