Winter (December 2019, January and February 2020)


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


Dear Friend in Christ,


      On Wednesday, 4 December, I locked up my house and rode the trains south to Mino Mission's Tomidahama Bible Church and taught at their Bible study at 7:30 PM that night. The following night, I taught at the 7 PM service at their Oogaki Bible Church. On Saturday that week, They had their children's Christmas service at the Tomidahama church. Several neighborhood children came, and a few of their parents and other unsaved adults. Pray for them to fully understand about the Saviour Who was born to save them from their sins.

      The following day, Sunday the 8th, I preached in the 10:30 AM service at their Tomidahama church, then briefly ate a little lunch with the church people next door, and then rode the trains to Jeff Brigham's Hope Baptist Church in Anjo City to preach in the 3 PM service there. Pastor Jeff and family were in the States at that time. Then back down the railroad tracks I go to the Tomidahama church to preach in their evening service, making for a most full and blessed Lord's Day.

       The following morning shortly after 5 AM, I was on the train platform near the Tomidahama church to catch the first train of the day at 5:24 AM and rode 4 trains to my place down at the southern tip of Japan in Ibusuki City. I stayed there till 22 January, doing much outdoor preaching, singing, and literature distribution. It was most blessed.

       A Christian lady called me upon getting my literature and took me to visit an unsaved lady friend of hers. This lost lady believed in reincarnation and such. As we witnessed to her, she said that she wanted Salvation in Jesus Christ. She followed us in prayer and we taught her what we could about repenting, trusting in Christ, and being a new creature in Jesus. She is in her 50's, I think. Her husband died a few years ago. She lives with her younger sister who is in her 40's, but has the mind of a child because she had dived deeply into the occult starting when she was in junior high school, and demons have destroyed her mind, making her non-functional now. Their house is demon infested. Physical objects (books, dishes, etc.) levitate regularly, moving about in the house. Please pray for our Lord to set them free from all evil, devils, and demons.

      I left Ibusuki on 22 January, spent the same number of days at Mino Mission with the same preaching schedule, returning to my house in Matsuida on 27 January to fly to the States on 30 January. The month of February has been most full and rich. I spent almost all of February in the Pensacola, Florida area doing much preaching and evangelism, both indoors and outdoors. Thank God for the Holy Ghost Power we saw manifested, and the many good Christians I was with, who blessed me immensely.

     Thank you for caring about me, for praying, and for your offerings. May our Lord richly bless you for it all. 

                     Christ's servant to Japan,                                 

Richard Yerby




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