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May ’19 Update

NEW SUPPORTERS

Recently, we had one family decide to support us monthly, and another family that has pledged to do so in the future. We praise the Lord for these additions to the team.

LEO UPDATE

In the last newsletter, we expressed that there were no longer concerns with Leo’s health, but that was not entirely accurate. Another blood test showed his liver enzymes going up, though not at a drastic rate, and the doctors did not know why. His most recent tests, though, showed that the enzymes had gone down slightly (praise the Lord!). We’ll do another round of blood work in June, and if those results, and the results for some genetic testing, are good, then hopefully the Lord will allow us to avoid a liver biopsy. Aside from this, he is healthy, growing, and doing everything he’s supposed to be doing. He is a joyous addition to our family. Thank you for your prayers for him.
6-month old Leonidas swinging, while Daphne plays on the storm shelter in the background.

RECENT OPPORTUNITIES

During the month of April, and the first Sunday in May, we were able to present the ministry to Japan in three different churches. First we were able to visit Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Enid, OK. We had a great time meeting the people, and staying with Pastor Job Dunklin and his family, with whom we’ve been friends for many years (see pic below).

Next, we were able to visit Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Woodstock, IL. We had a great time preaching, presenting, and getting to know the people there (see pic below).

Yesterday, I was able to preach and present at Sherwood Baptist Church in Newcastle, OK. We had a blessed time with this congregation.

We have no more scheduled meetings with churches, and so will continue to reach out to potential individual donors. Please pray that the Lord will raise up supporters.

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

Later in May, we’ll be attending F.I.R.E.’s international conference to share our heart for taking the gospel to the Japanese. I look forward to seeing many from this fellowship that I’ve met at previous conferences, as well as meeting others for the first time.
As always, we appreciate your prayers, and the support of our financial partners.

In Christ,
Jeremy, Bonnie, Titus, Daphne, Saoirse, and Leonidas Malone
A picture of Senju Kannon, the Buddhist “Goddess of Mercy”, who is said to have 1000 eyes and 1000 arms. The unreached people of Japan need to hear about the true God of Mercy who sent His Son as the sacrifice for our sins.

February 2019 Newsletter

A Word of Thanks

We’ve recently had some individuals join our team as monthly donors. We praise the Lord for all of you who are giving to support us monthly, and we want to say “thanks” to you. You are a great encouragement to us. It’s your generosity through God’s grace that will help us get to the field of Japan.

Leo Update

In previous newsletters we expressed some health issues concerning Leonidas. After running some tests, it turned out to be nothing serious. We praise the Lord for that! Otherwise, he’s growing like crazy, and turned himself over for the first time on Monday. Thank you for praying for him.

Please pray for us as we seek to take the gospel of Christ to the unreached in Japan!

Leonidas flipping himself over for the first time.

Upcoming Opportunities

I recently sat down and had an encouraging conversation with a missionary who has been on the field for a few years. He is trying to connect us to more churches, groups, and individuals for potential support. We’re praying the Lord would be pleased to get us to the place where we can focus on raising support full-time, as our goal to make it to Japan is Fall 2020.

In April, we’ll be visiting a church in Enid, OK, followed by a church in the Chicago area, to preach and present the field of Japan.

In May, I’ll be attending F.I.R.E.’s international conference to share our heart for taking the gospel to the Japanese. I look forward to seeing many from this fellowship that I’ve met at previous conferences, as well as meeting others for the first time.

A brother from our church has agreed to help us produce a video for the purpose of presentations, which I hope to be starting on soon.

Please pray that the Lord would use all of these opportunities to glorify Himself, bless others through us, as well as to PREPARE us for and PROVIDE for missions in Japan. Also, please let us know if we can serve you in any way.
As always, we appreciate your prayers, and the support of our financial partners.

In Christ,
Jeremy, Bonnie, Titus, Daphne, Saoirse, and Leonidas Malone
Worshipers at a Shinto shrine ring the suzu, a round bell that is used to call the gods and repel evil. This is a normal part of Japanese culture. The Japanese greatly need to hear the gospel of Christ.