Mission Field: Japan
Years of Service: 22
Home Church: Maranatha Baptist Church
Missions Agency: Baptit International Missions Inc.
Our Missionary for 19 years
Hi Pastor & Mrs. Mark Smith and Faith Baptist Church of Tacoma, WA, How are you doing Pastor Smith? I specifically pray for you, Mrs. Smith, and Faith Baptist Church of Tacoma, every day in my personal Bible and prayer devotions. We continue to search for a building suitable for a church of 20 or more people, and ample parking. I call, text, and visit realtors, housing, and building agencies. We visit the leads they give us. Recently, one of the buildings has parking for 2 small vehicles only, the other one a few days ago, we checked the same day we were notified, was already taken. Please continue to pray for a church building. We now have both morning and evening services, still meeting in our small apartment living room. We currently have 6 dining room chairs, and both 2 extra. Tomorrow we are planning on buying a few more folding chairs. Please continue to pray for spiritual and numerical growth. We need more Gospel tracts in English and Japanese. Please pray for Gospel tracts, business cards, door hangers, stickers, advertising, technology, phones, and other needs for the early stages of the church plant. Thank you and GOD bless you! I've attached 3 pictures below of our morning service at home, last Sunday. We thank you for your love, prayers, support, and involvement in our lives. GOD bless you, your loved-ones, and ministries!
1 (661) 675-3352 email@example.com Sent by: Maranatha Baptist Church Okinawa, Japan phone: 011-81-98-929-2695 Sent through: Baptist International Missions, Inc. PO Box 9 Harrison, TN 37341 (423) 344-5050 Scan to donate via PayPal Dear Pastor and Praying Friends, John 4:34-35 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 35Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. News Flash 2023 JESUS SAVES! These souls made professions of faith during soul winning, while on furlough: Edgardo, Sr., Virginia, Edgardo, Jr., Henry, Honeyleth, Edison, May, Shalee, Darian, Rommel, Gloria, Margarita, Joe, Vic, Alma, Jeremy, Edwin, Alex, and David. Two were Scripturally baptized. Please pray for the Scriptural baptism of the others, their spiritual growth, and discipleship. Glory to God! New Direction Since 2001, we are missionaries to the US Military through Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI). There is no BIMI missionary to minister to US Navy Base Atsugi, and US Army Base Zama in Japan. The best way to train servicemen and women in the ministry of the local church is to establish churches near their bases. This is the primary goal of BIMI’s military ministry. These churches reach both the single serviceperson, as well as families. Please pray for the beginning stages of this new church plant near these two US Military Bases. Pray for Freedom Baptist Church plant, for Atsugi and Zama souls! New Mission We go soul winning and share Gospel tracts. Elvie led hotel employee Dora to a profession of faith in the LORD JESUS CHRIST! She is the first soul won to CHRIST here. We had our first discipleship Bible study and Thanksgiving meal with Dora in the hotel. Pray that we can locate a building conducive for Sunday School, Sunday AM & PM services, and Wed. PM prayer & Bible studies pronto! Pray for a building presentable for church services, with lots of parking. Parking is rough and tough here. We have no one to help us, yet. Pray that we can meet born again laborers in the area. By faith, we are starting from the ground up. Pray for church plant building funding, please. Japan is not cheap, and we are starting from ground zero. We stayed in a hotel and rented a car since 11 Oct 2023. We finally moved into an apartment on 01 Dec 2023. Kindly pray for a reliable and dependable used vehicle we can use. HE IS ABLE! New Edition We now included our 2023 prayer letters in our BIMI page, for more details simply search: bimi ed & elvie navato. Thank you for reading our updates and reports. We are very grateful for your prayers. We truly appreciate your financial support. Send support to: Ed Navato Acct. 1248, BIMI P.O. BOX 9 Harrison, TN 37341. Merry Christmas! GOD bless you with souls saved and Christians surrendering to US Military Missions in the New Year 2024! Your church planting missionaries to the US Military in Japan, Ed and Elvie Navato
Hi Pastor & Mrs. Mark Smith and Faith Baptist Church of Tacoma, WA, How are you doing Pastor Smith? We are specifically praying for you, Mrs. Smith, and Faith Baptist Church of Tacoma as a whole. Praying for your health, healing, and speedy recovery from all your medical challenges Preacher. We were contacted by another housing agent yesterday, and are looking at another house today. We are still staying in a hotel. We've been sharing Gospel tracts in many places to many people around us. We are reporting this great blessing to you first, before we report it in our regular bi-monthly prayer letter. While we share Gospel tracts in the hotel, a housekeeping lady got one, a while back. Yesterday morning she knocked at our door, and in tears, said that she has problems and medical issues. She was holding the Gospel tract we gave her. But she's still at work, and cannot stay, but would like to come back after her shift at 6:00pm last night. Well, she did come back at 6PM, we listened to her as she poured her heart out. Then Elvie opened her New Testament and led Ms. Dora to CHRIST! Glory Hallelujah to GOD our SAVIOUR, the LORD JESUS CHRIST! She is the first soul that was led to the SAVIOUR since we got here on 11 Oct 2023! Please pray for her spiritual growth and follow-up. We invited her to come back every Sunday night at 6PM, and Wednesday night at 6PM after her shift, and to bring friends. Please pray that we will bear much fruit of souls to CHRIST, a nucleus of believers will remain, grow spiritually, and numerically. We pray and plan to start the Bible Studies in our hotel room while waiting for a house that we can use for Bible studies, Sunday school, and church services. Please pray that we can get a house very soon. We are still renting a compact car. Please pray that we can purchase a used vehicle we can use for the church plant very soon. We truly appreciate your love, prayers, and support. Happy Thanksgiving to you all! One picture attached below. GOD bless you, your loved-ones, and ministries! Your church planting missionaries to the US Military in Japan, Ed & Elvie Mark 16:15