Hori just skyped me. He and Matsumoto are doing relief work in Miyako with the Jordans. (Jordans are missionaries who have been involved with Deaf ministry and a critical part of ViBi’s beginning.) Jordans had met some Deaf people on a previous earthquake/tsunami relief trip, and invited Hori and Matsumoto to join them this time. Hori writes: “We were able to meet with 3 Deaf people at Miyako Community Church. A church member who is also a certified JSL interpreter invited them. We used the Japanese Sign Language Bible translation for a Bible study on Matthew 13:1-23. Pastor Matsumoto taught and shared the gospel with them.”
Thank God for this wonderful opportunity to connect. Pray that the Word of God will take root in their hearts and that they will come to faith in Christ. Pray for Matsumoto and Hori as they will be there Sunday and Monday as well.