Luis has been serving the Lord in Japan since 2004. He is a native of Lima, Peru. He met his wife Nicola in Japan, and they were married in 2005. They are primarily laboring among the large Latin American community in Tokyo.
Praise God for His salvation and His Word! Praise God for giving us the privilege to preach the Gospel, baptize, and make disciples! This last month, our church celebrated its sixth anniversary. We praise our Lord Jesus for His salvation and rejoice in His blessings. But most of all, we praise Him for giving Himself to us throughout the years.
A Swiss lady heard the Gospel and became a Christian while visiting her native Switzerland. After returning to Japan to study at a university, God guided her to our church. She has now been worshiping with us, serving, and attending Bible studies since the beginning of this year. Last Sunday, she was baptized on our church’s anniversary. She shared a powerful testimony of how God had changed her life. Through the entire testimony, her passion for the Gospel was very evident. It is wonderful to witness God’s mighty work in calling to Himself a people from many nations. This is the only explanation for how a Peruvian pastor can baptize a Swiss lady in the country of Japan!
We are now going to resume our study of our declaration of faith in three languages. Please pray that God will give us joy and passion to meditate upon His truth and to strengthen our beliefs.
God is blessing our church with more and more visitors who are hearing the Gospel for the first time. Please pray for Toshiro, Junko, Gloria, and Octavio. They are not yet believers, but they are coming regularly. They are showing interest in learning about the Gospel of our God.
We are continuing to search for orphanages where we can visit and preach the Gospel. Please pray that God would lead us to the right ones. Also, please pray for our church families, that they might maintain a proper balance between their work and their homes. Here in Japan, the time demands that are placed upon employees are destructive. There is always pressure placed upon Christians who do not want to live as company slaves.
Finally, I was recently invited to preach at the American military church on a Sunday, and I have been invited to return. Please pray for me, and praise God for the privilege that has been given to us to share His Word. Pray also for God to continue transforming the hearts of people.