Stephen and Yire Woerner

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update


We serve at a Japanese Alliance church in Chiba. Once a month, there is an English Bible study and Chiba Gospel Hour (which is a time Stephen preaches the Gospel message that's easy to understand for non believers - we hope!). Also we seek to improve ourselves in personal, one-on-one, evangelism.

November Update

Halloween Redeemed
Stephen is heading out in a few hours to join the crazy crowds in the middle of Shibuya *think famous Shibuya Crossing, to celebrate Halloween. Last year, Stephen also went out with some of his good friends (mostly just dressed as his normal self, scary enough) and hit the streets. Through that outreach, one man committed his life to Jesus and our friend has been discipling him ever since. A year has passed. Will another soul be stirred to trust Jesus as his savior? Will you pray with me that all those conversations, encounters, hugs, and praying over strangers will be Jesus meeting those people in the craze of Halloween night?

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

Praise and Prayer

Thank you for praying for Mr.H. I sat in one of the small group discussions that he was part of, and sadly he thought Stephen in his preaching said gods are everywhere even in the coffee we drink! He said that Shintoism believes gods in everything too that Christianity is not very different from Shinto. My heart sank, haha. So there, you can always pray for awesome Japanese preaching for Stephen, but also we have had numerous conversations with people openly about the Gospel message and know that without the work of the Holy Spirit, no man comes to know Jesus no matter how great the presenter presents it. We thank Jesus that He continues to work in Mr. H no matter how unqualified we are.
We had a great time at CPI! Thank you for giving so that we can go as a family!

Mrs. K who has hosted Stephen for two semesters, and me for one semester (while we were studying Japanese in Shiga prefecture in undergrad) came to visit us in Chiba for four days. She has visited us in the States three times, and once a year or so since we arrived in Japan. She loves to talk about religion (mostly how she does not like Christianity) and politics. The Gospel message has been clearly presented to her through our times together and she says she understands it in her head, but cannot accept it in her heart. She is such a dear friend to both Stephen and me. The Lord has laid it on my heart to ask for anyone who would like to adopt her in prayer and commit to pray for her daily or weekly. It could be an individual or a prayer team at your church or do it as a family. Please pray about it and if you would like to make that commitment, please let us know.

Please pray for our November Thanksgiving Fried Turkey party! Yes, we brought a turkey fryer from the States! It will be held on Nov.19th Sunday at 12:30pm. Please pray that people who are coming will know and feel Jesus' Love in the air and in our conversations/interactions/message.


We are here by your faithful giving to the Great Commission Fund.
We count our blessings as we remember you.

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Pressing on!
We love to hear from you guys. Thank you for praying for us, for Japan, for God's Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven. 62 days till 2018! We covet you guys' prayers for strength to press on.



Updated: October 30, 2017

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