Here is the link to my March 2014 newsletter http://jimtilus.files.
Thank You for your regular prayer and support. Please pray for God’s provision as I prepare for my upcoming marriage on May 18! In addition to the requests in this newsletter, please say a quick prayer for 3 Japanese students who attended church for the 1st time last week as well as for an 18 year old Christian from Sendai who I will start discipleship with this week! I realize that I request a lot of prayers, but I greatly appreciate all of them J
I have attached my April newsletter to this e-mail. I have also attached a link for a video which one of our students recently filmed for a class. 2 of our students who are regular in Bible Study and Church/Jesus Life group are in this VIDEO.
This video is about a Japanese festival called “settsubun”. On that day, people traditionally throw beans to keep away demons and evil spirits. The beginning of the film shows the common practice of scaring kindergarten children with teachers dressed as demons, while the children are encouraged to throw beans to keep them away. Later, we see the main point of the video: As an adult, Daiki no longer has any fear of evil spirits.
While Daiki may no longer fear evil spirits, we know that it is these spirits who are active in keeping him and other Japanese students in spiritual darkness. 2 Corinthians 4:4 They do not believe, because their minds have been kept in the dark by the evil god of this world. He keeps them from seeing the light shining on them, the light that comes from the Good News about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
The enemy’s purpose for these students is to steal, kill and destroy. Please say a prayer for all of our Japanese students, both that they would be aware of the spiritual battle over their lives, and that they would put their hope in Christ who loves them. Beans will not turn away the powers of evil from influencing their lives, but prayer on their behalf will!