Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Virtual Prayer Walk

Thank you for taking the time to watch this video.  It is our prayer that you will join us in praying for our ministry.  We want you to pray for the people with whom we will come in contact.  Many of you know about the darkness that is found in the country of Japan.   There is a great little book by Keith Webb titled, "Overcoming Spiritual Barriers in Japan."  You can find it on Amazon.com.   Gary, our team leader, gave it to me when he was here in Brazil.  I recommend this little book.   It will help you to be better informed about what is taking place spiritually in Japan.  Keith Webb said, "More workers, more money or better methods will not help a situation that is the result of spiritual strongholds."  Please join us in praying for Japan, the Japanese descendants and New Generations Church in Sao Paulo (Steve & Salva Marlin).  In the coming days, Amy and I will be putting more videos out for you to watch.  Why?  We believe that by seeing the areas and people who are in desperate need of the gospel, you will be more informed and hopefully can focus more intently on the areas you would be willing to lift in prayer.   Our Lord Jesus Christ wants us to be joined together.   Ephesians 5: 15-18 says, "Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk-not as unwise people, but as wise-making the most of the time, because the days are evil.  So don't be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.  And don't get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled with the Spirit."  Let us come together and pray! 
Pascal and Amy
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Brazil and Japan - Need Your Prayers!

Hello everybody!  Thank you for coming by and visiting our blog.  I am so excited about what happened this past week.  I will be sharing more about it in the coming weeks.   We want you to continue to pray for us as we begin this new work with the Japanese descendants here in Brazil.  To start off this new adventure, we wanted to post a picture with some people that are very important to us.  In between Amy and me is Thiago.  He is from Mogi das Cruzes.  The city he lives in has the highest population of Japanese descendants in Brazil.  Thiago sells insurance and most of his customers are Japanese.  In fact, Bete, his partner in the business, is Japanese descent and speaks Japanese. 
In between Micah and me is Silvano Kubo.  This is Micah’s Geography teacher at PACA.  He is also the pastor of a Japanese church that his father started in Suzano.  It was very interesting listening to Silvano talk about his father.  His father became a Christian in Japan.  Some missionaries became his friend and led him to the Lord.  One day his parents told him that he needed to decide whether he would follow Jesus or remain a part of the family.  What did he want to do?  He told them that he was going to follow Jesus.  Many of us don’t have to make those decisions in our life. Quite honestly, I cannot even imagine having to do that.  This is why it is so important to understand that we need to take serious our walk with Jesus.  Silvano is a great guy.  Please be in prayer for him.  One thing he told me about the Japanese descendants is that they are very hard to reach. WE REALLY NEED ALL OF YOU TO BE PRAYING FOR US!    We could never thank you enough for your prayers and we know and believe that in His timing, He will honor every single one of them.
Next to Matthew is Gary Fujino.  He is our new team leader and lives in Japan.  He is a great guy! He has lived in Japan for over 16 years.  It was really interesting to hear him speak Japanese with the Brazilian Japanese here in Brazil.  Gary is a second generation Japanese, so is Silvano.  Please keep Gary and his wife, Lynn, in your prayers as they lead our team in reaching Japanese people all over the world.
Please come back soon!  I am making a virtual prayer walk for all of you who would like to pray for our ministry.  We really need you to pray.  Our desire is that you will take these people and pray for them, asking God to make Himself known in a powerful way so that lives may be changed. We love y’all!!
Pascal, Amy, Micah, Matthew and Miles

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bill Stowell - My Father

It was a year ago today that my father passed away.  Wanted to share this video that was made by Rick Rowe about his 50 anniversary at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Leaving for Brazil Today - Aug. 15, 2011

Though the nations around us follow their idols,
      we will follow the Lord our God forever and ever.
Micah 4:5

As we leave today, I want to thank all of you who are praying for our family!  Last night at FBC Foley was just a wonderful time!  Those are some great people!!  Thank you to all the staff there also!  Bro. Billy, Kelly, Shane, David, Hope, Sharon and Ken!  Love you guys!  Also, another big thank you to FBC-Foley for allowing us to stay in their mission house!  It was GREAT!!  We have made so many new friends that we will never forget! 

Thank you again for your prayers as we travel today!  I love that verse in Micah!  I have claimed it for my family and know that He will take care of us! 

Pascal, Amy, Micah, Matthew and Miles

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Prayer Request

Prayer Request for August 2011

“They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus.    Acts 1:14(NLT)
Amy and I like that verse!  Why?  Because we want to be united in prayer with you all the time!  Prayer is so important to all of us and that is why Jesus was our great example.  I love Hebrews 4:14-16(KJV) “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”  I am so thankful that we can come to Jesus!  That is what we want to do with all of you!  Let us all come together and pray for each other. 
We are leaving on the 15th of August to go back to Brazil.  We want to share a few prayer requests with all of you and then when we get set up down there we will be sharing more.  Once again, thank you for taking time to pray for us during this time.  We love all of you!
Pascal and Amy
Prayer Requests:
1) For our safe travel back to Brazil.  That our luggage will make it safely and that we will get through customs with no problems. 
2) Pray for Micah, Matthew and Miles.  They will be starting school and we ask that you pray that the transition will go smoothly.  They will be going to a school called PACA (Pan American Christian Academy). Pray for their teachers and other students as they start the new school year.
3) Pray for our new ministry.  We will be working with the Japanese Descendants in Brazil.  Pray that we will seek and do the will of our Father.  Pray that we will have Godly wisdom in all of our decisions.  We ask you to claim James 1:5 for our family.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It is a true honor to be writing this to my home church, Emmanuel Baptist Church!  I know that we have been away for quite a few years, but Emmanuel will always be our home church wherever we are in the world!  One of the reasons why our family loves missions, people of other cultures, is because of Dad, Dr. Worley and Mr. Bill Magee.  They took the time to take me to Mexico and show me what missions is all about.  I have so many fond memories of what Dad talked to me about, flying with Dr. Worley, and Mr. Magee teaching me about verses in the Bible.  I will never forget those days!  I hope one day that I will be able to take Amy to Mexico to see where it all started for me.
                For Amy and me, it is important that we do something that honors you, the people of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  You have always prayed for us and supported us in everything that we do.  That is why we want to start this new blog and call it “The Forerunner on Mission”.  I will always remember “The Forerunner!”   It was something I enjoyed reading.  So once a month, Amy and I want to share with you what is going on in our ministry so that you will be able to pray for us! 
                Since Dad passed away, it has really been difficult on me.  I want to apologize for not coming to the church that much since we have been home.  It has been very hard for me to do.  However, that does not mean that I do not care and love all of you.  Next week, I will put some prayer requests in “The Forerunner” so that you can pray specifically for our family, our work, and Brazil.  As Dad would say, “If you can do that for us, I’ll dance at your next wedding!” 
We Love y’all and Blessings!
Pascal and Amy