I had an amazing conversation this afternoon with a new friend. We got connected to a guy who works with international students at UC-Santa Barbara. Turns out, there have been three students from Rikkyo University, which is the school in Ikebukuro where we plan to plant our church, who will be going back very soon. One girl recently made a confession of faith! They each have been a part of his Bible study in California and have allowed him to give us their emails to keep in touch.
We sense God already at work, putting things in place before we even get there. Our prayers are that God will continue to providentially connect us to people like these students.