Besides the ministry in Sapporo, we are also edifying believers in two towns which are near Sapporo: Tobetsu and Yuni. Around once per month we gather at the home of one of the Christians in Tobetsu for a home fellowship. Regular attendance is about six people. We are studying through the Gospel of John, and have finished to the end of chapter 3 so far.
We are still waiting on the Lord to bring believers or seekers to our weekly gathering in Yuni. As we wait, we spend time in prayer and worship. We have ordered a sign which has John 3:16 written in large letters, and next week we will put it on the building in Yuni. At the moment, the people of Yuni are worried about 'hurting Buddha' if they attend our service. We pray that the Lord would break the chains and give these people eyes to see the Truth. The church building itself has not been very well maintained in the past decade or so, so we are slowly working on restoring it to its original beauty (for God's glory). As we cut the grass, pull weeds, etc. people have been watching us... may they one day be prompted to enter the building and hear God's Word, and receive eternal life.