First of all, THANK YOU for being a part of Claire and I’s lives. We are so grateful to share that this past February we were able to welcome our son Brody Michael Malarae into the world. Brody had open heart surgery at just two days old, and thanks to many prayers and our Faithful God he was able to come home at just 11 days old from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sutter Health in Sacramento. He is currently 6 months old, and not only healthy, but also so joyful!
Lord willing, and with your prayer and support, Claire, Brody and I will be flying to the other side of the world to bring hope, love, and peace, to the country of Japan from October 2nd through the 22nd. As you may know, Japan is the 2nd largest least reached country in the world, meaning that less than 1% of Japan knows Jesus and will likely die never even meeting a Christian.
Less than 1% of Japan knows Jesus
This fall we will be hosting our annual Fall English camp for Junior High students, teaching in the public schools, discipling High School students who accepted Christ on our previous trips, and travelling to Tokyo to meet our future long-term ministry partners.
Over the past four years that we have been running this mission trip, there has been an incredible amount of growth in the Christian community of Ieijima, Japan. Although the Christian community may be small, it is consistently getting stronger, as well as growing in number. We believe it is so very important that we continue returning to this country, and specifically to the island of Iejima.
Financially, we are in need of $3,500 to cover the cost of housing, food, travel for the three weeks we are in Japan, as well as some supplies that we need to bring to the camps. This is a Special trip, as we are traveling to Tokyo from Okinawa to spend our third week meeting our future ministry partners in Tokyo, as we are to moving there within the next two years as full time missionaries through Encompass World Partners.
We are seeking your support and prayers for this mission trip. If you are able to assist financially with this trip, I would ask that you pay through cash/check or online:
1) Mailed Cash/Check: 10801 Godwin Way, Grass Valley CA 95949
2) Donate to our official non-profit and receive a tax write-off:
www.itsthegarden.com/donate (*add “Malarae2019” to the note memo on your final step)
We thank you in advance for your prayers and your financial support. This opportunity wouldn’t be possible without your help. May God bless you immensely!
You can also read more about our story and plans about Japan by visiting www.usplus.blog/missions