The Harrington Family
Chris and Leanne work with SEND International in the greater Sendai Japan area.
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We are blessed to be able to reconnect with our Parkside church family over the next 9 months.
*Please pray for us as a family as we work to reacclimate to life in America.
*For Leanne and me coming to Cleveland is like coming home in many ways. But for our kids Cleveland feels like the foreign land. Pray we all have grace for one another as we experience the highs and lows of leaving Japan and being in America at different times.
*Also continue to pray for the Japanese people and the work of our team members going on in Japan while we are away. Pray for our church, Shiogama Church, as they continue to grow deeper in their relationship with the Lord and reach out to others in their neighborhood. Pray for Satoshi and Nozomi, who we will be working closely with upon our return to Japan, as they continue to make inroads into Shichigahama. Preparing for a future church plant in the community.
*We praise God for how he carried us through the transition to America. There were many goodbyes and lots of tears.
*We look forward to reconnecting with our Parkside Church family over these next 10 months. Please also pray for our kids as 3 out of the 4 have spent more of their lives in Japan than in America. For them coming to America is in some ways going to the foreign land. Pray they settle in well.
*Please be praying for A-san and her four kids. The Lord has brought them to our monthly What's Up Kids lunch and english time in Shichigahama. They have been faithfully coming since last June and have even been attending church on Sunday. Please pray the Lord will open their hearts and minds to the gospel. The Lord has begun to do a work in their lives, but please be praying for the soil to be good and for their protection from the evil one as they continue to take steps towards God.
*Also be praying for us as a family. We will be returning to America at the end of this month. There will be many goodbyes and packing to take place this month. It will be physically and emotionally hard for all of us. Please pray we end our time here well.