Our Letters

Here are our most recent prayer letters. Enjoy!

  • Carter Connection- September 2013

    Mission Board Transition Process     If you recall in our last prayer letter, the mission board of our sending church, Shawnee Baptist Missions has been discontinued, and so we have been in the process of finding a new mission board to go out under. Since our mission board is a VERY important part of our lives as missionaries, this transition CANNOT be done without due diligence, and prayer, and following the leading of the Holy Spirit, both on our part AND on the part of the mission board that will be taking us in. That being said, we are very thankful for God’s provision and for his direction. There is a possibility that another great independent Baptist church in the area will take us in through their mission board, so please pray for wisdom, and guidance throughout this potential transition. We have been involved in weekly meetings with the pastor of the church’s mission board for the last couple of months as part of their vetting process. So we covet your prayers for the decisions that need to be made in the days ahead. Because of this long transition process, it has taken a while to get this letter out. We ...

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  • Where We Live

    Japan is a unique country that seamlessly meshes centuries-old tradition with cutting edge tech. It is truly a culture that is all its own. My hope is that you will be able to get at least a small glimpse of that uniqueness here.

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  • Carter Connection- April 2013

    The First Ten Years!! This April, we celebrated our first ten years of being in Japan. We are continually in awe of God’s grace as He works among the Japanese through us. Our church was kind enough to celebrate it with us, and it was such an encouragement to hear their testimonies of how God let us be an influence in their lives. We took some time to go through the past ten years, through the different transitions our church went through, and it brought back a lot of memories of how the church started, and how it has grown so far, and of the people that God brought into our lives. As I write this letter, I am so thankful the faithfulness of all of you who have been so faithful to us, by praying for us, and by financially supporting us these first ten years. Thank you!! After looking behind to see God’s grace and mercy in our ministry so far, I am excitedly looking forward to what God is going to do in the next ten years, as He allows us to be used by Him! Summer Furlough This summer, we will be heading back to the States for a ...

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