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The Gonnermans * erving in Japan ‘We are thankful for 2020. We thank God for His faithfulness, which has guided and protected us throughout this year. We thank God for the ways He perfectly pushed and grew us this year through events and circumstances we would not have chosen for ourselves. We thank God for the numerous times we have seen His strength during our weakness. ‘We thank God for Jonah and Aila's growth and development this year. We thank God for the relationships that have developed with neighbors this year, especially considering the global and local circumstances. We thank God for making methods for us to continue studying Japanese despite social distancing. We thank God for all our faithful prayer warriors. We thank God for those who have given sacrificially either directly to us or indirectly through thelr churches. We thank God for the little emails or notes of encouragement. We thank God that you read our letters, ‘As we approach the season of holidays separated from family and friends, we praise God for the plethora of ways to connect, talk with, and even see those we cannot meet in person. We thank God that though the holidays will look auite different, we can trust God to work mightily through them. Jonah and Ail enjoy the friendshios they have made Jonah enjoyed Sports Day at his school, which included a class relay, cardboard box puzzles, and an obstacle course. Praises Prayer Corner ‘+ Jonah and Aila's school interviews went well Baby Boy due Feb 2021 ‘+ Anew Christian couple from the area has begun» _Andrew preaches on Nov 29" in Japanese attending our church Wisdom for Christmas celebrations and ‘The beauty of God's creation in the fall outreaches God's direction for our future ministry in Japan at Andrew, Janae, Jonah, and Aila Gonnerman (aye. ar bmm Aadroujenaee gral om ‘Baptist Missions http://thegonnermans.com bmm.org, 3-3-20-204 Nagayama, Tama-Shi, Tokyo 206-0025 Japan