SEND Anna to Intern in Japan

Update posted by Anna Becker On Apr 22, 2016

With great gratitude and excitement, I would like to announce that I am fully supported to go to Japan! Thank you to over 50 people who gave sacrificially and generously to me so that I could go on this trip and serve in Japan. To the numerous friends, family members, and even strangers who have given of their finances and encouraged me, thank you. God has reminded me through this process to trust, wait expectantly, and trust more. He is our Provider! Thank you for sharing in this trip as I truly could not have gone without your partnership. God goes before me and has been preparing the way for me to serve there this summer, and this is one of the biggest parts of that!

If you would like to continue to receive updates, I will be moving to solely email and Facebook while in Japan so please let me know and I will add you to the email list.

Looking forward to sharing with you all that the Lord does in my heart and the hearts of those I serve in Japan. Please continue to pray for my heart as I have about 6 weeks left before departure. May I humbly seek to serve, and do my part in preparing for the trip. There is a lot to do, but as He has shown me already, He will provide and is faithful in the process.

Thank you sweet family in Christ! You have blessed me incredibly with this opportunity to serve in Japan this summer! May the Lord bless you!

This little girl's dream of serving in Japan has finally come true! She couldn't be more excited! :)



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Update posted by Anna Becker On Apr 13, 2016

Sorry it has been much too long since I have updated everyone on support raising. Life has been a little crazy, but God has been so good! So many friends, family, and even strangers have come alongside me and partnered with me on this adventure! The unexpected notifications of support and prayers has been overwhelming at moments as I get one step closer to going.

I am so close to being fully supported! Thank you for all the prayers and support through the process! I stand amazed at God's gracious and providing hand. I am very excited for the summer in Japan. Continue to pray for endurance to currently finish out the semester as that is the first task right now at hand.

Pray for this final push, both in support raising and in preparation to leave for Japan this summer! Getting close...countdown until departure: 55 days!!

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Update posted by Anna Becker On Mar 14, 2016

During my spring break this past week, I went to Michigan to SEND's U.S. headquarters for a week long of training for this summer's internship. Although the days were long, it made me more excited and ready for the trip. It also helped refocused my heart and convicted me in areas about my heart attitude toward even this whole support raising. I am beyond thankful for all the partners I have so far and all the encouragement and prayers I have received. At SEND, it was also beautiful to see that not only do I have friends and family supporting me, but this whole organization behind me as well. At the end of the week we were officially commissioned in as short-term missionaries and prayed over. I, along with 16 others, will be going with SEND throughout the world doing different things, but all for the advancement of the Kingdom. Thankful to be a part of this exciting work. Getting closer! Below pictured is all the wonderful people I met and trained with this past week at SEND. Please keep all of us in your prayers as well as we prepare to go various places this summer.


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Update posted by Anna Becker On Feb 29, 2016

I am overwhelmed! In this last week and half another $1350 has been raised and I’m at the halfway point in fundraising!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH to all who have supported me so far both financially and through prayer. I have been brought to tears with the Lord’s gracious provision. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Please continue to share with any one who might be interested in supporting me and Japanese ministry. Also, those who haven't please prayerfully consider supporting, any contribution is appreciated!!

On another note, this weekend was the Culture Fair at Moody on Sunday as well as Pneuma on Saturday (which is the Japanese ministry I help lead in Chicago). Over 30 Japanese came to Pneuma and many of them have never even heard about Christ. I was very nervous at first, because this month I was asked to lead the Bible study. I gave a message about who Jesus is. There was a lot of good discussion. Through Pneuma I have been learning a lot more about ministry to Japanese and been challenged to think how to present the gospel in their context.

At the culture fair, I dressed up in yukata with friends and we served udon and soba noodles (pictures below). So many from Pneuma came out to support too. So much good food from all around the world, wonderful time with friends! Very full weekend, but so encouraged to see I have reached halfway point and also so encouraged during the time at Pneuma!

The Lord is at work here in Chicago where I live, and I love that even now as I prepare for Japan this summer, I can continue to take part in His ministry here to the Japanese people.

Thank you for all the support so far! Also, Happy Leap Day!

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Update posted by Anna Becker On Feb 16, 2016

A BIG praise, $1,241 raised!!! Thank you to all those who have supported me both online and through mail! And thank you to all those who have been praying! I can't do this without you! Please prayerfully consider supporting, any contribution is immensely appreciated! And continue to share with friends!

For those of you wanting a little more information about what exactly Okutama Bible Chalet is, and what we will be doing, it is a Christian conference center founded by SEND International in 1960. They host many churches throughout the year, and hold camps throughout the summer which I will be taking a part in. Among all the fun camp things, we have opportunities to share about Christ and help teach English to the Japanese campers. The center is situated in the beautiful mountains of Okutama just outside of Tokyo. I am excited to share in their vision and serve there this summer! If you would like more information about it please visit their website: http://e.o-bc.net/

1/4 of the way raised, 3/4 to go! The Lord continues to provide little by little and I am so thankful for all the encouragement and prayers I have received along the way. Thank you also to those who have sent such encouraging texts and emails, reminding me of His faithfulness through this process! Much Love!!



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Henrik Clausen

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Wonderful to see you hear and follow God's call on your life! May all you do bring glory to Him!

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Dearest Anna, I'm praying every day for you to be able to come to Japan. Love you lots

Kazumi Watanabe

Backed with $50.00 On Feb 16, 2016

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Anna: We pray that the Lord bless you and keep you and that He would use you in displaying the love of Christ with the people of Japan!!

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It is not much, but I hope it helps. Have a great time.

Akemi Mazak

Backed with $50.00 On Feb 12, 2016

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