How you can be a missionary to missionaries:Pray

Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

By Alan Geiger
Photos by Marc E.

“And you are helping us by praying for us….” —2 Corinthians 1:11 (NLT)

When Kimiko was seven or eight years old, her parents introduced her to a Japanese woman who was going to the Philippines as a Bible translator with Wycliffe.

“My dad suggested that all the family had to start praying for the lady,” says Kimiko. It became part of a new tradition for her family. “Every morning we got together and studied the Bible and prayed for missionaries.”

So, in 2005 when Kimiko decided to join Wycliffe herself, she could do it with confidence knowing that she would be supported through prayer.

“The work here [in Japan] was done by foreign missionaries,” says her mother. “We have seen their work and the hardships. They were the ones who helped us grow, so we know the importance of mission work. We know…

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