Phil and Debbie Melton had served in Japan with EBM since the 1980s. They serve three churches in the cities of Seki, Kani, and Sakaohogi, and have been working on the completion of Camp Raphayada, a 120-person Christian camp facility in Mugi Cho. Their ministry is expanding annually, and they are seeing individuals follow Jesus with some committing to serve him in full-time ministry. Phil and Debbie have six children and eight grandchildren. After over 30 years as missionaries, after the closing of EBM they are now serving with IBM Global in New Hampshire.
Way to Pray: Pray for the start of the new Japanese church in Sakahogi at the beginning of this year. Please pray for the young leaders in our various ministries which includes our son Nathan who is looking forward to returning to Japan as a missionary when they are able to pay off his wife’s school bill.