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: Please pray for the completion of final construction at Sakahogi Church and continuing construction work at Camp Raphayada. The Sakahogi Church will be starting at the end of this year or beginning of next year. Please pray for the young leaders in the various ministries that Phil has been a part of starting. Please especially pray for Phil's son, Nathan, who is looking forward to returning to Japan in the next few years.