Matt with Mission to Japan

I'm asking for partnership to be able to share the Gospel with those who have never heard the Gospel.  The 10/40 window is a critical area of focus, because they are majorly un-reached/un-engaged people groups.  Japan is one of the groups in the 10/40 window & is the area that GOD is preparing me to go to.  I am simply a vessel to be used of Him, however He desires. My name is Matt Nordsell & back in April 2010, I answered the call for the ministry which has been evangelism.

Back in March 2017, during the worship night my church's young adults ministry has each month, I received the direction that I will be going to Japan to be a long-term missionary.  I'll work with the local church, however GOD would make possible, to help them share the Gospel first in the Kansai region, specifically Osaka.  I went on medical leave back in October 2016 (healed now) & so I've been learning to be even greater in my dependence on GOD. I'd like to also ask for prayer for protection against spiritual warfare as I'm preparing, prayer against procrastination, drawing closer to GOD, learning the Japanese language, being out on the streets more doing evangelism, eliminating the debt & saving up & transitioning to online income. When I had the direction that I was going to be in Japan, I knew something would be happening in November 2019, I thought that it was going to be when I would be moving from Minnesota to Japan, it ended up being moving from Minnesota back to Illinois temporarily, I'm back in Minnesota now though & back with my church body at Grace Church Eden Prairie, MN. I am not sure of the timing that the move will happen, but I do have an urgency that it will be happening soon that I would be in Japan. GOD has begun setting into motion things for the move to happen causing connections to get established & recently also shifted focus from the Kanagawa prefecture to the Kanto prefecture with Osaka specific.

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I desire to purchase (or build) a house that would be at least a 4LDK.  The reason that I have something big like this in my heart is because I desire to be able to host small missions teams that would come to Japan in my area. There is a house that recently went for sale in Osaka that would actually be perfect for the the desire that GOD has given me for the hosting of missionaries who would come to the area.  In Japan, I'd be doing evangelism, working with the local church, to help the (true) Gospel be spread throughout Japan, because right now, Japan has only around 1-2% of it's entire population as Christian.  The greatest majority the people are between Buddhism and Shintoism.  I don't know how long GOD is going to be having me over there other than long term, even if it is going to be the rest of my life, I'm perfectly content with that, as long as I'm doing His will, that's what I care about. Check: https://joshuaproject.net/countries/JA  to see the statistics of Japan.  I seek to do my part in the final commandment that Jesus gave before ascending to Heaven which was the Great Commission, to go into ALL the world and preach the Gospel to all! When working with the local church, I don't want to help spread a false gospel, but the true Gospel & help people see that they are sinners in need of a Savior and help lead them to repentance and faith in GOD.

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There are a some things that I need to do before I move to Japan to do, transition from driving to online for my income as well as learning the language to be able to speak, read & write.  For getting out of debt, I'm delivering food through GrubHub and DoorDash as well as working at Jet's Pizza.  I also have an eCommerce store "The Hideout" (www.hideoutmdn.com).  With The Hideout, I have free shipping to US addresses & the ability to save $10 off $60+, $20 off $120+, or even $30 off $180+. I'm also looking to utilize eBid & Amazon also working on getting other sources of online income going as well.  I'm as well looking to begin building budget (used parts) computers to sell.  I'm working to get the above online income going strongly, which will be able to be continued overseas, while the driving income can't be. In my own personal ability, it is not possible to get all debts eliminated and also have money for the move to happen for the glory of GOD to be proclaimed, but when being surrendered to GOD, He makes mountains move no matter how big they may seem! 

I know that when GOD says something, He'll make it happen even if it doesn't seem like anything is happening in the natural. GOD doesn't lie or change His mind like we as humans do, I'm believing and trusting in Him completely, not in anything that I would try because I fail miserably when trying to do what only He can do! I'm believing that I will be able to have the online income to the point that I wouldn't have to continue doing all the driving by having enough coming in online that would enable me to learn the language, go deeper in Scripture, be out more doing evangelism for the equipping for overseas. The money raised through all sources listed will help in fulfilling the call that GOD has for me in Japan. I am seeking to be financially prepared to enable travel around Japan as GOD permits.

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The other task is learning the Japanese language to speak, read and write. My goal for language proficiency is to be able to be where I would be able to begin carrying on conversations in Japanese by the time that I would move there and be able to work on taking the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) starting with 5 and working down to 1.  Your help/partnership is greatly appreciated (prayer, sharing, financial, however GOD would have you), please help spread the word, because Japan needs more Jesus, there are so many people who are in the dark there and they don't even know it. My desire for Japan is to see them have Jesus as their Rock and be able to see Japan training and sending out missionaries to preach the unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world! I'm believing and trusting in GOD that everything will happen in His perfect timing!  Thank you for reading this and I pray that you'd help in any way you can, whether it be prayer, financially or sharing, all are greatly appreciated.  GOD bless!
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