Plymouth Alliance Church supports Don, Rachel, Elliot (left) and Donald (right) Schaeffer serving in Japan. Subscribe to their newsletter (below) to have their latest updates delivered right to your inbox.
Don served at Plymouth Alliance Church as Associate Pastor for 4 years (2015-19). He and his family have been called to be missionaries in Japan with our Denomination, the Christian and Missionary Alliance. They concluded their time here in Plymouth at the end of May 2019. Above and below are photos from their farewell parties and here's a link to their farewell video.
Currently Don, Rachel and the boys arrived in Japan on August 6th. They have a house, some furniture and are starting to adjust in both body and mind.
Prayer points: -Pray for Donald - He is experiencing a lot of emotions through the transition. He is having courage, but it is hard for him to say goodbye. -Pray for Elliot - He is doing great with potty training however, we know that this can regress with this big life change. -Pray for Rachel - Saying goodbye to family and friends is very hard. Pray for my heart as I miss these relationships. Pray for me as I begin learning Japanese and adjust to being in Japan. - Pray for Don - He will begin language school in September. Transitioning from full-time pastor to full-time student is a big role change and will challenge him in new ways. - Pray that all of us would daily find our hope and strength in Jesus and be reminded of our most important identity as a child of God.