Yoshiko used to serve at the Japanese church in Milton Keynes, UK, before she and her daughter Mami returned to Japan in 2009. They still maintain contact with the church. Yoshiko and Mami have since been fighting serious health issues, Yoshiko with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Mami with multiple sclerosis. 

This has been a trying and challenging season for both Yoshiko and Mami as they experience health challenges and, particularly for Mami, alarming symptoms.  Thank you for praying for strength and perseverance for them and that they will continue to rely on the Lord for strength.