Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. Luke 14:23
Gospel-Centered Church Planting to reach the unchurched 99% in Japan.

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Training and Enrichment

Recognizing that this season has less opportunity for face to face ministry, due to general standoffishness exacerbated by pandemic concerns, we’re looking at ways to enhance our witness effectiveness. Would you believe that it’s now the 14th year since I arrived in Japan as a full-time missionary? Last year I was able to attend a…

Local Outreach

HoG (House of Grace, the new church plant on the west side of town, and yes, I’ll probably adopt this delightful acronym) has restarted in person services! This past Sunday, Aki and I attended the afternoon service, which featured one zoom attendee, and two school teachers, along with missionaries. It was a great time of…

A Word of Thanks

(from our E-newsletter (Mailchimp) I wanted to take this chance to thank all of you for your prayers, encouraging notes and support of our ministry. This past 18 months in Japan reminds of a line from that catchy little Ozzy Osbourne song ‘We’re going off the rails on a crazy train.’ And that was preceeded…

Ministry in Covid-19 Japan

from our e-newsletter(Mailchimp) So, how do you feel about Covid-19? There is a veritable spectrum of feelings about the virus, pandemic and how it is handled. I think the general feeling for everyone on that spectrum is frustration. Actually, I’ll adjust that. There are many who have lost friends or family members to the coronavirus,…

Musikgarten & Egg Hunt

The Photos here are a few weeks old, we aren’t meeting like this in April due to the Coronavirus. Actually Japan has had this odd ‘half lockdown’ that began about three weeks before the virus hit America. Anyway, here is a program that Maki and Rhea have been joining, and will continue to join once…

First Harvest

Our new church plant team in West Tokyo, Josui Megumi no Ie (house of Grace), has seen its first convert. Praise the Lord! Though the house church was only dedicated late last year, a neighbor lady who attended the Christmas bazaar indicated that she had interest in learning more about Christianity. Less than three months…