Response to the Postponing of the Olympics

We had a large Olympic Kick Off Meeting in February before the outbreak of the corona virus. You can see in the picture that most people were not concerned and didn't wear masks. There were over 100 pastors and missionaries gathered in Tokyo for 3 days to discuss and plan Olympic Sports Outreaches throughout the country. ... Continue Reading →

Overseas Instruction in Counseling

OIC is a branch of Association of certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). We will have the second training session in November this year and two more training sessions in 2020.  OIC has been training Biblical Counselors in over 31 countries for more than 15 years.  We had a total of 4 guest speapkers. Dr. Joe from... Continue Reading →

Counseling Seminar

The last two months have been a very fruitful time of ministry in Japan. We have been doing many trainings, teachings, gospel concerts, and outreaches. 42 Churches were invited to the Conference We sent out multiple letters and flyers to 42 Evangelical Churches on the West Coast of Japan to promote this Biblical Counseling Training... Continue Reading →

Book Store Outreach

Kanazawa Beans is one of the largest bookstores in Japan. The bookstore has 800,000 books. It was a privilege for our church and Awana Club to do a Christmas Concert and share the story about Jesus.  People Sat Through the One Hour ProgramPrayers were answered, and there were parents and children who sat through the whole... Continue Reading →

Four Children Baptized

We are very thankful there were four children who made a profession of faith and were baptized! It was a great honor to baptize the child in the photo. He has attended Awana club and church from a young age, but came to faith through a series of sermons on trials and faith in God.... Continue Reading →

Public Library Outreach

The city library has a Christmas party every year, and the library invited Sarah and I to share a story about Christmas. There were about 50-60 people who came. Almost all of them were new people who have never attended church before. We did a dramatic reading of the first Christmas story in both English... Continue Reading →

Biblical Counseling

Overseas Instruction in Counseling: Introduction It was a great privilege to have Dr. Joe visit and speak at our church about the possibility of training the Pastors and lay leaders on the West Coast of Japan in Biblical Counseling.  Churches and Leaders excited to be trained in Biblical CounselingWe had several church leaders from different... Continue Reading →

Concert at Aeon Shopping Mall

We are so thankful for another opportunity we had to do a concert at a large shopping mall. Throughout the program, we were permitted to handout Christmas Eve church service invitations and Gospel scrollpens. There were many people who sat through the whole presentation. Children helped handing out flyer invitationsWe are so thankful for the... Continue Reading →

AWANA 30th Anniversary in Japan

Awana 30th Anniversary Egawa Katsumi Awana club in Japan began 30 years ago, and the headquarters of Awana Japan is located at our church. The man on the right, Egawa, is the first Awana Missionary in Japan. Suzuki MissionaryThis is the second Awana missionary in Japan. He quit his good job to be a full time Awana... Continue Reading →

School Patrol Volunteering

Noah and I had an opportunity to stand at the street corner to make sure the children who walk to school can safely cross. We were able to meet many elementary school students. Many children in the neighborhood and area know our family. Sarah and the children at Noah's kindergarten (over 150 children attend here).The... Continue Reading →

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