& Akiko are a Canadian and Japanese missionary couple Upon completion
of his seminary studies, he returned to spend 3 years heading up the
English Ministries of Soka Evangelical Free Church in Saitama. During
this time, he met Akiko, a fourth generation Japanese Christian (which
is a rarity). Akiko was a university student actively involved in campus
ministry as well as a member of the English Board at Soka Church. They
worked together at the church in English and Japanese.They were married
in Canada in 1998. They spent a year doing post-graduate studies at
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in preparation for further mission
work in Japan. They have three adorable chidren, Charlotte, Luke and Noah.
Church Joins Church Planting Network in Okinawa
reports are emerging about the churches in the new Okinawa church planting
network. The second network will bring more churches, but fewer missionaries
together for this venture. The vision for church multiplication is growing
in Okinawa! Pastors boldly want to multiply their churches to reach
Japan and Asia for Christ. Several of the network pastors come with
experience in birthing daughter churches and their desire is to learn
and improve what their churches are already doing. Others come with
a desire to see their churches multiply. And the network is growing.
A seventh church has just joined!
for revival in Japan! Less than 1% of 127 million is Christian.
Pray for the final 6 months of the current church-planting network in
Okinawa. We hope to see more people come to Christ and the young churches
begin to mature.
Pray for the preparations toward future church planting networks in
Pray for wisdom as we coach and assist the network churches.
Pray for our fall travels to Yamagata, Sendai and Osaka for training,
and a missionary retreat.
Pray for our family.
Pray that God will continue to meet all of our needs (including financial
during this time of a weakened Canadian dollar).
Pray that we would continue to grow in our daily walk with God.
missionary is responsible
for raising their annual support.