Making Disciples
in Japan

That we may see countless Japanese worshiping before the throne of King Jesus.

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One hot July summer night in 2016, we stood on a Tokyo train platform waiting to take the train back from the city. Standing shoulder to shoulder, fighting the humidity, we heard an announcement made over the intercom. Unable to understand, we just assumed it was another typical announcement as no one had reacted in the slightest. A minute or two later, one of the people we were with leaned down and whispered that the train would be delayed because of a suicide.

On the surface the announcement appeared to be almost mundane — an occurrence common enough that it might have been a delay due to weather. It made us wonder how you come to that place — where someone jumping in front of a train is so common, barriers have to be placed along the edge of the platforms? That the loss of hope is so common and so severe, it leads to an average of 70 people taking their lives each day?

Our dream is to one day see the suicide barriers in the subways torn down because of the hope found in Jesus Christ.

Recent Updates

The borders are opening!

Hello friends! We have wonderful news! Last week, Japan announced that they are relaxing border restrictions for international students, business travelers, and long-term workers. That’s us! If the new paperwork and visa process progresses quickly, we hope to leave in 2 to 3 months. Our team leaders in Japan are working on the new paperwork …continue reading.

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Watching And Waiting

Greetings friends! It has been a long time since our last update — here’s what’s been going on. Visa Update Japan was closed to all foreign travelers for most of last year, and has been for all of this year as well, with few exceptions. There was a short window in the fall when we …continue reading.

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