This week, Acts 29, one of our partner organizations published an article about our church plant with an accompanying video that details the early years of our church and how God worked though Yoshito to plant his church in the heart of Tokyo. Click here to read the article and be sure to check out … Continue reading Church Planting in the Heart of Japan
What a year it has been for us. As we look back at what God has done through us and our church plant this year, it's evident that his grace has been at work amongst us the whole time. Thank you to each and everyone one of you who prayed for and supported us this … Continue reading 2017 – The Year in Review
Boom! Did you hear that? Boom! Is that fireworks? Boom! No, its a huge drum. https://youtu.be/pu3pShr2LiA For the past week, all around the city the deep earth shaking bass of drums could be felt. Tuesday kicked off the Kurayami Festival at the Okunitama Shrine. Which is a week long festival held during a string of … Continue reading Darkness Festival
Last Sunday, each of us shared what God had been speaking to us over the past three months at Soma Fuchu. We just ended a study through the book of Phillipians. One college student who recently started to attend our gatherings shared this. "I just started studying the Bible and I don't know it very … Continue reading One Who is Greater
Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." (Mark 10:15) "Do you really believe that something man-made could be a god? I think that's weird." I clearly remember saying this to my friend who called a statue of Buddha, a god; when I … Continue reading Living like a Child
Splash! It hit me like a jolt of electricity. I turned and saw the cup in her hand and realized this was my wake up call. Everything from the week had been building and culminated into a heated exchange that ended with me standing at the bottom the stairs drenched in water. Backseat driver After … Continue reading First Things
After a 3 month blitz of moving countries, finding and furnishing a home, giving birth to a baby and acquainting ourselves with life in a different culture; we we're exhausted. So the prospect of getting away for a while to enjoy the abundant nature of Japan was much desired.
Karis Church just launched a new podcast this week and Drew was invited to be the first guest on the podcast. Listen to Drew share about Japan and why we feel called to take the gospel there.
Through much prayer and thoughtful consideration together with the Karis Church elders we have made the decision to depart for Tokyo this month on the 21st. Though we are not yet at 100% of our support raising goal we sense the spirit's leading to go now. As we prepare to depart we do so with … Continue reading Departing with Urgency
2 weeks ago we announced 5 over 4 asking you to pray for us as we sought to raise $500 in recurring financial support each week over the course of 4 weeks to reach a total of $2000 in recurring support. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement thus far. Here's an update on where we currently stand. Week 1 total … Continue reading 5 over 4 Update