Evangelism

Looking for a purpose . . . or maybe not

“How do I justify my existence? What’s the meaning of life?” These questions haunted me for as long as I can remember and eventually, when I was in my early 20s, drove me to the […]

Evangelism

Friends for life

We all understand that developing friendships is key for ministry and lasting impact in Japan. This is good news. We want friends! So how do we make and keep Japanese friends? Be ready to make […]

Evangelism

Conducting weddings in Japan

A common saying in Japan is that one goes to a Shinto shrine after being born, gets married in a Christian ceremony, and is given a Buddhist funeral when one dies. Traditionally, about a month after […]

Evangelism

A time for decisions

I knew what I had to do. Even so, I had to force my feet forward to where my wife and the worship leader were sitting. When they looked up, I blurted, “I want to […]

Evangelism

Basic Japanese religious beliefs

Communicating the gospel among Japanese means engaging with their religious beliefs and worldview. We want to touch their hearts and meet their needs while contextualizing the gospel for Japanese soil. How do we go about […]

Evangelism

Ministry as a young mum

I missed my mum when I had children in Japan. When I took my one month old for his first check up at the maternity clinic, other mums with their babies born the same day […]

Evangelism

Reaching Japanese through YouTube

It’s hard to put me in a box. I was born to Japanese parents and grew up in Japan, but I’m not a Japanese national. I pastor a church in Takarazuka-city, Hyogo Prefecture, but I’m […]

Evangelism

God speaks through stories

When was the last time you heard a good story? For me, it was probably a powerful missionary biography I have just finished reading. I’ve been influenced by many missionary biographies and love hearing the […]