• Mission,  Partnership

    Excited For Service

    Not too long ago, our dear sister Sanpei wrote about why she would like for our family to return to Matsudo. Here’s a translation of what she said: “Although the Matsudo Church has been around for over 50 years, at the moment we have no preacher and are relying on speakers from various other churches to help each week. We currently have less than 10 people on Sunday, and we hope from our heart that Leslie and his family will be able to return to Japan and to their mission work here. We feel certain they will be able to reach out to young families and children in this area.…

  • Partnership

    The Blessings Of Partnership

    May I be blunt for a moment? I really dislike fundraising. Fundraising is one of my least favorite parts of mission work, right up there with leaving the people you love and jet lag. Asking people for money feels dirty. We all know of the various televangelists who sell their false gospels to the masses, preying on generosity to finance their lavish lifestyle. Although the work we are planning in Japan is far different from that and our lifestyle could hardly be considered lavish, asking for money to do the work makes it feel much the same. Even aside from the unfortunate televangelist connection, one often needs to be a…

  • Partnership

    The Ten Partner Project

    Our family is very excited to announce today the launch of the Ten Partner Project! This project is aimed at finding 10 churches or individuals who will partner with us in our mission work in Japan! Specifically, if we could average out just $200 over 10 partners, we would be able to begin preparations for our return. If we averaged $300 over 10 partners, we would nearly have met our sustainable budget goal! To find out more about the project, please watch the video below: Along with the video, please visit our dedicated page for the Ten Partner Project by clicking here. How Can I Help? If you’d like to…