Ministry Focus: After a strong sense of call into missions, I began feeling a burden in my heart for the nation of Japan. With 99% of the population not knowing Christ and a history of some of the world’s highest suicide rates, I knew this was a place that’s desperately in need of hearing about God’s love and the joy that comes from salvation.
I will be working in a collaborative ministry effort with PAOC and Youth with a Mission (YWAM) to pioneer a new YWAM base in Sendai.
YWAM Sendai is working to establish a missional community that will function linguistically and culturally in both English and Japanese. We desire to creatively explore ways in which the Gospel can be shared and expressed in an authentic Japanese way.
We have the goal of developing into a missions center where we will run Bible and discipleship schools, with an emphasis on youth and young adults. Our heart is, not only to grow the community of faith within Sendai, but to also champion and release more people to spread God’s love within the nation.
We believe that unity in faith holds the key to true revival within Japan, so we actively seek relationship and partner with churches and mission organizations to build and strengthen this unity.
I’ve witnessed and experienced, firsthand, how God can use a YWAM base and its leaders to impact the lives of people and a community. Because of this, God has stirred up a desire and excitement within my heart to be part of this team, pioneering a new base in an area that needs to hear and see God’s love in motion.
Ministry History: After graduating from a Christian school, Lee University, I worked as a church administrative assistant for 3.5 years. Upon sensing a call of missions, I resigned from the position to take a Discipleship Training School overseas where God confirmed the call and began preparing me for what He had for me next.
I’ve served at my home church on the worship team, as a youth leader, as well as in children’s ministry. I have gone on multiple short-term mission and ministry trips to places including Alberta, Northwest Territories, USA, Ukraine, Rwanda, Australia and Papua New Guinea.
For a powerful movement of God to sweep over Japan
Creative and effective ways to reach people
God’s guidance in pioneering and growing our ministry
For continued sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and boldness to walk out His direction