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Karen and Mas Nohara

My Story

Mas, a Japanese, met Karen, a Canadian, at a Bible Institute in Alberta, before they married and started a family in Japan. The years passed with Mas employed with a Canadian oil and gas industry internationally and with Karen teaching ESL in those locations (Calgary, Abu Dhabi, and Singapore). This privileged us with relationships in God's global family. For four years, we were stationed in Tokyo as TEAM Kingdom Professionals before Mas retired to begin a new journey as full time missionaries at KRC. Although grandparents, we have recognized a call to disciple Japanese so the church may increase in numbers and faith.

We have two daughters, son-in-laws, and three grandchildren (one graduating from high school).

Ministry Focus:

We are continuing our bridge-building between God's peoples at TEAM Karuizawa Retreat Centre. As Ministry Initiative Leader and Program Director, we desire to create a welcoming atmosphere that encourages spiritual growth. We invite ministry leaders, missionaries, church groups, and individuals to facilitate teaching God's Kingdom principles to His people. We also invite volunteers to assist in maintaining God's gift of this amazing retreat site.

Primary Prayer Request:

Pray that we may increase our connections to effectively reach more of God's peoples with the truths of God's Kingdom principles revealed through Jesus Christ.

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