“This gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” Matthew 24:14.
The grace of missionary service is as irresistible as the grace of regeneration. Christ can promise universal proclamation because he is sovereign. He knows the future success of missions because he makes the future. All the nations will hear! - John Piper
I was born in Bolivia, South America when my parents were missionaries but primarily grew up in the northern Illinois area. Missions was always a big part of my family. We would have missionaries visit us or visit missionaries on family vacations. However, I was never really interested in missions. About 8 years ago, God started to change my heart, but I wasn’t sure where He was calling me. Having been born in Bolivia, I had the desire to return. I returned to Bolivia for two summers and worked with Operation Restoration, a ministry to children living on the streets of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. While God stretched me and challenged me there, I felt He was calling me to an Unreached People. Through different sermons, books and other missionaries, God revealed a call to Japan. In February 2014, I was granted a one year leave of absence from my school and and in August, I set out for Japan to teach English. One year turned into two and now I believe that God is calling me to return to Japan long-term. My life has taken a number of different turns, but through them all, I can see God leading me to this next step.
I look forward to using some of my gifts of organization, finance and administration to help, encourage and support TEAM missionaries in Japan. I am excited for the opportunity to work in the Tokyo office helping with administrative tasks which relieve some of the daily stress of missionaries and allow them to concentrate more on language learning, building relationships and planting churches. After reaching an acceptable language level, other part-time ministries may become available.
TEAM Japan Office
Less than half of one percent of Japanese are believers. Despite the technological advancements, there is a hopelessness of the polytheistic religion of Shinto and the non-theistic philosophies of Buddhism.TEAM desires to build churches and share the love and life of Jesus Christ