When I first heard the Gospel was in 1996. At the time I was in South Carolina as an exchange student. I started attending a church there where there was a Sunday school class for international students. The lessons were very difficult for me to grasp at first because of my Buddhist background. I had never read the bible or heard anything about Christ as I grew up, About the same time I got involved in a Bible study (for Japanese) held by an international campus ministry. The more I studied the Word of God and spent time with believers whose lives reflected it and His love, I came to know that God truly exists and decided to follow Him.
God has given us a ministry vision that TEAM missionaries and Japanese Christians will become more effective and efficient in establishing reproducing churches in Japan by the support and encouragement provided through our God-given abilities and gifts.