Mission and Ministry:
Located just outside Tokyo, the Asaka Bible Church was started by TEAM missionaries over 35 years ago and has been under Japanese pastoral leadership for over 25 years. The church has asked for TEAM missionaries to assist in evangelism and outreach. The church is pastored by Masashi Tamura and his wife Naomi. At the church’s request, Don and Martha Regier serve as cooperating missionaries, assisting with evangelism and outreach along with their other full-time ministries. Sundays find the Regiers hosting an English Club for children from preschool through elementary school ages. This is organized by church families who invite their friends and their children to come. At 9:30 am most of the children stay for Sunday School while Don and Martha lead an English Bible Study for adults that, over the years, has brought many adults into the church who were baptized and became members. Don is a member of the evangelism committee that plans evangelistic events year-round and he preaches occasionally at the request of the pastor.
Serving Asaka Bible Church in any way possible to assist believers in evangelism and outreach, and by encouraging the pastor and believers.
- many more people saved and baptized and brought into the church by providing English outreach activities for believers to invite friends and family to
- believers encouraged and trained to evangelize and serve the Body of Christ through occasional preaching and leading the choir for special events
- new missionaries introduced to Japanese church life during their language study where they can build relationships with Japanese believers and the pastor.
Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture (just outside of Tokyo, Japan)