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Evangelism and Discipleship Ministries


Our vision is to aid the growth of the Japanese church by utilizing missionaries’ unique skills, passions, and spheres of influence to facilitate opportunities to spread the gospel and invest in Japanese believers’ spiritual growth.

The missionaries currently working in this group:

Katie Cole
Ray Landis
Georgia Landis
Martha Regier

Ministry Focus:

We are made up of a distinctive group of missionaries serving in numerous ways throughout Japan. While methods and specific ministries are unique to our missionaries, our common passion is to engage and serve the communities where God has placed us and take advantage of the special opportunities He gives us. Whether it be through English classes, Bible studies, supporting a local Japanese church, caring for missionaries and their kids, or capitalizing on special skills or circumstances, we seek the spread of the gospel and encouragement of Japanese believers to the glory of God.

“I categorize myself as a servant, contributing to the team effort of fulfilling the Great Commission in Japan by using my gifts, time and energy, and serving where needed to enable missionaries and ministries to function well.”
-Russ Epley

“Through GRACE Bible studies, social invitations and English classes, (my goal is) to bridge Japanese with the larger Body of Christ so believers will be built up and unbelievers will have the opportunity to hear about our fabulous Lord Jesus.”
-Karen Nohara

“(My main goals are) to build relationships with a wide variety of people so that God may move some of them to attend our local church… (and) be sensitive to emotional well-being and relationships within the church, to respond quickly to support believers in dealing with issues in a way which glorifies Christ’s name.”
-Aileen Selander

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