Japan/EFCA ReachGlobal -
Duane is working with a team of missionaries from EFCA Reach-Global, EFC of Canada Mission, and EFC of Macao to establish Tokyo Multicultural Church (TMC, started in 2013) in Sumida, east of central Tokyo. In April 2019 a Japanese pastor also joined the staff. The vision is for a Christ-centered, Bible-based, disciple-making church for many nations celebrating the God-given diversity of Tokyo, the world’s largest metro area.
Prayer Requests -
- Though some of our ministries to this point have been in Japanese, including interpretation of the Sunday sermon twice a month, pray that the vision to have a separate Japanese worship service will become a reality in the very near future.
- Give thanks that TMC now has a Japanese pastor on staff with the team of missionaries. Motomichi Harada just joined us in April 2019, so pray for him as he joins Duane in leading the Japanese "department."
- Pray for the vision of launching another TMC-type church in Tokyo in the next few years, dependent on personnel, finances, and the Lord's leading.