Year-End Giving and Gift Ideas

It's that time of year again, the time where you've got tons of extra money lying around and are trying to find a good charitable place to donate to for tax purposes... ...We want to help you out! Here are a few ideas: You can support our ministry by buying an awesome Next Asia-Pacific T-shirt for you [...]

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Retreat week: please pray!

The first week of October (THIS WEEK!) there are two big events happening at the same time that we would love for you to pray for: The GYFM team retreat and the "East Asia" team retreat. On the plane to Malta with Rivas parents (who came to watch the girls) and the Radkes (our newest [...]

New Teammates! Meet the Radkes!

"Try to work with people who are better at their job than you are." That's what I've always heard. We were blessed to meet Rachel and have her join our team, but I didn't think there was any way to do it again. "We live in Japan," I told myself. "We'll just have to take what we [...]

the inexhaustible fountain

We met "K" a few months ago, having returned to the Nagoya area from Tokyo where he had just flunked out of college. He was dejected, embarrassed, and had no friends here. He came to the cafe looking for friends and an opportunity to practice English, and God connected us. Over the past few months, [...]

Another Baptism!

"I'm just so thankful that God would allow me to be part of his family," Sachiyo said as she prepared to receive baptism. If it were any other person, I may have let those words just fall away, but Sachiyo grew up in the foster care system - fatherless, family-less, loveless... ... Until now! Just one [...]