SIM / MTW Japan | Language & culture acquisition phase

Richard and Susan are currently in the language and culture acquisition phase of their missionary journey in Japan. As they interact with locals and expats there, they are seeking God’s voice in what ministry they should pursue. Their other ministry is also to their children and to their classmates and their families. They are also supporting the MTW Japan community as more MTW missionaries come to serve in Japan.

“The Japanese church is aging out. The number of Christians is less than 1% of the population, and it is shrinking.”

  • Pray that our family will all grow in our understanding of the Japanese people and that we would improve in our ability to communicate.
  • Pray that our marriage would remain strong under the stresses of life here.
  • Pray for our children as they continue to make transitions. Our oldest, Maddie, will be applying to colleges in the second half of 2023.
  • Pray for discernment as we seek to join God where He’s working. We don’t want to just be busy. We want to do what is right in God’s eyes.

Last updated:

May 19, 2024