THE EXISTING CHURCHES NEED HELP
• 30 is the average attendees per church. About 70% of pastors are over age 50. 
• Missionaries in Japan have decreased 34% in the last 20 years and the average is 1 missionary per 50,000 + people.
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"Please send missionaries to Japan"
"Ueda sensei" pastored a church in Moriyama for 32 years and left his son pastoring it to church plant in Kagoshima. He also assists a church plant in Aomori and is serving as interim pastor to a church in Machida while a pastor is being trained for the position.
LOCATION: Unchurched town of Nagayo-cho (42k people).
WHEN: Year 2020. *Coronavirus restrictions and our baby's disease treatment may delay it a bit.
GOAL: Church plant in this unchurched area.
VISION: Build a community equipped and encouraged to serve utilizing their gifts to attract, connect and share life together while growing in Jesus.
MEANS: Serve the community according to local needs, utilizing all tools available on a consistent basis. Organize periodic events for larger reach, community involvement, team building, and to challenge personal limitations so we can continue to grow in boldness and faith. Host short term volunteers. Recruit long term missionaries.
POSSIBILITIES: English/Portuguese/Spanish classes. Japanese classes for foreigners. Culture and language exchange parties. Parenting classes and seminars. "Kikiya"/You Are Not Alone Ministry. Mama Coffee Break. Girls Tea Party. Father + Kids Carpentry Fun. Computer/Office/Website classes. Photography Club. Soccer School. Sports Fun Festival. Thanksgiving Party. **Share your ideas with us!
CURRENT NEEDS: Financial partners and team members that would like to join forces to lead activities or support the ones available. Do you feel called to serve "backstage"? Help with our home, kids, homeschool and/or daily practical matters is very much needed too!
We (Fabio and Elizabeth) met in Japan in 1999 and served in Japan (2001~) at a Peruvian/Brazilian church. From 2004-2009 we served at Living Word Church in Lansing, IL as deacons leading a Hispanic group. From 2010 - 2017 we served in Brazil. Now, with our 7 children we have given our lives to share the Hope of all nations to the unreached towns of Japan. Together, we are a mix of USA, Brazil and Japan in IDs, blood and heart and also a mix of languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish and Japanese. (+Taiwanese and Chinese, in Joshua's case :D )
More Details here: https://www.tsukayamafamily.com/about-us/
Our first 2 years we did street evangelism. Check out this video HERE.
Then after that, we pioneered a family ministry doing family seminars in various churches of many denominations. We also produced a 4-week course and published 2 books. Check it out HERE (*Portuguese only).
Now the work continues via an online teaching platform. Speaking invitations are forwarded to a couple and/or a brother that we brought along in the ministry.
Brazil Ministry site: http://familiadesenhodedeus.com
Brazil Ministry facebook: http://facebook.com/familiadesenhodedeus/
As the introductory video concludes, the real question should be: "Why not Japan?"
Japan is a country that appears to be prosperous and have it good, but like any other unreached country that has no Christian principles and the hope that only the
Lord Jesus Christ can bring, Japan is a nation that desperately needs to hear the Truth.
Our dream is that the Lord would continue to raise and send men and women with a passion to see thousands of Japanese hearing the Gospel for the first time and have an encounter with their Redeemer. We say: Yes Lord, we'll go!
We are not limited to one particular denomination. Our partnering church in America belongs to a worldwide network of churches called Lifelink International, our partnering church in Brazil is Baptist, and the Japanese church we represent here is 町田純福音教会 or 'Machida Pure Gospel Church', which is part of a network of Japanese churches throughout Japan.
We believe that the beauty of the body of Christ is the diversity we represent and the varying strengths and gifts we can bring in working together in one Spirit, of one mind, striving together for the purpose of the Gospel, so long as we adhere to the basic principles of the faith, as we have outlined in the next question.
In distant lands where there are very few churches or none, it is beautiful to see the people of God overlooking small differences and joining forces to reach the Grander Vision: Lives transformed by the Lord Jesus Christ!
Would like to join us?
We understand that life in Japan for a family of 9 is not very cheap but we are (and have always been) willing to give up many types of benefits and comforts in order to facilitate our mission work, besides saving up for our own airfares and working with our own hands to help reach the amount through website work and selling books we published in Brazil.
Nevertheless, there is only so much we can humanly do without "killing" ourselves. Because we are confident that we have been sacrificial and also good stewards, we boldly invite you to participate in the privilege of letting others know and have what we do: Eternal hope. With your help, we will cover ministry expenses, travel funds, taxes, education, required Japanese insurances, doctor, dentist, etc.
If you would like more details, how you can help and the numbers of what we need, or even come and see with your own eyes, feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes we may feel like we can't help because we can't afford it. But the truth is, whether it be $30, $100 or $500 per month, your gift when joined with the efforts of others, makes us strong!
If you would like to, you can also send us a check. In this case, please download the form >HERE<
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...in the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct...
One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His Personal return in power and glory...
The Salvation of lost and sinful man through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit...
The Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ...
The Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ…
The Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us! Below some ways you can do that:
Fabio and Elizabeth Tsukayama
+81 (80) 3583-7979 (Japan)
(708) 259-0777 (USA)
Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society
TEL: (213) 613-0022
We know prayer is the most essential thing that will keep our family going strong and we need partners that will commit to pray for this mission, for direction and for provision.
Eventually we will need extra hands of people willing to give themselves to this cause to help accomplish the work as the Lord opens doors. Keep your eyes open for future opportunities to join us.
Some go and some send. We embraced the challenge and are willing to give our lives to go. If you have a vision for reaching those who have never heard the Gospel in that distant land, will you join forces with us and send us? If you would like to know more details and numbers, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Currently, we live at the church building here in Machida, free of charge, but we will need the help of the body of Christ to take the Kingdom to that land of Nagasaki in 2020. So we would like to humbly ask for your help. If your heart is inclined to planting churches in unreached areas, will you partner with us?
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