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"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.
"You are the light of the world, the salt of the earth". We understand that the challenges are great and have been since we left our life and mission work in Brazil. But we also understand that in the last 2 years + the Lord has continued to confirm and orchestrate every detail for this move to happen. It has not always been an easy ride but we - as a family - are convinced that this is God's will for our lives, and together we have committed to follow through with what He has directed. We only pray that He goes before us and brings all the right people to join us and dream together this big dream of making a difference in a land and location where there are no churches. That He would make our light shine in a world that has not yet seen the Light.
“If we could accomplish His vision alone then we would not need to be part of the body. Please join us to fulfill His commission to all of us - some go and some send.”
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.
Fabio and Elizabeth met in Japan in 1999 and served in Japan (2001~) at a Latino church. From 2004-2009 they served at Living Word Church in Lansing, IL as deacons leading a Hispanic group. From 2010 - 2017 they served in Brazil and now, with their 6 children they are moving back to Japan with a focus on the unreached areas.
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 with a family that will be doing the speaking engagements and online resources that we are planning to release.
Brazil Ministry site: http://familiadesenhodedeus.org
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!
Elizabeth speaks fluent Japanese and Fabio speaks some conversational Japanese. The children have been enrolled into local regular schools. Fabio is enrolled in formal Japanese language school. It is true that there are limitations because of language but there are also advantages as English speakers naturally attract the attention of people. That "limitation" has actually been a great asset for this season.
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.
With a clearer assessment of our current support, we are still trying to raise the amount you see at the end of this page to stabilize our budget. That will cover ministry expenses, JEMS fees, 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, 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, $60 or even $300 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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We are going through JEMS (Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society). An organization committed to reaching out to the Japanese people.
We also have a very meaningful friendship with Pastor Ueda in Japan, whom we have known for 18 years since we lived there. He has been so helpful in facilitating our return to Japan as we make this big step. This network is so important for us as we begin our journey, to learn from them and also serve together to reach Japan for Jesus.
We are not limited to one particular denomination. Our church in America belongs to a worldwide network of churches called Lifelink International, our partnering church in Brazil is Baptist, and Pastor Ueda's church in Japan belongs to a group called "Christ Gospel Churches". 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! Let's work together?
...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) 1405-7979 (Japan)
(708) 259-0777 (USA)
*Additionally, you may call our sending organization directly if you need more details.
JEMS - Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society
TEL: (213) 613-0022 - FAX: (213) 613-0211
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. So we would like to ask for your help. If your heart is inclined to planting churches in unreached areas, will you partner with us? Also, feel invited to come visit and see with us what a town without the proclamation of the Good News is like.
Our current goal is about $2,000 more per month to make this move happen in the middle of 2020. Would you consider becoming a monthly partner with a gift of ANY size?
Sometimes we may feel like we can't help because we can't afford it. But the truth is, whether it be $30, $60 or $300 per month, your gift when joined with the efforts of others, makes us strong! Would you join us?
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Find out more about our work in Brazil, our current situation, our daily tasks, pictures and videos by checking our our blog TSUKAYAMAFAMILY.COM. Click below: