Our teammates, Kevin & Kaori Laverman, have been serving in Kawasaki, Japan since 1999. In 2001, the Laverman's launched a church plant - Denen Grace Chapel (DGC). Many of the members are returnees to Japan who previously worked overseas.
God has provided the Laverman's an opportunity to begin a new work, in partnership with DGC, 20 minutes south of DGC in Musashi-Kosugi (MUKO). The goal would be to start a new church in this area. Click here to read more about MUKO.
Our family lives and works 20 minutes west of DGC in Azamino. This location will be the eventual location of our church planting efforts.
In both MUKO and Azamino, hundreds of thousands of Japanese pass through these locations daily. Young families, the elderly, businessmen, blue collar workers and many more included.
Kevin & Kaori Laverman (Team Leader), Gary & Jennifer Chang and Jon & Maki Robison (newest members of our team) will be working in close proximity of each other to see these works happen by God's grace and guidance.
Our current focus is give our national church partners, DGC, a physical presence in the community through the purchase of land and house/church complex. Read more here.
We believe it is through this location where our vision of planting self-supporting, indigenous churches in MUKO and Azamino (and even beyond!) can happen.
Over the next 5-10 years, the goal would be to see many disciples made and new churches formed north and east as well. This will create a network of autonomous churches (Juujika Project) and the resourcing of gifts for the advancement of God's Glory in Japan!