“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20
Missionaries on the Field - JGCT Sending Church
- Serving in Sapporo, Japan with OMF
Aaron served in Japan as a single for 5 years involved in youth ministry. He met Mayuko who also had a heart for missions. Now as a couple, they have a joint desire to minister to youth. Their vision is to see Japanese youth come to know Jesus as their personal Saviour and joyfully worship God.
- Serving in Japan with OMF
Martin grew up on a farm in Ontario, Ruth Mae in small town New England. They married in 1981 and they have 4 children. They have been church planting in Northern Japan since 1986. In their free time they like to garden, make things with their hands and are usually involved in a renovation project.
- Serving in Canada with OMF
Kyle and Kate have both served in ministries and as missionaries around the world before meeting each now.
Now, they are called towards seeing God reach the nation of Japan on the wildest adventure of their lives.
- Appointee with Fellowship International
Jesse’s interest in modern Japanese music began in 2011 while visiting relatives in
Hong Kong. Since then, he has developed a passion for understanding language and
culture, leading to a desire to learn more about how arts affect human expression and
reflect the nature of God’s creativity. After several vision trips to both rural and urban
Japan, Jesse received God’s calling to return to Japan as a full-time missionary,
particularly focusing in on those in the secular music industry. Since that time, he has
been writing and creating music, while being involved with international student
ministries through his home church and his university campus group, Power to Change.
However difficult it may be, Jesse believes that though the music industry may be one of the most worldly or secular areas to start a disciple-making movement, it is also a silo that has influence over an entire modern culture. He hopes that he can show that there is real hope, lasting peace, and deep love found in Jesus Christ to those who sing songs about seeking those very things. Jesse writes, “Perhaps in reaching those who are least likely to walk into a church to becoming disciplers, many more in similar situations may also have the chance to meet the saving grace of Jesus Christ.”
Jesse’s desire is to arrive on the field as soon as is possible to serve as a musician ministering to musicians. Before that time comes, he focuses mainly on his musicianship, his theological studies, and his mastery of the Japanese language.