Robin and Yoko serve in Japan with Global Partners, the international missions arm of the Wesleyan Church. Robin is from NB, Canada, and graduated from Kingswood University. He has been a missionary in Japan since about 2008. Yoko is a graduate and former staff of Christ Bible Seminary in Nagoya. We were married in 2019, and now serve together Ishikawa. Our ministry focus is Drawbridge Creations, a web-based manga outreach. We also partner with local churches to reach out to their communities.
Why Japan? Only about 1% of Japanese people are Christian, making them one of the largest unreached people groups in the world. While most Japanese people follow at least some Shinto or Buddhist traditions, modern Japan is largely a secular nation. Meanwhile, the economic, cultural and social pressures of modern society have led to Japan having one of the highest suicide rates in the world.
Japanese pastors and churches experience huge barriers to making connections with their communities and sharing the love of Christ. Yet God is at work in Japan, and we are privileged to be a part of it as spiritual bridge builders. Will you join through your prayers or giving?