Tokyo Vision Trip


    As the cold, harsh winter finally comes to a close, it’s time to start looking forward to the summer. I wrote at the beginning of the year that we were setting a course for another Japan trip this year.  With all of the trip details sorted we are ready to announce the Karis Japan: Tokyo Vision Trip.

Last year our trip was focused on connecting with various church leaders and planters throughout Japan.  We sought to find those with like minded vision, values and mission that Karis Church could potentially partner with. This year, we will be taking with us, several Karis members that are praying about long term missions in Japan and our lead pastor, Kevin Larson.  We will narrow things down to Tokyo and spend significant time with Yoshito Noguchi, a church planter in western Tokyo and a few other candidates we met last year. Together on this trip we will see the need for the gospel in Tokyo first hand. We’ll observe how the church is invoking gospel change within the city and offer encouragement and support to our Japanese brothers and sisters. We’ll spend some time observing the culture and learning what makes the city tick. We’ll have a glimpse into what living in the world’s largest city would look like as we share a house together in western Tokyo. This trip will play a crucial role for Karis Church as we look to the future of ministry in Japan. The Karis Japan: Tokyo Vision trip will be from May 26th to June 5th. However, Megumi and I will remain in Japan until June 15th taking the extra time to renew paperwork and visit friends and family.

Here is a teaser we put together for our trip

Friends, would you consider supporting our Tokyo Vision trip this summer?

 Would you pray with us?

We are praying for specific areas of Tokyo as we count down to our trip this summer. You can pray with us at


Would you give financially?

Megumi and I need to raise $4,500 dollars for this trip.

You can give online at or by check,

using the following guidelines:

Make the check out to “Karis Church

and in the memo please write “Glosson Japan Trip

Please mail your check to:

Karis Church

P.O. Box 572

Columbia, MO 65205