Steve is the founder of the Megumi Initiative. Last year he came…

Steve is the founder of the Megumi Initiative. Last year he came to Tokyo to begin working with Yoshito and his church planting efforts in Fuchu. This summer he was invited to share about his work with Sekai Creator at a TED talk. I’m thankful for men like him and excited to serve Christ’s church …

Farewell Tokyo

  It's been a little over a week since we returned from Japan. Looking back i'm grateful to have been given the opportunity to lead these men around Tokyo. Everyone left with a wealth of information, souvenirs, and eagerness to share with their networks the need for church planting in Japan.  The next step is …

Day 6 in Tokyo

Today I took our group together with Yoshito on a hike in the mountains of west Tokyo where I used to live. Though Tokyo prefecture is home to the largest city in the world, it is not without a touch of beauty. About a 2 hour train ride out from the city center is the …

Day 1 Tokyo

I’ve flown to Japan quite a few times and yet this flight was the roughest I can remember. I endured a sinus headache and sleep depravity over the course of the flight and arrived in Tokyo exhausted. Yet, God was gracious to us and we all arrived safely and on time. We are joined on …

Taking Off

Today, we begin our long jaunt to Tokyo to meet up with several church leaders from around America. Last fall we began praying for a trip like this to come together and by God’s grace we’re now waiting for our first flight out. Kevin, our lead pastor and I will be joined by groups from …

Day 1 in Tokyo

On Saturday we left for St. Louis at 7am and began our lengthy trek to Japan. Once we arrived in Chicago we learned that our trip would take even longer due to our flight being delayed for 6 hours.   So we took it upon ourselves to make the most of our time and head …