World Missions

Few Thoughts on Church Planting –Part 2

Few Thoughts on Church Planting –Part 2


Earlier I posted a “Few Thoughts on Church Planting.”  This is part two follow up of that post. _____________________________________________________________ Church Planting in one of the World’s most expensive cities (like Tokyo) requires: Faith. I found a great quote by the missionary George Muller, who had faith in God’s ability to provide for the orphans he […]

Few Thoughts on Church Planting

Few Thoughts on Church Planting


1. A Church plant, not a Church Start-up. A few weeks ago, I posted about the need for planting a mother church in West Tokyo, Shimokitazawa district.   On this post, I’d like to highlight a few things that came to my mind as part of that post. We want to be more than a […]

Trusting God in The Harvest Field When Dying is Gain!

Trusting God in The Harvest Field When Dying is Gain!


It has been more than a year since this post was first published (February 2013).  After some revisions and updates, I thought I would republish it here for two reasons: First, I’d like to give thanks to God publicly for being so faithful in providing not only our needs, but the needs of the ministry.  […]

Oscar Muriu: On Humble Incarnational Ministry!

Oscar Muriu: On Humble Incarnational Ministry!


Urbana, as you may have already heard, is “the largest student missions conference in the world, Urbana is a catalytic event held every three years, bringing together a diverse mix of students, alumni, missions practitioners and church leaders.  The 24th Urbana takes place December 27-31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.”  Urbana 09 is where, my Church […]

A Hole in Our Leadership and Gospel Hope!

A Hole in Our Leadership and Gospel Hope!


As I woke up this morning, several thoughts ran through my head that I felt compelled to share (in light of the recent ministry course I took here in Tokyo).  This is part 2, following my previous post on Effective Elderships: Fostering Clear Roles, Healthy Function, and Strong Leadership. ______________________________________________________________________ “Keep a close watch on […]

Not To Us But To Your Name Give Glory!

Not To Us But To Your Name Give Glory!


It’s All About Jesus. Reading through the stories in the O.T and the N.T we know that the Bible is one big story in which Jesus is the ultimate hero. The scriptures are for us, but not about us.  They are mainly about Jesus.  This is why Luke said of Jesus:  “And beginning with Moses […]

John Piper & D.A Carson Coming to Japan in October 2014

John Piper & D.A Carson Coming to Japan in October 2014


  Hope you’re doing well in this hot summer!   You may have heard of this, but a dear brother asked if I could do a short plug as a friendly reminder.  John Piper, D.A Carson, along with Michael Oh and other speakers will be speaking in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, in October 2014- for […]