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Retired Missionary Ministries

Charles J. Gyurko
Cliff and Marion Schiefer
Bob Shade
Roland and Sandra Simeonsson
Bob and Nancy Sorley
Don and JoAnn Wright

Charles and Dianne Gyurko, Dallas, Texas

I’m now 77 years old and live with my wife, Dianne near the main campus of Christ For The Nations bible school, which has about 45 official “Associate Schools” throughout the world, one of which is CFN-Japan Bible School, located in Ishikari, a suburb of Sapporo.

The purpose of the non-profit corporation in the U.S.A.(CFN-Japan Inc.)is the following:

1. To send newsletters about CFN-Japan
2. To generate funds for the Bible School
3. To pray for people and issues at CFN-Japan.
4. To recommend and send Guest Speakers to CFNJ
5. To cooperate with other ministries that are
touching Japanese in the USA with the

I am still Chairman of the Board that overseas the Bible School, and so I get to Japan about twice a year for meetings and planning, but I will be selecting a new Chairman in the near future.

Cliff and Marion Schiefer, Buffalo, NY

The Buffalo Japanese Fellowship (BJCF) is an outreach to Japanese in the Buffalo Area. Retired missionaries Cliff & Marion Schiefer (JCBM) entered this ministry upon their retirement from Japan. The fellowship consists of a weekly Japanese Sunday School Class, a weekly Bible Study, and a monthly Informal Worship (Sanbi to Seisho no Tsudoi). There are also special outreach events such as a July 4th Japanese Picnic and a Christmas Tsudoi at the Schiefer home. We also travel to Niagara Falls, Canada once
a month, to minister to a group of Christians along with a Japanese pastor who comes from Toronto, Canada once a month.. We are now planning joint worship services with both groups. Sometimes in co-operation with ISI, we have Japanese Students coming to our fellowship. We have had the joy of seeing some come to Christ and others being baptized.

Bob Shade, Colorado

I usually preach twice a month at the Fort Collins Japanese Christian Fellowship, a ministry started by Jonathan Bartel in 1999.

Roland and Sandra Simeonsson, Hawaii (Baptist International Mission Inc., 1958-2008)

After 50 years in Japan we have located to Hawaii and are still in church planting working with a Japanese couple sent from Chofu Baptist Temple as missionaries to Hawaii.

Bob and Nancy Sorley, Ohio (Baptist General Conference, 1970-2008)

I preach once a month at Columbus Japanese Christian Church, which is without a pastor. My wife attends the monthly women’s meeting.

Don and JoAnn Wright, Washington (Baptist General Conference, 1969-2004)

I have the privilege of serving full-time as the facilitator/chairman of “Reaching Japanese for Christ.” JoAnn helps with curriculum and teaches the beginning ELL Bible class at Westminster Chapel, Bellevue.

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