- There are close to 2,000 missionaries listed in the JEMA (Japan Evangelical Missionary Association) Directory 2013. In the midst of difficult financial times many of these come back from Japan for deputation and struggle to raise sufficient support in order to return. Newer missionary candidates struggle to raise their initial support to begin their missionary careers.
This page is available for missionaries and missionary candidates to post information that will help us to pray for them, and as the Lord leads, to help support them. Please send information to Don Wright.
Tom and Karen Mirabella (Added October, 2013)
David and Tomo Robison(Revised November 16, 2012)
Jon and Maki Robison
Christine Wisniewski (Updated January, 2014)
Joey and Yisel Zorina (Updated October, 2013)
As a volunteer Christian post-abortion support counselor, God brought to Christine’s attention the practice of abortion in Japan. After learning of its high abortion rate and lack of Christian resources, Christine began to pray for Japan. God answered by sending her there for six months in 2011 to research the needs for women suffering from the trauma of their abortions.
While there, God confirmed the great need for Christ-centered post-abortion support counseling. In a nation where Christianity is less than 1%, the act of abortion has truly created a vast mission field. God hears the silent cries from Japanese mothers yearning for the forgiveness, hope, and healing that only the Lord Jesus Christ can provide. How much these women need to hear of Him! As an ambassador for Christ, Christine is praying to be one sent unto them.
In October 2012 Christine was appointed a missionary candidate with OMF International to serve full-term in Japan in May 2014. To partner with Christine in reaching the Japanese people for Christ please contact her by email, or visit partner support.
We are John and Silvia Eisenmann, missionaries with Project AmaZon, serving in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. Our work is dedicated to supporting national church planting in the rural areas of the Amazon as well as developing disciples in an urban church. In 2014, we will be moving mission fields with our 1 year old son Antony, adapting what we have learned to the Japanese of Japan. We will join a team of families from Brazil that will work to establish a church planting and discipleship movement in the metropolitan Tokyo area, reaching out to the international population. We are anxious to work amongst such a needy people group and believe that now is a time for the Holy Spirit to move in Japan! To learn about our ministry, family, or how you can partner with us to reach the Japanese of Japan, please visit our website, http://www.johnandsilvia.com/.
(Updated-10/2013) Tom and Karen Mirabella
(Updated-10/2013) Tom and Karen Mirabella have been called to serve with Mission to the World (MTW) on a ministry team working with the Presbyterian Church of Japan to grow healthy, Christ-centered and gospel-focused churches in Chiba, Japan (Eastern Tokyo metropolitan area).
The Mirabellas both grew up in Northern Virginia and met at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA where they were involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. They have been married since 1998 and have 5 children: Kylie (1999), Josiah (2000), AJ (2004), Matthias and Leighton (twins, 2007). Tom graduated from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2005 and was ordained as a pastor in 2007. He recently stepped down as Pastor of Trinity Fellowship Church (PCA) in Sherwood, Arkansas in order to prepare full-time for the missions field. Prior to living in Arkansas the Mirabellas served churches in Virginia and Florida.
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(Updated 10/2013) Liz is doing Returnee follow-up and attempting to start international student ministry near key campuses in the Kansai area. Many International Students come in contact with the Gospel while living overseas, put their faith in Christ and then return to their country. The number of students who return to Japan as new Christians or those just beginning to seek the Lord is around 1600 per year. Yet 80% of those who return as Christians fall away from the faith within three years of returning to Japan.
Liz is working hard to:
• Introduce Returnees to Christian ESL Ministries, Churches, and to others who have been abroad in order to encourage one another, pray together and enjoy personal fellowship.
• Liz is adding updates to the ISI Returnee database.
• We also hope to Disciple and Encourage Returnees to reach out to others to start Talk Times or ICF (International Christian Fellowships) in Japan.
• Is working alongside a TEAM church planter – Kobe, Japan – in an English language ministry as a platform to engage in ISM (Int’l Student Ministry): Talk Time, ICF, ESL Bible Studies, etc.
• Is researching Kansai Region university and college campuses to learn which have international student ministry in place or have potential for ISM.
Would you consider becoming a Financial Partner or Prayer Partner?
You can give to the Godwin’s account through ISI Donor Services:
ISI, Godwin Account #5383
Mail: PO Box C, Colorado Springs, CO 80901
Giving Envelope: from Liz
Credit Card Donation:
Easy Giving Plan: from Checking account
Online Giving http://www.isionline.org/Home/LizGodwin.aspx
I am a missionary associate with International Student Friendship at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I graduated from North Central University in 2006 with a degree in Campus Missions/Intercultural Studies. In the fall of 2007, God led me to connect with local Japanese Christians to develop focused outreach to Japanese students in Minneapolis. This led to the development of a ministry called Japanese Student Connections.
Our purpose is to develop a family like community between believers and Japanese Students. We seek to practically serve them, build influential friendships and share the gospel. I have been blessed with several committed ministry leaders who have worked to see JSC become a trusted and influential ministry within the local Japanese student community. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about supporting this exciting ministry. (Email Tilus Ministry)
Missionaries with Allianz-Mission
The Allianz-Mission is the missions agency of the Free Evangelical Church of Germany.
We are an international couple who love the people of Japan. Matthias is from southwest Germany and Danielle was born in El Salvador but grew up in New Jersey. Matthias served as a short-term missionary in Aichi for two years and then attended Tokyo Christian University, graduating in 2009. Danielle served as a short-term missionary for almost four years with two different mission groups in Sendai and Nagoya.
We were introduced in 2009 by a missionary friend from Venezuela and were married in April 2010. We are planning to move to the Tohoku region of Japan in July 2012. We will mainly be partnering with missionaries from the Evangelical Free Church of America to do mercy ministry, build relationships, and plant organic churches. There are numerous other groups already working in Tohoku that we will be able to partner with as well.
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Missionary with Converge Worldwide
Missionaries raising support with JEMS
Here is our contact info:
If you would like to donate to our ministry you can do so here! and select ‘Japan International Ministry’, then ‘Jon and Maki Robison’.