10 Years in Japan (Part 1)

10 years of struggle and blessing.

On the 8th April 2002, we arrived in Japan with a team of 16. This
included Viv, my two boys (then aged 9 and 4), Junya and Kimie and 10
young Australians committed to giving a year of service, and me.

We arrived without finance and without much of anything. We just had a
simple vision from God that He was going to move in Japan.

 

And every year the young Australians rotated in and out. In all about
100 young Australians gave a year of service to Japan in Tokyo, Osaka,
Yokohama, Sapporo and Sendai. Wow – what a blessing they have been.
Always giving, sharing, laughing, praying, loving the young Japanese
with God’s love. We honestly could not have done without them. It was
a strategy that has worked amazingly well. A huge ‘thank you’ to all
the Aussies (and those from a few other nations) who came and served
on team in Japan!!!

And now 10 years later we have seen the blessing of God in so many
ways. Churches flourishing, 1,000’s touched by God, lives changed
forever!

I thank God for this amazing life he has given me too. My marriage is
best ever! My boys are growing up to love Japan and love God. My
church family and friends are amazing.

10 years  … and the best is yet to come!

Rod10 Years in Japan (Part 1)

Comments 5

  1. Sarah

    Wow! Congratulations Rod and Viv!
    So blessed to have been able to serve with you guys! Love hearing how great everything is going in Japan.

  2. Lilien

    Thanks Ps. Rod and Viv so much for endless love you bring to us from God!
    Life is so amazingly joyful, beautiful and merciful because of love from God and our faith in Christ!
    We love God, love people, do everything in love for God’s glory from the earth to the heaven*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・'(*゚▽゚*)’・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*
    Lilien.O

  3. Ogawa.T

    Appreciate Rod and Viv build a kingdom of God in JLH Japan.
    My Life changed by GOD since the first time I came to JLH.
    God alway prepare the best plan for us, and the best is yet to come!

    Ogawa.T

  4. Tamsyn Burkert

    I have been so blessed by all the people who are involved in JLH. I feel so loved by all, and thanks to this church, am living a fruitful happy life for the first time. I thank God so much that you came with a team to Japan, and He could save me through you.
    I’m glad it’s my turn to give back, and help Sendai to come to know God.

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