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On June 6-16, my 7 year old son and I will be going with a group of teens from our church to Machida Japan to help encourage the church and the Christians on the ground trying to bring the gospel to an area just outside of Tokyo. 

My son and I have been on several mission’s trips together starting back to when he was just under 1 year old. He has served in Nicaragua twice, Panama once and this will be his 4th mission’s Trip serving alongside the youth from our church (Living Word Church in Lansing, IL). Mission’s is important to our family. My wife and daughter went to Argentina to serve in 2017. We believe strongly that our kids should grow up with an understanding of what it means to go into all the earth and make disciples. His ministry of just playing with other kids in other countries has been profound and the language barriers have never stopped him. As a father, I am grateful for that.

We will be traveling with a team made up of 25 people. 17 youth and 8 adults. With two full days of travel we will be on the ground in Machida for 8 full days. We will be serving alongside a local church, doing English classes at the local schools and providing after school programs because many parents work late into the night. We will also do English cafe’s which will allow us to connect with people who just want to practice their English and we can tell them about this amazing Savior we know of. We are still looking for other opportunities but for now that will be our purpose and plan on the ground. 

The Spiritual Need in Japan

Most Japanese people have never met a Christian, seen a Bible, or even know about Jesus. In fact, less than 1 percent of Japan's 126 million people claim to be Christians. Even more staggering is the fact that within the next 20 years, half of the existing churches will close because they will have no pastor. Japanese pastors are aging with no replacements on the horizon. The missionary force continues to dwindle instead of increase. The few churches that do exist tend to be small and aging with little impact on their communities. Japan has been Satan's domain for thousands of years, and he continues to fight God's work here.
The country of Japan has a rich cultural heritage that was heavily influenced by China and the introduction of Buddhism around the 6th century A.D. Temples and shrines cover the country where Shinto and Buddhist (comprising 84 percent of the population) dominate the land. The Japanese flock to shrines for religious holidays and festivals throughout the year.

As you can see, the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Would you please consider first of all praying for my son and I and the entire team and second would you consider making a donation? This is my first crowdfunding campaign and I just want to be faithful to put our need out there and see what the Lord does. I look forward to sharing with my son how God provides.

Tiffany Wells

2019-05-17 14:05:51

Thank you for serving Malcolm!

Jenny R Turner

2019-02-26 22:05:51

The Turner's will be praying for you, Malcolm and your entire team to have a safe and fruitful trip!!

Update #1
April 22, 2019, 2:14 pm

We are halfway to our goal. If you are able to contribute to our mission's trip to Japan this June please do so. Every little bit counts. We would love to have your prayer and support. The trip is really coming together and we look forward to serving alongside youth from our church to have a positive impact in Japan. Blessings to you all!

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The Turner's will be praying for you, Malcolm and your entire team to have a safe and fruitful trip!!

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