A crowded walkway in Tokyo. At the end of this walkway is Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist Temple. Most of the people in this picture consider themselves Buddhist, but I see one man in the crowd who is a Christian.

God is still answering your prayers. He is working in hearts to support us by praying and giving. We have had two more individual supporters join our team this past month.

We need your help. We have a BIG goal for the rest of the summer. We are now just over 22% of our needed $6600/month to leave for Japan. Our goal is to increase our percentage by at least 20% by the end of August. But we need your help to do this. Here is what we are asking you to do:

First, join our monthly support team. If you haven’t already, click here and sign up with a monthly pledge amount of $200, $100, $50 or $20. Without the help of those who love us how can we expect strangers to give?

Second, introduce us to someone you know who may be interested in partnering with us as well. Feel free to share this with your friends. Ask them to watch our video on our website. Our contacts are limited, but with all of us working together we can reach our goal.

Thank you for your interest in our ministry. We appreciate your love and care for us. We are excited and humbled to be working together with you to take the gospel to the many lost in Japan.

Nozomi and I believe that together with you, through His power, we can reach the millions of lost in Japan and transform the country from the 2nd largest unreached people group to a reached and reaching people group.

If you have any questions please email us at vanningjapan@me.com and communicate with us. We look forward to sharing more of our burden and vision with you.

Jared and Nozomi Vanning

We’re really going to miss my family when we leave for Japan. We love visiting my 85 year old grandma and 87 year old grandpa. We try to spend as much time with them as we can while we’re still here in the States.

Nothing like free Tae Kwon Do classes…in street clothes. Emi loves wearing a dress so much she wanted to wear one for TKD.