“Show and Tell” Mr. Tom Going, Lutheran Missionary to Japan, guest speaker Tom & Debi Going serve as educational missionaries in Japan for the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod with their 11-year old twins, Megumi & Isaac. They served in Japan from 1990 – 2006 (at churches in Niigata, Gunma, and Tokyo), then in Indonesia from 2008 to 2013, returning to Japan in 2013 to teach north of Tokyo at Urawa Lutheran School (ULS). Tom currently teaches English to students in grades 1st-12th grade, as well as organizing and facilitating exchange programs between the United States and Japan for ULS students and faculty.
Communion served. Fellowship to follow the service.
Rev. Hikari Kokai Chang, guest preacher
Hikari is an ordained pastor of the United Methodist Church and a member of the New York Annual Conference. As a pastor, she served 5 local churches in New England and New York for the past 14 years until she received a new appointment as a regional missionary of the United Methodist Women in 2012. She currently serves as a Representative Director of the Wesley Foundation in Tokyo, Japan, which ministry focuses on welfare and empowerment among women, youth, and children.
Guest Preacher: Rev. Jonathan Oh came to Tokyo in the spring of 2014. He currently works as an on-camera meteorologist for NHK World-Japan, an international English-language broadcast service. Jonathan is also an ordained pastor with the Presbyterian Church in America and is currently serving as a tentmaking missionary in Japan, meaning he both works in the marketplace while also serving in missions. He is the coordinator for young adults group and serves as the director of the Fuji Fellows Program at Tokyo Union Church.