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International Mission

We are all witnesses, and we have the opportunity to partner with those showing and sharing who Jesus is places where he is largely unknown.

At Doxa, we have strong relationships with our international missionaries. Through regular communication, monthly coaching, financial support, and visits in both directions, we equip and train those in international context for the work of the gospel.

Our current efforts focus on Japan and Slovakia, because of the great work these familes are doing and their relationship with Doxa. Read more about them below:

noguchiFAM

LOCATION: Fuchu, Japan
POPULATION: 126.8 million (Japan)

Tell us about your family.

Ami and I have been married for 13 years, and are blessed with two daughters, Yuka (11), Nanaka (9) and a son, Atsuto (5). We enjoy camping in the beautiful countryside of Japan.  

What is your church like?
We are church family, who are learning to submit all that we do under king Jesus. We are here to show and tell about the good news of Jesus through the everyday stuff of life together. We gather on Sundays in Fuchu City, Tokyo (located on the west side of Tokyo).

What do you hope for the future in your context?
Japan is the second-least-reached nation in the world. With a population of 125 million (greater area of Tokyo with 36 million people), just 0.58 percent are evangelical Christians. We hope to see more missional communities planted everywhere in Tokyo and have a vision to start 5 gatherings by 2025, so that more people will experience worship and hear the gospel for the first time in a public space.

How can Doxa pray for you?
Please pray that God will send more gospel workers to us. Matthew 9:37-38
Please pray that the richness of the Gospel will be shared and preached among the people of Japan. Ephesians 6:19-20
Please pray that as we continue on the journey He has for us, that we will remain faithful servants in the land of Japan. Matthew 24:45-51

 

jonesFAM

LOCATION: Nitra, Slovakia
POPULATION: 5.4 million (Slovakia)

Tell us about your family.
We've been married for eight years. After spending the first two chapters of our journey in Arkansas and Washington, we moved to Slovakia, a beautiful little country in the heart of Europe. On mission with us are our two little girls Vivien (4) and Lucia (2). We are expecting to meet our little man very soon. Our family loves throwing a good party, gardening, making music, and riding bikes together.

What is your church like?
Our church is in the city of Nitra, a very Catholic city in an increasingly post-catholic country. We have four missional communities that are growing in enjoying God's grace together and committed to sharing our lives and the good news of Jesus with both our religious and post-Christian neighbors. We gather weekly in the oldest part of our city within the castle walls.

What do you hope for the future in your context?
We recently planted a church in the capitol city of Bratislava and have two more church planting residents getting ready to plant. We are partnering with two other like-minded churches in central and eastern Slovakia. We hope to see gospel collaboration like this be multiplied and to work together towards a vision of one church per every major residential area in Slovakia. Together, we are praying for 10 churches to be planted between 2015 and 2025. We continue to hope that in all of this, we would be more impressed with Jesus' work on our behalf than the work he is inviting us into.

How can Doxa pray for you?
- Pray for Laurel as she continues to learn the language and the culture.
- Pray for our two church planting residents and their families, and for the leadership we will need once we send them out.  Timothy 2:22, Luke 10:2
- Pray that our family, our church, and the churches we partner with, would be growing in their affections for Jesus and in communicating the truth that is in Jesus into everyday life. Luke 24:27, Ephesians 4:1-32, Colossians 3:17
- Pray that our church family would increasingly be a community of grace where people experience the affirmation of the Father. Luke 3:22, Romans 8:14-19, Ephesians 2:19

 

If you would like to make a contribution towards either of these families, let us know.