World Missions

First Church supports several missionaries who serve Christ around the world. Learn more about them here.

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Kist-Okazaki

Abraham and Sayuri Kist-Okazaki
kist_okazaki@hotmail.com 
1-20-12 Kami Osaki #2
Shinagawa-Ku
Tokyo 141-0021, Japan

Ministry
Evangelism and Church Development

Location
Tokyo, Japan

Partner
United Church of Christ in Japan

What Need is God Showing Us?
They are teaching and training congregations in the United Church of Christ in Japan on how to incorporate contemporary music and “seeker-friendly” elements into their worship so churches can more effectively reach non-Christians, who make up 99 percent of Japan’s population.

 

 

Harrison

Jim and Beth Harrison
jimharrison7@gmail.com
NEC
Box 1
Manama, Bahrain

Ministry
Pastoral

Location
Bahrain

Partner
National Evangelical Church in Bahrain

What Need is God Showing Us?
The RCA has been working in partnership with the National Evangelical Church in Bahrain (NCE) since RCA missionary Samuel Zwener helped establish the church in 1892. Today, the RCA is called to provide pastoral leadership for the NEC’s English-language congregation.

 

 

Jeff & Chelsea Lampen
chelsea.lampen@gmail.com
Bld Pacii Bl. 2 Etaj. 5 Apt 14
Lupeni Hunedoara
Romania 335600

Ministry
Outreach to Youth

Location
Romania

Partner
New Horizons Foundation

What Need is God Showing Us?
Romania is a new field for the RCA. While more than 80 percent of Romanians profess Eastern Orthodox Christianity, in the wake of decades of Communist rule many don’t know how their faith is to be lived out.

 

 

Beebout

Jeremy & Susan Beebout
jesubeeb@gmail.com
BP 12948
Niamey, Niger

Ministry
Medicine, Agriculture, and Volunteer Coordination

Location
Niamey, Niger

Partner
Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger

What Need is God Showing Us?
Medical and agricultural development needs are extreme in Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world. Niger has only a rudimentary health system, so disease is widespread, and the country is always teetering on the edge of famine.

 

 

Lana Vasquez
info@lifeimpactintl.org
P.O. Box 7523
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

Ministry
Life Impact International

Life Impact Website

Location
Thailand

About the Mission
Life Impact International operates in the darkest corners of the world, bringing light to some of the 8.1 million children who are trapped in slavery, trafficking, debt bondage, prostitution, pornography and other illicit activities.