New Financial Project

In addition to our ongoing TMC Fund within our Ministry Enhancement Fund we are now seeking donations for the following one-time project: Read More…

TMC Christmas 2015

It was a good Christmas at Tokyo Multicultural Church!

Ann’s “Little Lambs” party for her moms and tots English class brought out 8 tots and 11 parents on December 19. Read More…

Back At TMC After Home Assignment!

It was good to visit some of our supporting churches during our Oct-Nov home assignment. But it also feels great to be back at TMC!

We have enjoyed reconnecting with our TMCers…
and getting ready for TMC Christmas events.

Fall 2015 Home Assignment

2015_11_27 Thanksg-1
From Oct 6 to Dec 10 we connected with 7 of our 27 supporting churches and a number of personal supporters, sharing about our church planting ministry at TMC: four in Connecticut, one in Arkansas, one in Wisconsin, and one in BC. Our next home assignment will be for 6 months beginning late 2016 or early 2017 (dates yet to be decided) for visiting our Canadian supporting churches.

We particularly enjoyed time with our children, Kristy, Bryan, and Matthew. A highlight was celebrating US Thanksgiving with all of them at Kristy’s apartment in California!

2015_11_22 AnnBryJess
It was also good to visit Ann’s mom (87 yrs) in Maine and Dale’s dad (91 yrs) in BC. In addition, we spent a little time with each of our siblings.

Kristy Gets Engaged!

P8260949 - 2
Kristy and her boyfriend, Matthew Fujiura from California, visited us in Tokyo for two weeks in late August. This was his first trip to Japan. Kristy enjoyed showing Matthew around and being his interpreter.

On Aug 24 Matthew popped the question, and Kristy gladly said “yes!”

The romantic event took place outside our vacation house at "Takayama by the Sea" in the Sendai city area of Miyagi-ken where we were enjoying a few days with them and doing some tsunami recovery ministry.

Kristy told us that Takayama had been her dream place to get engaged, but that she did not expect it on that particular day. Matthew managed to surprise even Kristy!—with a little help from us.

P8240869 - 4
We are expecting a spring 2016 wedding in California.

Summer 2015 English (2)

Our Jul 28 - Aug 1 summer 2015 outreach English conversation classes at TMC were a success! With 4 children and 17 adults registered our numbers were far higher than last summer. Read More…

Summer 2015 English (1)

TMC is once again reaching out to our corner of Sumida-ku in Tokyo through evangelistic English conversation classes that include Bible teaching. Read More…

Dale becomes adjunct faculty at ACTS Seminaries

Dale begins teaching “Church Planting Theology” in the fall semester of 2016 and “Asian Theologies” in the spring or fall of 2017. These new graduate level courses offered by ACTS Seminaries are scheduled for alternating years. They will be live streamed from Tokyo Multicultural Church or wherever Dale is located on a home assignment. All requirements, including research, can be done online.

This expansion of Dale’s theological education ministry provides ongoing graduate theological educational opportunities for missionaries in Japan (or anywhere), helps TMC develop future leaders, and might encourage some Canadian seminary students to consider internships and future ministry in Tokyo.

And this development converges with our personal mission statement:

The purpose of our lifetime ministry in Japan is to model and encourage BOTH the vision for making disciples of Jesus Christ through compassionate church planting AND the development of evangelical theology that gives rise to that vision.

Visit From EFCC leaders

EFC of Canada leaders Bill Taylor (EFCC Executive Director) and Melvin Sayer (EFCC Mission Asia Director) visited TMC on June 7. Read More…

TMC’s 2nd Birthday

Tokyo Multicultural Church had its 2nd birthday on April 5, 2015! Read More…

TMC Sign And Logo

TMC Logo

One of our talented young adults from China, an architect working in Shinjuku Tokyo, volunteered to help us with a logo design and soon started doodling. With input from the rest of us, she eventually designed a great TMC logo! Read More…

TMC Little Lambs English Circle

2015_02 LittleLambTeachers
Ann is leading the launch of our TMC moms and tots weekly classes that she has named “Little Lambs English Circle."

Little Lambs English Circle classes include English teaching and songs for 2-3 year olds, as well as a Bible story. Lilly (from Taiwan) is helping Ann. Lilly and her husband Soshi (from Japan) have joined TMC for 9 months before they move back to Torrance California. Read More…