Our Last Days in Japan

by Nicole M., Japan outreach participant A couple days before we left Japan we met with two influential people here in Tokyo. Our first meeting was with the director of Second Harvest Japan (2hj.org). Second Harvest is an organization that distributes surplus food to orphanages, women’s shelters, community centers, and soup kitchens. It was exciting to hear the changes that …

Displaced Survivors

by Nicole M. (with Monika A.),  Japan outreach participant Small, boxy, metal houses stood out in rows along the flat blacktop. The summer sun glared hot and harsh. Pots of flowers and vegetables decorated the doorsteps–the residents' personal touch to make their temporary houses in Iwaki, Japan feel more like home. They had lost their own homes in last year's tsunami. Some …

An Introduction to Japan

by Nicole M., Japan outreach participant One of our first experiences in Japan was visiting a Japanese school. On our second day in Japan, four of us went with an English teacher from Mongolia to the school where she works. The school is an all-boys high school, a strict one that prepares its students for a well-known university here in …

Word from Warren: Mobilization for Mission

Warren Keapproth is the founder and director of YWAM Madison. He and his wife, Gayle, joined YWAM in 1972 as newlyweds in their early twenties. They're passionate about helping people discover and then do what God has called them to do. Jesus used practical ways to teach the principles of the Kingdom of God. Although he taught his disciples and …

From Japan: “I will not give up.”

The following is a letter we received from Hiro, owner of the art Decision Cafe in Tokyo, Japan. Since last month’s earthquake, YWAM Madison has collected donations to help Hiro and our other mission contacts purchase and distribute food. He writes this update and heartfelt thank you. If you would like to donate toward a van so they can more …