Jeff & Katie Saunders


Heath and Angela Many

Mission to the World

6-22-7 Matsubara
Tokyo, 156-0043



Jeff and Katie have finished their second year in Toyko and welcomed their MTW coordinator to Japan to visit missionaries and attend their General Assembly. They shared with the evangelism committee their plans for an upcoming church plant, now that Jeff has completed his two-year language school. Recently Jeff began private language tutoring, focusing on listening and conversation. Many of their new friends are asking questions of Christianity, often deep theological questions. One new friend, who speaks no English and has no background with the Christian faith, recently showed Jeff an interesting triangular diagram he found on the internet. The diagram was an attempt in a general way to explain the Trinity. Jeff’s friend asked Jeff if he knew what it meant. While following up that question was not simple, it certainly represented an open invitation to engage in substantive spiritual dialogue. Jeff and Katie have two children, daughter Emerie and son Ezra. 

Prayer Requests 

  • Pray for opportunities to share gospel grace in Japanese to those seeking to understand its goodness and implications for life.


  • Pray for Jeff’s language tutoring and the ability to communicate clearly to their Japanese friends and neighbors.


  • Pray for their ongoing work organizing and doing outreach for their church plant.

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