Pastoral Leadership Institute - MOST (Mission Opportunity Short Term) Mongolian Mission Trip, July 2012.
Pastor Scott and Beckie Kruse
Rev. Nathan and Sarah Esala (Karissa, Annaka, Aili, and Isaac)
Follow their work on translating the Bible and their blog in Ghana, Africa at:
Lay Minister Luke Fosterling In Japan (Peace Member)
My mission in Japan will be to spread the Word of God through teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). I will teach English at Niigata Nozomi Lutheran Church as well as Niigata University. Building relationships with the people is my second mission. Street Ministry is not exactly the most effective way of working there; I need to build trust with them. This will show them that I truly care about them and am not just trying to get them to do what I want. Once I can build those relationships, I will be coming up with ways of incorporating the Gospel with what I do. I will also be leading an English language Bible study, youth events, and will participate in other church and University events. Follow up is one of the most important parts of ministry! I must continue to feed the church members spiritually, and continue to water the seed that has been planted by myself and others.
Past Mission Trips