Fruitful Team Visit

Group of people standing in front of Japanese landmark

By Vicente & Janine Alvarado

In late June, a team from our home church visited to put on a VBS along with a number of other outreaches. It was the first short-term team visit that we planned from start to finish, so it was a trial run for us. We attempted to put into practice all we’ve learned to make it a fruitful trip. We put on several children’s programs to bless and boost ongoing children’s outreaches and ministries. The response of the kids was amazing — they learned and had fun doing so!  We also spent time prayer walking with specific purposes each day. Not only was it a blessing for the people and ministries in Japan, but also the team had a great time exploring and learning more about this wonderful culture. We look forward to seeing the fruit that will come out of this trip!

Photo Credit: Angelito Van Dam


Vicente and Janine met each other while serving in Tokyo in 2010. They married in 2012 in the US and are now launching back out to where it all began. Their vision is to see Japan transformed by the Gospel and a vibrant community of believers emerge to transform their culture.

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