Saturday, December 8, 2007

Mission Trips to Japan in 2008

Mission To Japan
will take a group of American students and young adults (ages 17 ~ 24) to Japan again in 2008. This will be Mission To Japan’s 8th mission trip. There are two trips planned. One is a four-week trip to Osaka and the other is a three-week trip to Tokyo. These trips will concentrate on building friendships with Japanese college students through English teaching, special events and activities. We will also partner with churches and Christian organizations in Japan who will help with follow up after our trip. The Osaka trip will also have two special "friendship English retreats". These are weekend retreats where we’ll have sports, English activities and games, and times of sharing the good news with the Japanese students who attend.

Osaka Trip: May 1 ~ 29, 2008 Location: Osaka, Japan Cost: $3,000;
Lodging: Suita Bible Gospel Church

Tokyo Trip: June 3 ~ June 24, 2008 Location: Tokyo, Japan Cost: $3,200;
Lodging: Hotel or youth hostel in Tokyo

Both Trips: May 1 ~ June 24, 2008 Cost: $5,400

The cost includes airfare, food, housing, transportation in Japan, insurance and administrative costs. You will be given guidance on how you can raise support to cover the cost. You may need extra money for personal shopping and sightseeing.

Who can join? Any godly dedicated Christian (ages 17 - 24) who desires to serve the Lord in Japan and who agrees with our Statement of Faith. Each applicant will need to go through an application process, which includes a paper application, phone interviews, and referrals from three references. Applicants should be willing to raise up a team of supporters. Applicants will also be required to join part of the August 2008 homestay program, especially the five-day retreat at Daytona Beach (see for details).

What will we do? One of the major goals is to make friends with Japanese college students. This will allow sharing our faith with them and inviting them to join the homestay program in Orlando (see We will also try to connect the Japanese friends we make with other Japanese Christians, so that when our team leaves there will be good follow up. We'll also be following up with alumni who have joined our past homestay programs. Some specific activities we'll do to accomplish these goals include visiting college campuses, teaching English, having strategic parties, and sharing our faith through testimonies and Bible studies.

Deadline for application: It is highly recommended that you apply as early as possible to ensure that you'll have enough time to raise up a team of supporters. We recommend that you apply by the fall of 2007 for the 2008 summer mission trip.

How to apply: You can download an application from the website: Or you contact Mission To Japan for an application or for questions.

Contact Mission To Japan: Tel: 407-273-4454; email:
Address: 1010 Seneca Falls Drive Orlando, FL 32828