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TEAM MISSION JAPAN
TOKYO — 3.11.16
Five years after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated vast
areas of northeastern Japan, 2,561 people remain missing in the three
Jim Nielsen and his daughter Amy Nielsen appear in this video.
Jim and his wife Eileen have served with TEAM in Japan for 25 years and we would like to introduce you to their work.
Mid-City Christian supports this work in Japan
Nielsen grew up in Japan, the son of TEAM missionaries. He graduated from
Bethel College with a degree in Fine Art. The Lord led him back to Japan in
1981 as a short-term missionary where he met his future wife, Eileen.
The Nielsens have been in Japan since 1990 and finished a church plant in
Nagoya area. Jim and Eileen finished their Master’s Degree in Christian
Counseling in 2008 and Eileen is currently serving as MCF (Member Care
Facilitator) for TEAM Japan. After the tsunami hit Japan in 2011, the Nielsens
began doing relief work and ran a volunteer base camp in Iwate for two and a half years. Jim
has served for more than 16 years on TEAM Japan’s Ministry Area Leadership Team
and as of last fall, has stepped into the role of Ministry Area leader for the
Japan field. Since arriving in Japan in 1990, Jim and Eileen have also
been working with JECA - (Japan Evangelical Church Association) and also
Domei - the church denomination consisting of 250 churches, all of which were
planted by TEAM missionaries.
Japan is a land with much spiritual darkness. We often forget that a modern,
technologically advanced, well-educated society can be steeped in
spiritual darkness, living day after day without hope. Yet this is the
case for the vast majority of Japanese, actually 99.57%! Whether
worshiping in the cultural tradition of Shintoism where nature, numerous
gods and ancestors are worshiped or adhering to the empty philosophies
of Buddhism, the Japanese are not finding answers of hope. Turning to
materialism and humanism hasn’t provided answers either.
TEAM Japan missionaries have been working in Japan for more than 120 years and
currently have around 70 missionaries serving in various regions of the
“So once again, I, the LORD All-Powerful, tell you, "See that justice is done and be kind and merciful to one another! Don't mistreat widows or orphans or foreigners or anyone who is poor, and stop making plans to hurt each other."Zechariah 7:9-10 CEV
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