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Veritas: Japan 2018 Team

Japan is one of the most influential, educated, and wealthy nations in the world, and yet less than 0.5% of the 125 million Japanese know Jesus. During Veritas: Japan, our staff and students work in partnership with long-term missionary teams who are planting churches and college ministries in Nagoya, one of the major urban centers of Japan. Throughout the summer we help these ministries reach young people in the area through college ministry, conversational English classes, and children’s ministry. By investing one of their college summers, Veritas: Japan students gain a lifetime of growth and ministry. They are stretched in faith, in their heart for the world, and in the process help reach Japan for Christ.

Veritas: Japan 2018 will be led by Veritas staff, Justin & Haley Derks from May 30-July 31. The team will have 8 students (4 men, 4 women). The trip costs $4,750 per student. DONATE HERE

Start praying now for the 2018 Team:

  • Pray for safe travels to and from Japan.
  • Pray for God to prepare their hearts and minds for the plans that He has and to help them rely on Him for their source of strength this summer.
  • Pray that God would put team members in the path of Japanese students who will respond positively to the team’s friendship and will be drawn to Nisshin Christ Church and the love of the staff there.
  • Pray that God would use the Veritas: Japan team to bring glory to his name and to make the good news of the gospel known.

More about past Veritas: Japan Teams from the ESI Archives:

Veritas: Japan 2017 In Their Own Words:

For the past seven years, The Crossing’s college ministry, Veritas, has partnered with Mission To the World’s church planting team in Nagoya, Japan. Each summer, Veritas takes a group of college students to Nagoya to help run the college ministry at Nisshin Christ Church (NCC) for the months of June and July. Here’s a video overview from Veritas: Japan 2017 led by Kyle & Noelle Richter. Kyle is a Crossing Pastor & Veritas Co-director. Below students from the 2017 team tell about their summer and what it has meant to them.

The Veritas: Japan 2018 team of 8 students led by Justin & Haley Derks are preparing for their trip. It costs $4,750 per student. To support Veritas: Japan 2018: DONATE HERE

Veritas: Japan 2017: In Their Own Words:

Mission Sending: A Girls’ Group Story

Many of us want to support missions but struggle with how to get started. This story should encourage us all to jump in and become missions senders.

Makayla Voris, Sophia Domenico and Vienne Parmele, are in the same Middle School small group. They got creative and sold decorated Easter cookies to raise $200 to help Maggie Brothers, one of their small group leaders, meet her missions team funding goal for Project Japan 2017.

Tanya Parmele, Vienne’s mom, promoted the girl’s fundraising venture by taking orders for cookies via Facebook. “Nana Pat” Parmele, Vienne’s grandmother, baked and pre-iced 144 cookies before hosting the girls for an all-afternoon decorating party.Here’s their story in their own words…and those of the adults who helped them get it done:

Project Japan 2017

Project Japan 2017 Team Photo

For the past six years, The Crossing’s college ministry, Veritas, has partnered with Mission To the World’s church planting team in Nagoya, Japan. Each summer, Veritas takes a group of Veritas college students to Nagoya to help run the college ministry at Nisshin Christ Church (NCC) for the months of June and July. Here’s a video overview from Project Japan 2016.

Kyle Richter, Crossing Pastor & Veritas Co-director, is team leader for Project Japan 2017. He provided this guest post. Please consider financially supporting Project Japan 2017 (Place donation amount under Project Japan.)

Project Japan 2017: May 30th-July 25th (The Richter family will leave May 24th to allow an extra week for their kids to adjust before the rest of the team arrives.)

Newsomes in Nagoya, Japan

img_2491Wayne and Amy Newsome serve with Mission to The World (MTW) at Nisshin Christ Church (NCC) in Nagoya, Japan. They have been serving with MTW in Japan for 27 years. They are long-term ministry partners of The Crossing. The Veritas Project Japan team journeys to Nagoya to partner with the NCC ministry team each summer.

History of Connection to Veritas:
The Newsomes describe how the partnership with Veritas came about:

In Their Own Words: Veritas Project Japan 2016

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Thank you to everyone who made Project Japan 2016 possible!

For the 6th summer, Veritas students joined the Nisshin Christ Church (NCC) missionary team in Nagoya for Project Japan. They left on June 1st and returned July 27th. Here’s the story of their summer.

The Team enjoyed building friendships with Japanese college students during a Mongolian camping adventure:

Project Japan 2016: In Their Own Words:

  • What being on summer mission meant to their spiritual lives.
  • How their faith grew.
  • How they saw God at work in their teammates’ lives.
  • How they saw God at work in their Japanese friends’ lives.
  • What they found most rewarding about their summer.