∙ Appointed for long-term service in Japan in 2017.
Adam was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He decided to follow Christ in 2011 during his third year in university. Through meeting international students from Japan and discovering that the Japanese are the second-largest unreached people group in the world, a door was opened for Adam to pursue long-term mission work in Japan. After serving in Japan for five weeks in 2015 and one year in 2019/2020, he is excited to return yet again, this time with Sabrina, to love God and the Japanese people.
Sabrina grew up in the Greater Los Angeles area. The first time she visited Japan she was eight years old and visited family friends who were missionaries serving there. She felt called to Japan as a career missionary herself when she was a university student. She served there from 2016 to 2020. with the first half of her term spent in Japanese language school in Tokyo, and the second half spent serving in Japanese churches in Kumamoto and Ibaraki Prefectures.
Sabrina and Adam are preparing to serve long-term in Japan focusing on two areas of ministry: 1) empowering local believers to make disciples that make disciples, and 2) entering the contexts of not-yet believers to communicate the Good News of Christ in word and deed. Sabrina has a burden to love and serve girls in Japan who are recovering from sexual exploitation. Adam’s desire is to engage with Japanese men in the home, work, and hobby contexts they already occupy.
Both Sabrina and Adam desire to see Japanese people experience the grace and love of Jesus and enter a rhythm of discipleship that leads to lives changed, local churches planted, and communities transformed.