JOHN & BELINDA MCBADE
Ministry: Go! Ministries (CC Norco)
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Info: Located in the western part of the Tokyo prefecture, the McBades' serve alongside a local church plant (Grace Christian Fellowship) ministering both in the church and in a local International Christian school as well as with a disaster relief organization. Their responsibilities within the church include: worship and sound, web/internet presence, children's ministry, women's ministry and outreach events. People who live in this area are mostly Buddhist and the majority of homes display idols.
About: For over 30 years, John and Belinda have felt called to missions. They have had such a sense of burden and calling that the mission field is where they belong. It was during a sermon six years ago that God spoke to their hearts and told them that "now" was the time and Japan was the place to serve in full-time ministry. John serves in leading and training up the church worship team, website building and maintenance, outreach events and personal discipleship. Belinda assists with the International school operations as well as teaching. They both also teach English classes outside the church.
• Continued Japanese language learning
• More opportunities to share the Gospel & disciple/encourage other believers
• Encouragement & faithfulness in times of difficulty & discouragement