Our Global Outreach
The Letaw Family
John and Pen Letaw have previously served in Thailand and Japan. Their daughter’s name Mele (pronounced MAY-lay) is the Hawaiian word for the song, dance and poetry of the islands.
In April 2018, they will move to Karuizawa in the Japanese Alps of Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Once there, they will serve as host and manager of Karuizawa Retreat Center (KRC) while studying Japanese and participating in Christian outreach in the surrounding area. They’re aligned with TEAM, a global alliance of churches and missionaries.
They have a great blog documenting their mission experience even devoting a post to their recent visit to WOCC where they were presented to the church and blessed by Pastor Stan.
Ron and Cissy Boyer
Ron and Cissy Boyer are full-time missionaries who currently serve in Thailand under ZOE International.
In 2006, the Boyer Ohana – Ron, Cissy, Drake and Elli – visited ZOE on behalf of their Hawaii church. At the urging of Elli and Drake, then 10 and 12, the Boyers decided to become full-time missionaries with ZOE. After four years of planning and preparation, they arrived in Thailand in December 2010.
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Eric and Sue Takamoto
We met at Fuller Seminary, sharing a common interest in Japan and missions. We were married in 1997 and continued moving forward toward our goal of serving overseas. Eric finished his Master of Divinity at Fuller, and then taught for two years at a charter school for troubled teens in southern California. Sue continued working on her degree, and served in Asian Access' U.S. office in staff development and human resources. Sue is from New Jersey and previously spent 3 years in Japan prior to getting married. Eric is from Hawaii and has done ministry in Brazil with a Japanese congregation.
Our hearts are committed to building significant relationships in the community of Ishinomaki through investing our talents, gifts, and lives. We hope to to see the residents here come to know and worship our Savior. We moved up to Ishinomaki in March 2012, one year after Japan's horrific triple disaster. And through Be One Network, we launched Nozomi Project—which helps to provide employment, dignity, biblical community and hope for women whose lives were broken by the disaster.
Randy and Gay Hongo-Christian Vision
Christian Vision was started in 1981 with the following as its mission statement:
"Christian Vision, Inc. is a religious non-profit corporation organized to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through the support and promotion of Christian music endeavors; and to glorify God by ministering to His people through the medium of music."
To accomplish the above purposes, Christian Vision has sought to:
- Promote the performance of Christian music through live concerts
- Produce and distribute recordings of Christian music
- Provide training and support for Christian musicians
- Publish Christian music and music-related publications
Randy and Gay have dedicated themselves to fulfilling the mission statement of Christian Vision in the years to come. If you would like to participate in this ministry in any way--as a volunteer, as a prayer partner, or as a financial donor-- please visit our contact page.
Hal and Karen Jensen
Hal and Karen Jensen live in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. They are Senior Staff and Discipleship Mentors who have served in several Navigator Missions including Collegiate Navs, Navs Military, Navigator Church Ministries and ethnic ministries.
Hal and Karen pioneered a ministry to Native Americans on the Navajo and White Mountain Apache Reservations. They helped disciple several Mexican and Guatemalans who are now laboring among Hispanics in Arizona. Hal also helped build small groups at Saddleback Church, serving Rick Warren for 4 years.
Three words summarize the core of the Great Commission- Evangelism, Establishing, and Equipping. Here is a call to a life worth living from a couple who are living it. After 54 years of ministry, Hal and Karen have made themselves available to serve pastors and leaders in Hawaii They are in the Nav Encore Mission and are committed to lifetime laboring and finishing strong.
Rev. Yuichiro and Meiko Nakano
In 1996 after their first trip to the Holy Land, Rev. Yuichiro and Mrs. Meiko Nakano started Mount Olive Ministries (MOM) a Non-Profit Organization dedicated to full time evangelistic ministry.
Rev. & Mrs. Nakano has travelled all over Japan; to the continental US; to Canada; to Europe; Eastern Asia; Hong Kong; Shanghai; and Israel, and for the first time in 2014 to Vietnam to reach, teach, encourage and equip Pastors and Lay workers who minister to Japanese language churches and small groups all over the world.
When Meiko suffered a brain hemorrhage in October of 2016, she stepped down from her “Sambi Hula” ministry (Gospel Hula). Travelling came to a halt until Meiko encouraged him that he must continue. Rev. Nakano has since then reduced his evangelistic circuit but will continue to “Go anywhere, at anytime, for anyone” as long as God enables him to do so.
Thank you for your PRAYERS and for your continued support.
Mount Olive Ministries
5622 Haleola Street
Honolulu, HI 96821
Phone: (808) 373-8008
Tharshish (T) Johnson is originally from Los Angeles, but became a Christian as a freshman at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) in 1998. In my 3rd year she felt God calling her into full time ministry, upon graduating from HPU in 2003 she went straight into training to become a full time missionary to the campus. She served at HPU as a campus missionary from 2004 to 2008. The beginning of (Jan) 2009 she began serving as a missionary to the campus of Queen Mary University of London, her mission has expanded to ministering to young professionals and adults in London through helping team leaders at her local church grow in Christ with a mindset of mentoring/discipling people in their teams and world.
Thank you for your PRAYERS and for your continued support.