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4000-171-LaPoint, Patrick and Megan

Reaching the Japanese for Christ through innovative ministries and educational communities.

Japan is an unreached nation with less than 1% of the total population having a relationship with Jesus Christ. Two of the major challenges facing the Japanese are an extremely high suicide rate, and high rates of alcoholism, gambling addictions, and sex addictions. Also, September 1st is the deadliest day of the year for students as many commit suicide rather than return to school due to cultural pressures.

Patrick desires to use his passions to reach Japanese martial arts communities, facilitate addiction recovery programs, and share the gospel. He has studied KungFu, hand-to-hand combat, and kickboxing his entire life and is currently a student of Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has been in addiction recovery since 2008, including directing a Celebrate Recovery Program for the last two years. He holds a degree in Bible and Theology and Missions from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.

Megan will be teaching calculus and physics at Christian Academy in Japan, a Christ-centered international school that has students of both missionaries and business professionals. She taught physics and math in Portland, Oregon for six years and holds a Physics degree from Montana State University.

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