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4000-352-Koerlin, Eric & Kari

Creatively Engaging the Japanese for Christ

Kari attended California Baptist University and graduated with a degree in accounting. She’s spent the last seven years as a CPA working primarily with Christian non-profit ministries–first as an auditor and then with a firm that provided outsourced bookkeeping and CFO services to several of these same ministries.

Eric has been involved with audio visual ministry since he was in middle school. He attended the Colorado School of Mines and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. He worked 3 years as a software developer and system administrator, but shortly into this job, he realized that what he thought was his dream job was not what God was calling him to do. Through a long process, God began to show him that He was calling Eric to use technology to reach unreached people groups with the gospel and connect them to the local church.

We, along with our kids, are headed to Tokyo, Japan, where less than half of one percent are evangelical Christian and the majority have never even heard the gospel. We are excited to use creative ways to reach the Japanese for Christ.

Our vision: investigate ways to use technology, interactive media, and building relationships to get the gospel into the hands of 125 million Japanese people.

The Japanese people are a beautiful, diligent, hard-working, and family-oriented people. We believe that if the gospel took root among a people as dedicated as the Japanese, the world would be forever changed. Can you imagine if they used their creativity and drive for perfection to share the gospel?

We’re excited to partner with our team of over 60 missionaries in Japan to investigate ways to break down barriers and share the gospel in ways that are culturally relevant and compelling to the Japanese.

Japan, Asia