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PMI Missionaries


Koji & Marcia Esaki

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Ministry Area: Osaka, Japan
Responsibilities: Mentoring two pastoral candidates, belonging to the Osaka MTW Team, Translation Project Manager for City to City Church Planting Lessons, preaching in various churches
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Latest Newsletter (PDF): February 2018

In 1993 Koji and Marcia Esaki moved to Japan with their daughters Hana (age 6) and Mae (age 3) in 1993. Koji pastored the Nagakute Presbyterian Church in suburban Nagoya, and Amazing Grace Church, Gifu City. In addition he aided the MTW Nagoya Team for ten years with the Nagoya church plant, by preaching monthly and serving on the session. Koji also served as Gifu Prefectural Prison Chaplain for seven years as the only Christian chaplain to 800 inmates, with monthly worship services and individual counseling. Marcia taught at the Nagoya International School for ten years, and managed the health office there.

Koji and Marcia moved to downtown Osaka in April 2015. They joined the Osaka Mission to the World Team. Through various Bible studies, pre-marriage coaching, and marriage counseling, they are building community in their apartment building. Marcia also teaches part time at a women's university. The Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto metropolitan area has 17 million people and is one of the least churched metropolitan centers in the world.

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