John & Susan Edwards

In: Japan
ID: 159169
John & Susan

My wife and I have been missionaries in Japan since 1993 (since 2002 with SEND International). Currently we are involved in training potential future missionaries through the D (Discipleship) House internship program in Sendai, Japan. (Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region where the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck.) We aim to help these young people learn basic living skills in Japan; gain experience communicating with unbelievers; offer experience in various kinds of ministry with a focus on evangelistic outreach; introduce options for taking care of their own hearts, minds and bodies in the Japanese context; and allow them to worship with several local bodies of believers in Japan. Further, Susan and I assist two Japanese churches, Tsubamesawa Church (formerly Seaside Bible Church) and Grace Ecclesia Iwakiri (a church plant), through preaching, discipleship and outreach. Finally, we are very active reaching out to our own neighborhood. We have three adult children who are all currently living in the USA.


  • Ministry focus: Discipleship, evangelism, church planting, youth ministry, children's ministry, English teaching
  • Time in Japan: We arrived in Japan in 1993, and have been with SEND International since 2002.
  • Children: David, Joshua and Esther
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