Satomi Shirai

I was born and grew up in Hiroshima, Japan. I moved to San Diego to attend a community college to learn English and Business. About the time I graduated the college, I was saved to believe in Christ though the group called International Christian Fellowship in Escondido, California. I was...

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Grant Ellis

Grant is married to his high school sweetheart Lorna. In high school Lorna told Grant that they would someday be missionaries; he was hesitant to believe her. In the summer of 2001 Grant joined the U.S. Air Force effectively becoming a missionary to the military communities he would be stationed...

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Ruth Pineda

Ruth and Paul Pineda fell in love many many years ago! Although Paul was madly in love with Ruth at 11 years young, Ruth’s father did not allow them to date at such a young age. As years whisked by, their hearts finally reconnected in college as they both pursued...

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Jon Simburger

Jon and Melissa moved from a small town in southern Illinois to Okinawa with a desire to make Jesus famous in Japan. Jon has served previously as a youth pastor, deacon, and on short-term missions to India, Albania, Montenegro, Guatemala, Russia, and Uganda. Melissa has served as a worship leader...

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Ashleigh Copeland

Hello! I am from a small town in south Mississippi; and though I was saved at an early age, my relationship with the Lord has grown into something very real and very humbling in the last decade. I believe that only when we’re able to see ourselves for the sinners...

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Ron Coia

Ron Coia arrived in Okinawa in 2008. As a teacher for the Department of Defense schools, he currently teaches English and government at Kubasaki High School on Camp Foster. Ron and his wife Kristie love serving the local church in a military context, as it is a ripe mission field...

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