Tech: Ray is a former developer for a Japanese tech company, working side-by-side with Japanese engineers for almost 10 years. He was also a technical editor for the (now defunct) Visual Basic Programmer’s Journal and developed popular freeware programmer tools for the Visual Basic programming language.
Church: Ray is now a pastor and church planter in Japan who works with the Every Nation family of churches and campus ministries. He has a degree from Portland Bible College and did post-graduate missions studies at Asian Theological Seminary.
Family: Ray and Satomi have two adult children who are multi-lingual and multi-cultural. We enjoy searching out truth and life in many cultures and talking about the value we see in the cultures we have experienced personally.
Where in Japan are you located and if we wanted to come to Japan with a small team of missionaries could we count on you for advice, or any kind of support? Maybe to get the religious activities visa? We are from California, members of a discipleship program from a large Christian church. PS> Your articles are incredibly helpful. God Bless!