Missionary with Converge Worldwide
Hello, my name is Ian Smith and I have been called by God to the nation of Japan to help establish and strengthen Japanese churches! I am originally from Olympia, Washington and have lived in Seattle, Tokyo, Chicago and South Korea.
In 2008 I had the opportunity to live in Tokyo for six months and serve with a church doing student outreach–God used this time to develop in my heart a love for the Japanese people and a desire to see a move of the Holy Spirit that would bring many Japanese to faith in Jesus Christ.
I studied International Studies Asia and History at the University of Washington in Seattle, and as preparation for further ministry in Japan I recently completed my graduate studies in Intercultural Studies and Missions at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.
I came to faith in Jesus as a teenager and I am passionate about proclaiming the Gospel. As a Converge Worldwide missionary I desire to work in partnership with the local church in Japan to help plant multiplying transformational churches among the Japanese.
Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions. Please consider partnering with me financially, you can find out how to give here: http://www.convergeworldwide.org/give/195675