Editor’s Note: Under the “Missionary Stories & News” tag, Brandon Elrod will be posting updates and news related to stories that he’s had the opportunity to write for the North American Mission Board. He will provide some brief commentary ahead of each story.

This story was one of the first that I had the privilege of writing for the North American Mission Board. This was a freelance project that was assigned to me during the interview process so that my eventual supervisor and I could see if I would be a good fit for the job.

After speaking with pastor Kenji, whose passion for Christ and the lost was obvious even over the phone, I realized that I would really enjoy getting to tell these kinds of stories. Check out Kenji’s story by following the links below.

WASHINGTON (BP) — What connects Osaka, Japan and Fairfax, Va.?

Given that Fairfax lies less than 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., one might expect several connections between the major Japanese port city and a suburb of the United States capital. But, one particular link has led to radical life change for several Fairfax residents.

About a year ago, All Peoples Community Church (APCC), led by pastor Kenji Adachi, held its first service. Pastor Adachi, born in Osaka, moved to Fairfax in 2003 to pastor a multiethnic church in the Washington D.C. metro area.

Read more: Baptist Press | namb.net

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