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Service Location: Japan

Time of service: 1972 - 2009

Agency: SEND International

Ministry Summary

Ray and Ruth Leaf served as church-planting missionaries with SEND International in Japan from 1972-2009. From 1972-1980 were spent in language study, evangelism and working with Japanese laymen and pastors. In 1980 they began a new church plant going door to door passing out Living New Testaments and teaching Sunday school for children. In 1994 the Mizuhodai Christ church called their own Japanese pastor. That year they moved to Higashi Yamoto, Tokyo to help a small group of Japanese Christians with a goal to grow a Bible study into a church with greater outreach. In 2008 the Chuo Christ Gospel Church called their own pastor. From 2008-2009 Ray and Ruth served at the Okutama Bible Chalet-a camp ministry that reaches the children and young people of Japan with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are currently living in Aurora, IL. The Leafs have three children: Ernie, Alice and John.

Current Contact Information

2769 Borkshire Lane #2769, Aurora IL 60502

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