Nathan & Nozomi Brownell

  • Evangelism and church planting
  • Education and leadership development

Dozens of shoes spill out from the entryway of the Green House youth center where adolescents have gathered for the afterschool program. They’ve finished a snack and now sit attentively while a speaker shares her testimony. This kind of story is rare in a nation where only 1 percent of the population professes to be Christian, but the students lean in, some tearing up.

The Brownells live in Yokohama, Japan, and are serving youth and children in the area in partnership with Nihon Kirisuto Kyodan. Nathan teaches at an RCA-founded school, Nozomi recruits and trains volunteers for Children and Worship, and they both work at the Green House. In a culture where adolescence can bring unbearable stress, their ministry is critical in creating Christ-centered environments of acceptance, forgiveness, and hope.

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The Greenhouse Program is part of Nathan and Nozomi Brownell's ministry in Japan. Your gift to the program will help provide a safe place for Japanese youth to hear the gospel, to grow in their faith, and to learn how to live in community as members of the body of Christ.

Following Christ in Japan

Nozomi Brownell's calling story shared at RCA General Synod 2022

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