I’m Elaine Loewen, married to Joel Loewen for nearly 30 years! Most of those years have been spent serving together as missionaries with SEND International in Japan. I’m also a mother. Joel and I have one son, Bradley, whom we raised in Japan, and who is currently finishing his undergraduate studies in northern England.
I serve alongside my husband in church planting. God has also given me the privilege of discipling Japanese Christian women, mentoring younger Japanese women, and serving in leadership roles within our mission in Japan.
Until recently, we have focused on church planting and discipleship in the Tokyo/Yokohama area. However, in the spring we plan to move to northeast Japan and do church planting in one of the communities devastated by the triple disaster of March 2011. This will be close to the city of Sendai.
Please pray that we will remain true to the vision God has given us in very specific ways, such as with whom we will partner, and where we will live.
Pray that I will continually abide in Christ and make him the center of who I am and all that I do.
Pray that I will have a deep compassion for the people of northeast Japan who have lost so much, and yet whose greatest need is to know our Savior and receive eternal life.