Jeff Johnston

Dan Brown: Learning About Strength

Does God teach missionaries? Definitely! Well, let's just say that the good ones come equipped with a humble learning posture. Take Dan Brown, for example.

In this clip, Asian Access/SIM missionary Dan Brown shares about what he is learning about doing ministry in his own strength versus doing it through God's strength. Serving with Asian Access as a Missional Partner with Oasis Life Chapel in Rifu, Japan, Dan talks openly about his weakness and struggles in ministry.

Dan reflects:

"So I've really come to learn that I'll do my part. I'll do the possible. I'll go to class. I'll study. I'll show up for ministry, for church each week, just to love and serve people to be a presence. But really it's going to be God who has to do the work."

Listen to Dan's thoughts...


Dan and his wife Casi arrived in Japan in the Fall of 2012 and are currently trying to learn Japanese and doing whatever they can to serve their local Japanese church and pastor. They are teaching English, helping with youth and children's ministry, serving on the prayer team, attending worship services, and simply being a part of the church community. 

The Browns have two young (and very blond) daughters, who aid their ministry by breaking the ice with people who meet them. They are a family who loves God and is showing Christ's love to the Japanese.



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