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Local residents minister in Japan

The team of people who went on a mission trip to Japan from April 1-10 included (left to right) pastors Steve and Trish Quernemoen of Destiny Church; Kathleen Skaalerud, Keely Gross and pastors Mike and Rhonda Bartolomeo of Church for the Harvest. (Contributed photo)

For the second year, Church for the Harvest of Alexandria and Destiny Church of Ashby partnered on a mission trip to Japan. The team left Minneapolis on April 1 and returned April 10.

This year's mission trip included ministering in various house churches throughout the Osaka region, which has a population of 2.9 million. A majority of those people have never heard a clear presentation of God's salvation message.

In conjunction with Church for the Harvest and Destiny Church, several Japanese churches joined together to host a marriage and family seminar and an evangelistic crusade. These resulted in a number of Japanese people making commitments to Christ.

The team heard testimonies of God's intervention and witnessed several people come to Christ.