Nihon our Heart : Tokyo our Home

Thank you for stop’n by, and thank you for your time.  We made this site so that you could get to know us better, and so that those who are interested can easily follow us on this journey of ours.  Please feel free to scroll down, leave comments, and ask questions as you see fit.  Just remember that the one truly behind all of this, our stories, our faith, and this call… is Yahweh (神様), and our hope is that through this site, through our story, and as we take this journey His light will shine.  That you won’t be able to deny the work He has done and is doing in our life.  For it is not about the Dunlaps getting to go on an incredible long term vacation to an amazing place. No, it is all about sharing with anyone who has an ear to listen, or eyes to see the Love, the Grace, the Mercy, the Joy, and the Peace that God has blessed this family with, and then to reveal how they too can experience this wonderful God for themselves if they but believe.  So, pack your bags, open your bible, and come along with us to lands yet seen…

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Who Are the Dunlaps

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Marc Dunlap at the head of the Dunlap crew. Is a man with a plan and the own who keeps it all together. He is never too easily moved a solid man with his wits about him and able to asses any problem. He is a lover of children, stories, drawing and games. He brings song and silliness to our family which is as it should be.


Rekeisha Dunlap, wife, mother, and photographer.  She is somehow both the one who keeps the silliness under control and the one who encourages it.  Not often found without at least a stitch of orange on her, and when alone you know the volume is turned up to eleven.  She brings warmth to the home, comfort to her kin, and beauty to this family.

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Abaram is our first child and as we start our Journey he is currently going to the 1st grade.  He is a very social young boy who loves the company of others. He loves to spin a tale if not verbally he will do it through his drawings. He is also a compassionate older brother.

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Our Second oldest child as well as our youngest son is Kahlil. He is a firecraker of a boy. One of his favorite activities is getting into things. As we start this journey he is just 3 years old. He loves to play with both his siblings and if he can slam into something he will.

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Sonja or as we like to call her miss Sonja is the youngest and only daughter of our crew. She moves at her own pace but she is never too far behind her older brothers. As we start our journey she is 2. She is full of love always ready to smile and a really great hugger.


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Why Japan


Why Japan?  Well truthfully it has been a long time coming.  God has worked in my life even before I personally knew Him.  He not only brought me into the world in a loving Christian home, but also one that would give me the experience of living in many different places.  Shaping me into the person I am today.  While the seed was planted and took root during the time my family and I lived in Okinawa Japan.  It was nurtured over time by the Spirit and in large part by the wonderful work of God in the life of my mother who has a true gift for keeping up with people.  See, while we were living in Okinawa, she made a deep connection with a Japanese lady living on the mainland of Japan.   (more…)

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Thank you for your interest in helping us not only get to Japan, but to also minister to those there.  Below you will find more information on our sending organization, and how you can Invest in Japan’s future with us.

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Commission to Every Nation (CTEN) has been a known missionary group to us for some time now. Having first heard about them through fellow members of our church, and then through Rekeisha going and supporting those same missionaries in Ireland several years ago.  Their focus on taking care of those in the field has always been something we have admired, and then finding out that one of their other focuses was supporting the in-country-local church rather than a “foreign bodies agenda” was another great thing to learn.  So through prayer and seeking the Lord’s will we landed with applying to CTEN… and here we are now already feeling overwhelmingly supported by their staff.  We feel we are not only in God’s hands but also under God’s people’s kind care.


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