Nice to meet you! 👋
I'm Seth Quant, a co-laborer with Christ, church planter with Paz International, and anti-suicide advocate in the Greater Tokyo Area. 🇯🇵
My mission: To serve Japan by raising up disciples of Jesus in growing local churches that reverse despair into testimonies of life.
My vision: My vision is to see 30 million Japanese people passionately pursuing Jesus; sending more than 30,000 Japanese missionaries to other unreached people groups around the world by 2035.
To enable over 10,000 life-giving intervention conversations through Choose Life to prevent suicide in the greater Tokyo area by April 21st 2021 at 6 am.
Everyone deserves an epic reason to wake up in the morning, because friendship with Jesus is worth living for.
How can I help you? Feel free to send me an email about your own adventure or questions about Japan. Feel free share ministry tips, send prayer requests, or even recommend board games. Let's grow together on this journey!
"Why do you serve in Japan? "
Really, I was an unlikely candidate for life-long missions work. No one, myself included, expected me to leave my comfortable life in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
My life was planned out. 😅 (Well, that's not wise according to James 4:15.)
Fast forward a bit to my college years. Eager to participate in the highly recommended Oral Roberts University missions program, the Holy Spirit guided me to join my senior year. Placement on Team Japan (and my sister Sierra’s providential placement on the same team), confirmed that everything was going to change. 💥
That whole process presented a significant challenge. My senior project deadline was quickly approaching, along with missions fundraising. Late nights, long prayers. Simultaneously, I was applying with 2 software development companies after College. More late nights, more prayers.
I had no idea what the future held for me, but sensed that Japan might be part of that.
Praise God, my plane touched down in Tokyo, Japan in May 2014. Seeing the generous, humble, and diligent Japanese people without hope in Jesus completely wrecked my life plans... In the best way. 👍
Declining those other career opportunities, I committed to serving the Church in Japan with my life. The Holy Spirit opened that door into Japan through teaching English. Teaching seriously stretched me as I grew as a classroom teacher. Growth in my relationship with Jesus wasn't optional anymore and found that out the hard way.
"What are you doing these days?"
Thank God for the unlikely! 🙌 I use my passion for technology to build and maintain the suicide prevention program Choose Life. My love for worship fuels my singing-while-serving as your friendly Sunday sound guy. The precious experience of teaching Japanese elementary school children has really assisted my teaching in children’s church.
To continue planting churches and to raise up Japanese leaders I also serve the grand vision and grand people of Paz International and Paz Church Japan. We are excited to partner with all the people that we know now, and are excited to work with new partners to help spread the good news about Jesus in Japan (Matthew 28:16–20).
Let me encourage you on your own life adventure, wherever that may be! Feel free to share your adventure stories, make worship music recommendations, swap prayer requests, or ask me about learning Japanese anytime at my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Soli Deo Gloria