Odtohan, Anthony & Sayo

Serving in Japan | Acct # P-0042


Anthony was born in the U.S. and raised in the Philippines. In college he qualified for an exchange student scholarship to International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo where he met Sayo in 2008. Sayo majored in linguistics and studied to become qualified to teach English and Japanese.

Sayo is from Fukushima, Japan. She was somehow drawn to Christianity through exposure to English. Homestay experiences abroad served as seeds of interest that eventually led her to ICU where she came to faith before meeting Anthony.

The MTW Chiba team met Anthony and Sayo in 2010. They were discipled through the team and church community, and married in 2011. They have grown in grace, and been fruitful in ministry during their three-year internship. The team has now called them as full-time staff.

Anthony serves primarily as ministry staff with Oyumino Church’s bilingual congregation (see ), and in the team’s English outreach evangelism ministry. Anthony has pioneered an afterschool English outreach program that reaches many children. His vision is for this to grow into a kindergarten reaching many families with the gospel.

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