Announcing … SOZO! Our new church launching on the Gold Coast, Australia in 2023.

Announcing ... SOZO!
Our new church launching on the Gold Coast, Australia in 2023.

After 15 years of church planting and pastoring in Japan - Yuki & I are so excited to announce that we are headed to the Gold Coast, Australia in JAN 2023 to pioneer a new Church - 'SOZO'.
Our heart's desire and calling is to live a life chasing the God-sized vision in our hearts - in Australia, Japan, and across the world - and our family is so excited for this next season.
The greek word SOZO means 'to save or be made whole' and Jesus uses it many times including Luke 19:10 'For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost'.
We feel that that SOZO perfectly matches our heart & vision of not just 'doing church' on Sundays, but  'being the church' - making a practical difference in our communities.
Our passion and joy is to see people living a full life while stepping into their God-given potential - whether that's in family, business, sports or academics.
SOZO is also the Japanese word  for 'imagine' from Ephesians 3:20 'Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us'.
Our family is 5/6ths Japanese so we love the connection to Japan, and are excited for missions projects and to launch churches there in the future.
While we have so much to share about our vision and stories of God's blessing and grace in this season, we would love to invite you on this adventure with us - with three ways to get involved:
1 / PRAY
God-sized dreams always need his wisdom, leading and breakthrough. 
We appreciate your prayers for our family, the SOZO launch and our new local area of the Gold Coast, South East QLD & Northern NSW.
To stay updated with the launch journey visit
2 / GIVE
God's dream for this city and region is only possible with the generosity  and sacrifice of people like you.
Ask God if he would have you give toward helping establish SOZO via the launch fund or ongoing support.
To give via online or or via bank transfer in USD/AUD/JPY visit
3 / GO
Jesus has called us to 'go into all the world and reach all creation with the good news, so that all who hear may be saved (sozo)'.
For us to reach this city it takes people stepping out in faith and saying yes to 'go'.
Ask God if he would have you join the team on the Gold Coast, move to help start the church,  or connect someone who might be interested.
To join the launch team visit
If you would like more information or just to say hi, message us at - we'd love to hear from you!
Lots of love!
Josh & Yuki, Zion, Rhema, Rapha, Jireh & Kfir.