Evan and Audrey Eusey grew up in Kansas, and met and married during college. Their son, Atticus, was born in Kansas in February 2011. Their daughter, Elsa, was born in Japan in July 2013.
During seminary, God gave them the opportunity to serve for nearly three years in an outreach Bible study for non-Christian Japanese university students. Through this involvement, He led them to consider Japan as their place of full-time ministry.
In 2007, Evan and Audrey were accepted by OMF International as missionaries to Japan. A few months after joining OMF, Evan was ordained as a minister by his home church.
It is an exciting time to get involved in Japan ministry. The last few years have seen a new spiritual openness developing, especially among Japanese young people, and creative approaches to evangelism are flourishing. And in the tragic wake of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and radiation leak, opportunities to demonstrate Christ’s love abound.
The need for the gospel to go forth in Japan is urgent. In 2011, the Euseys began their first 4-year term in Sapporo for two years of language and culture study. In mid-2014 they moved to Hasuda in Saitama Prefecture, northwest of Tokyo. Under a Japanese pastor, they are serving a two-year ministry internship at a local Japanese church. They eagerly desire for the Lord to use them for his glory as he draws the Japanese to himself.
OMF International was founded by James Hudson Taylor in England in 1865 as the China Inland Mission. CIM mobilization expanded to America in 1888. The “reluctant exodus” of CIM missionaries from China led to the re-focus of the mission in 1953. Today, OMF International is an evangelical, international and interdenominational mission agency with mobilization centers in over 20 countries. By God’s grace we aim to see indigenous church movements in more than 20 countries and 100 people groups in Asia. OMF-US is committed to “glorify God by the mobilization of resources for the urgent evangelization of East Asia’s Peoples.”