We are Hydi and Jim Peterson, missionaries to Japan, sent and supported by the Evangelical Covenant Church. We live in Gunma prefecture on Mt. Akagi and are involved in a number of ministries.
We live at the Akagi Bible Camp site, a facility owned and run by the Japan Covenant Church. We help maintain the camp and serve as staff members during the camping season, but welcome guests throughout the year. Outdoors activities are a big part of living in the mountains. Mt. Akagi is a popular destination for folks interested in hiking, climbing, fishing, birding, wild flowers and photography. In the winter we are under a blanket of snow, making the views even better, the climbing even more exhilarating, and the icing fishing really, really cold! In addition to all the opportunities up on the mountain, Hydi frequently goes down to lower altitudes for tennis, running and various other informal sports ministries.
Jim teaches homiletics (preaching) and pietism (church history) at the Covenant Seminary in Tokyo, which means spending two days a week in the city during the first semester of each school year. He also has a ministry of preaching and teaching in many different congregations both within the Japan Covenant and in other churches. Most Sundays he is out somewhere, sharing God’s word with folks who seek to hear the good news.
Our three kids, Miles, Kendra and Eli are all grown now and on their own. We love staying in contact with them online and treasure their visits back home during vacation times.
We want to get to know you better and hope this website will provide a little bit of information about ourselves and our ministry. If you are willing to pray for us please know that your prayers are deeply appreciated. We have a page dedicated to prayer requests and try to update it monthly.
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Jim is an avid photographer and many of his photos are on display at this online gallery: Jim’s Photo Galleries
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