Missions at the Intersection of Art and Faith

Hi, we’re the Davisons.

After living in Japan for 3.5 years through Jonas’s job as a flutist and audio engineer with the U.S. Army Bands, we are now headed back to Tokyo as missionaries to be part of a church planting movement in the city center. We aim to continue the work God called us to during our initial time in Japan, working in community to enable Japanese artists to redeem and transform their culture with the beauty of the Gospel.

Our Story:

From 2012-2016 we lived on the south side of Tokyo and were part of a young church plant in central Tokyo called Grace City. As we volunteered with the missions team, God did some incredible things in our hearts and minds, and gave us a deep love for Japan and her people. After about 18 months we began to see how our skill sets and life passions were uniquely fitted to needs of the Japanese Church, and felt called to pour the rest of our lives into reaching the Japanese people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are now itinerating missionaries with Mission To the World

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Plans:

We are currently teaming up with churches and individual partners for prayer and financial support. Jonas is in seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte), anticipating graduation in May 2018. We plan to return to Japan between Fall 2018 and Winter 2019. 

Music & Family:

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Jonas is a flutist, audio guy, and music producer. He worked 7 years for the U.S. Army as a flutist and audio engineer, and that job landed us in Japan from 2012-2016. He has a Bachelor’s of Music in Flute Performance from the UNC School of the Arts.

Christina is a singer, violinist, and songwriter, and she also makes sure the family eats and is clothed. She earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from Furman University and a Master’s of Musicology from UNC-Chapel Hill.

We are blessed with 3 crazy-awesome kiddos: Maggie (5), Keith (3) and Judah (1). Maggie’s dream is to one day paint the whole world pink while being a doctor, an artist, and a mommy. Keith loves trucks, trains, and construction sites. His favorite thing to do is play in dirt and pretend that he is all of the construction site trucks (excavator, crane, dump truck, etc). Judah is cute, and he likes to eat, sleep, and poop. He is working on walking.

We invite you to be a part of what God is doing in Tokyo in 3 ways:

     1. Keeping up with us via our blog and through email updates

     2. Praying faithfully

     3. Giving regularly

We’d love to connect!

If you’re an individual or church who would like to consider financially partnering in the work God has called us to among the Japanese, please get in touch with us to talk more! You can also give directly here (tax deductible).

Thanks for your time! You can learn more about our Community Arts Tokyo team here, and hear some of the music we’ve been involved in producing on our YouTube channel.

To the praise of God’s glorious grace,

the Davisons