We are expecting a major growth as an organization, we are adding two wonderful, God-fearing, faithful, passionate missionaries Daniel and Annerie Van Wyk to our team in August this year!
Daniel to be our full-time missionary, and Annerie to be our regular volunteer.
"Daniel and Annerie were born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. They met in 2005 at a small church where Daniel served as youth leader, and Annerie served as worship leader – and got married only a few months later in 2006. As members of their local church, they were involved in youth ministry, church planting and community outreaches during the first few years of marriage.
Daniel managed his own business - selling materials for the construction industry - but soon felt the Lord’s calling to become a professional photographer, something he never had an interest in before. His newly developed skills as photographer would later serve as a foundation to transition from photography to filming as a key tool to share the gospel in Japan.
Whilst Daniel had his own business, Annerie worked in the automotive industry, specializing in retail development and training. The Lord would use her career path to pave the way for them to later relocate to Asia.
In 2010/2011 they were briefly stationed in Japan for one of Annerie’s work related assignments, and developed a heart and passion to share the gospel with the nation of Japan. Their Japan assignment abruptly ended after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and instead they relocated to Beijing, China.
It would be in China where the Lord took them on an interesting spiritual journey and taught them the importance of prayer walking and intercession in a country where you cannot freely share the gospel.
After living in Singapore for a year, they returned to Japan again in 2014 with a renewed passion to share their love for Jesus.
In addition to serving on the prayer team at their church, Daniel also filmed and launched a website with Japanese testimony short films to support churches and missionaries with resources for their evangelism efforts.
Initially, their apartment was located within walking distance of a notorious red-light district in Tokyo where they often prayer walked.
This urged them to seek the Lord’s heart for how they could become a voice for the voiceless and help to set the captives free.
Finally, by the end of 2018, the Lord led them to ZOE through a Google search about human trafficking in Japan. A visit to ZOE Thailand one year later confirmed what the Holy Spirit had already stirred in their hearts – to join ZOE Japan in the fight for freedom."
Daniel & Annerie Van Wyk