Tom and Debi Going have served as LCMS missionaries for over 25 years.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod began work in Japan in 1948. In 1976, the Japan Lutheran Church (JLC), or Nihon Ruteru Kyodan (NRK), became a sister church of the LCMS. It is also a member of the International Lutheran Council. LCMS missionaries support the work of the Japan Lutheran Church in the areas of Lutheran school education and theological education.