"And then he told them, 'Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone." Mark 16:15 NLT

We believe everyone should have an opportunity to learn who Jesus is and experience the good news of a life connected to God. Though we're a small church with limited resources, we worship a generous God with unlimited resources and we always look for opportunities where we can reach out locally, and beyond our borders. Continue below to see how LRVC is involved with bringing Jesus to the nations.


In the Spring of 2012 John & Stephanie Stevens went on a month long missions trip to Japan. Partnering with the Pearl Vineyard of Yokohama , they traveled to Iwaki to serve in some of the areas hardest hit by the 3/11 disaster. In that time they felt God strengthen a call on their lives to travel back to Japan, but this time for a much longer stay. They are currently serving on a 3-year mission trip. From their home base in Yokohama and along with The Pearl, they hope to reach the nation of Japan with the love of Jesus.

You can follow their story on their blog here: The Stevens Family in the Land of the Rising Sun

If you would like to give financial support for the Stevens mission to Japan, please use the donate button on the Online Giving page.