Hello! My name is Devin and this website is about my journey in Tokyo, Japan. I am originally from Tacoma, Washington and I am passionate about loving people with God’s heart. God has made me intensely relational and I long to see people know the intimate loving relationship that they can have with Jesus Christ.  It is my deep desire to see people experience the lavish love of Christ and walk in the identity and design of who He created them to be.

In 2011, I did a Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Tokyo, Japan. During this 5 month missionary training school, God gave me a deep love for the nation and people of Japan. I have prayerfully decided to return to Japan as a full time missionary with YWAM.

If you would like info on the ministries I got to work with during my DTS you can read all about it here.


6 responses to “About”

  1. Megan G. says :

    Hello! 🙂 I’ve been browsing the internet trying to find out as much as possible about the tokyo DTS! 🙂 I’ve actually already applied and been accepted, and im fundraising right now! But i just wanted to see if i could find out more about what we’ll be doing, and see some pictures… The website doesn’t have a lot of details… im just curious ;p Are you still in Japan?

    • devinvandermeulen says :

      Hello Megan! Super excited to have you come! There are a lot of exciting things in the works here. What would you like to know?

      • Megan G. says :

        Well when I was first looking around, I was looking for a mission trip that had an art program! I’m really into drawing, photography, digital art and even music! I emailed one lady asking and she told me bout a dts in norway i think it was? but i really really wanted to do one in japan, because thats where ive always felt called 🙂 i just wanted to know if there would be an opportunity during the DTS! Thanks!

  2. devinvandermeulen says :

    Hello again! That is a fantastic question and one that I am happy to answer. I think the lady you talked to was my girlfriend Sadie : ) And we both are helping start a new ministry here at the YWAM Tokyo base centered around using the arts with evangelism. Here is an example of an outreach we did in a park: http://goo.gl/fjfa4. We have 4 people on the team so far and each has different skill sets ranging from graphic design to photography, film, painting, drawing, etc. You will definitely have a chance to use your skills while you are here. : )

    • Megan G. says :

      well awesome! I’m super excited! I think i was talking to a lady named paige, though. She hasn’t gotten back with me, and i wasn’t too sure what the exact dates were, because i need to get my flight as soon as possible.. but thanks for answering my question!

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