Our passion is for the youth of Japan. 

As we’ve seen God work one life at a time, He has provided a place where we are able to do life together in a warm and safe environment, while building healthy and encouraging relationships. It's a place where people can come knowing that they will be poured into with a love that can only be of God... A Place where those on the outside feel on the inside.

"But how can they call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them?" Romans 10:14

Why Japan?

▫ 126 million people. Less than 1% Christian.

▫ Japan is the largest unevangelized nation that is completely open to missionaries, yet the second largest unreached people group in the world.

▫ Japan is one of the few countries with a declining evangelical rate of growth. I.e. the number of gospel-spreading Christian goes down each year.

▫ In 2019 suicide was the leading cause of death for those among the ages 10-44. 20,919 people died by suicide in 2020.

▫ 85% of teens wonder why they exist. 11% wish they had never been born.

▫ There is one missionary for every 65,000 people.



We are Jeff, Kelly, Taylor, Bailey, Kendyl, Reagan, and Colson Pagaragan - TEAM missionaries to Japan and founders of The Neighborhood. We’ve spent the past four years in Tokyo loving students in Jesus’ name simply by living life with them. God has given us real joy in this type of hospitality evangelism and discipleship, and our passion for this student center called The Neighborhood is an expansion of the work God has already begun. We are currently stateside looking for the necessary funds in order to make the vision God has given us for The Neighborhood a reality.

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