Michael has been teaching English and Bible in Japan classrooms since 1996. He has good relationships with students. Since 2001 he has also conducted weddings in Japan in the Kansai area. Cities in this region include Osaka, Kyoto, Otsu and Japan's large Lake Biwa. He keeps a good perspective on several Japanese churches. Some are new church plants and occasionally a Protestant church that has endured for many years. He believes God is sovereign. Jesus Christ is the Savior of many people in Japan.