Nathan and Linda Snow were appointed to missionary service in Japan in April of 1995. After studying the Japanese language for two years, they became involved in a church-planting and music ministry in northern Japan. They work in the Abishiri area on the island of Hokkaido.
Nathan was led to the Lord at the age of five by his father in Decatur, Georgia. His parents have had a major influence on his life.
Linda was converted at the age of 10 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Nathan graduated from Welch College with a B.S. degree in 1991. While a student at Welch College, Nathan was active in public relations and student recruitment. He served as Minister of Music at Cofer’s Chapel FWB Church for a period of time before his missionary appointment. He also has taught music at Franklin Road Christian School as well as music and physical education at Joelton Elementary School in the Nashville area.
Nathan married Linda Boone on July 28, 1990. While a student at Welch College, Linda was involved in public relations and student recruitment. She participated in ministries at the women’s mission and women’s prison. She also worked in Sunday school and bus ministries. She has had extensive experience working in day care ministries in Nashville, Tennessee.
In December 1991, Nathan and Linda were appointed to a two-year term of service in Japan. Linda taught and supervised students from kindergarten through grade twelve at the Hokkaido Christian Learning Center which was started in the fall of 1990. The center was an alternative to home schooling and allowed the missionary parents to devote their time to their ministries rather than teaching their own children. Nathan taught physical education and music and worked with Dale Bishop. Later, the Learning Center was closed and the Snows taught the MKs at Hokkaido International School.
The Snows have seven children: Daniel Curtis, born November 23; Megan Ruth, born September 3; Andrew William, born January 31; Jacob Charles, born November 19; Noah Silas, born June 4; Josiah Luke, born March 2; and Isaac James, born December 1.
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- We are currently working in Eastern Hokkaido. Our children attend Japanese schools in the area. Linda teaches English part time at two elementary schools. Pray for our children, and pray that they will be lights in these schools.
- To my knowledge, none of the approximately 20 English students that are in our outreach classes taught at the Abashiri church are Christian. We are teaching four classes there: kindergarten, two elementary and one adult class. Many mothers also attend the childrens’ classes. Most have never heard the gospel story. These are classes that have only started recently. Pray that through these many would come to know Christ.
- We are prayerfully looking at the many cities and towns around Abashiri and Bihoro that do not have any gospel preaching church (of any kind). Pray for God’s direction as we seek to reach these new areas.
- Pray God will supply the financial needs of the Snows. Japan is an extremely expensive country in which to minister