Boehme, Erik & Rhonda

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Erik & Rhonda Boehme


Erik & Rhonda Boehme


Serving as Missional Partners
in Sendai, Japan

Bio: Erik and Rhonda Boehme


Background Info:

Erik grew up in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He moved to Oregon to attend George Fox University where he met Rhonda. Rhonda grew up in Newberg, Oregon, the hometown of George Fox. After graduating in 1994, Rhonda flew off to Japan to teach English on the JET Program. When Rhonda was planning to return to the U.S. two years later, Erik decided to fly off to Japan with the JET Program so Rhonda decided to stay in Japan, and they were married 8 months later. In 1999 they returned to Oregon for Erik to attend Multnomah Biblical Seminary which thus began a search for a way to return to Japan to fulfill God’s calling on their lives.


Ministry Assignment:

The Boehmes have been with Asian Access since 2003.

  • Church Multiplication Teams: 2009 - present
  • Church Planting Associates (2006-'09) - Kysushu, Japan.
  • Pre-Field Candidates - 2003-'06


Words of wisdom...

Obstacles and distractions may abound in the pursuit of God's Call to missions, but DON'T GIVE UP!


When in Japan, be sure to...

Try Shabu Shabu, Okonomiaki, Kawara Soba (While in Yamaguchi prefecture) and Oolong Tea.


Hopes for the future...

We hope to become more like Jesus as we live and share the GOOD News of Christ's saving grace with people in Japan. We hope to see a "living" body of new believers established in Japan. We hope to spread a vision for reaching the whole world for Christ among people in the U.S.


Recent Articles from Erik & Rhonda

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By Bethany Panian Ho

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost,”
­— J.R.R. Tolkien

From my very first chapter book I have been a re-reader of stories. My mom read Sterling North’s Rascal (funnily enough, a popular anime in Japan) to my little brother and me when I was in the first or second grade. When she finished the book, I loved it so much that I immediately wanted to go back into the story and experience it by myself. I have been voraciously re-reading ever since. Each story is as comforting as getting coffee with a dear friend.

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Robert Fuhriman

My Tribute to Robert Fuhriman

Blessed to Be in Community with Bob

Bob & Beth Fuhriman served as missionaries with Cru in Japan starting in 1968. In 1981, they switched to Asian Access (then, LIFE Ministries). I met them in 1987 as an Asian Access short-termer living in Tokyo. I remember carefully watching several of these long-term missionaries to see if I could possibly become one, as well as if these were the people whose community I wanted to join.

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"We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps."
— Proverbs 16:9 (NLT)

In our hearts, we were confident that God was calling us to serve him in Japan. But we couldn’t do it without a significant team of supporters behind us with faithful prayers and financial gifts. It was hard to imagine how he would do it. It was 2016. Josh and I hoped to be in Japan within a year, but God had other plans.

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millersAsian Access/Japan’s Progress Report from 2018

There is much to be thankful to God for in the ministry highlights he brought our way in 2018. Below is a summary of encouraging progress from various ministry categories and missionaries serving in Japan...

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Why A2?

Why are we serving with Asian Access?

After much research, we chose Asian Access because the vision, church multiplication strategy, and partnership with Japanese churches were the right fit for us.

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Important Dates
Erikspacer-transp Sep 24
Rhondaspacer-transp Nov 01
Andrew Sep 16
Katrinaspacer-transp Feb 27
Isaacspacer-transp Sep 25
Anniversary 3/27/97