Yee, Sabrina

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Sabrina Yee


Sabrina Yee

Serving as a
Missional Partner Associate
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Bio: Sabrina Yee


sabrina yee 2016 tallBackground Info:

I was born and raised in Southern California and so whenever I come back after traveling I will immediately crave Mexican food and In-n-out. I attended Cal Poly Pomona and Talbot Seminary, and my home church is Evergreen Baptist Church SGV. I am half Chinese, half Japanese, and fourth generation American.


Current Ministry Assignment

Missional Partner Associate since 2016


Advice for Potential Missionaries

My advice would be to communicate with your home church from the start so that they are aware and can be a key part in training, support, and partnership. Also sense the Lord in direction for training, for example I felt that Seminary and Perspectives class provided necessary foundation. Of course, research and talk to people at the organizations you’re considering partnering with. All of this, of course, by prayer.


When in Japan, be sure to...

...check out the onsen (public bath) with a local Japanese friend, if you’re brave enough. I think it’s worth the experience and a great way to learn about Japanese culture.


sabrina yee ishinomaki 500Especially Meaningful Aspects of Ministry:

I had the opportunity to intern for a social enterprise called Nozomi (hope) Project in Ishinomaki, Japan where they recycle broken pottery collected from the wake of the 2011 disaster, and transform the shards into beautiful Jewelry. Local women were hired to provide an income for their families and a community to bring healing and hope for their futures. I feel honored to have been accepted for a short season into the lives of these people at Nozomi Project.


Hopes for the Future:

I hope to learn as much as I can while I’m studying Japanese at language school. Another hope is that I can partner with people, churches, or organizations to fight human trafficking and the sex industry in Japan.




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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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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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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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Exactly 20 Years Ago

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of first arriving in Japan 

At this very moment on September 6, 1987 I was walking out of customs at Narita Airport in Tokyo to explore Japan for the first time. I had just finished college at the University of North Carolina, where I became a Christian. At the end of my senior year, I signed up for a 1-year stint as an English teaching missionary with Asian Access (formerly LIFE MInistries) in Tokyo. My life would never be the same.

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Why A2?

Why am I serving with Asian Access?

I had the privilege of getting to know and working with a handful of people from Asian Access. Two things really stand out. Their big vision and belief that our God can do anything, and secondly, their commitment and understanding of prayer. Getting to know the Asian Access missionaries and staff, I have very high respect for them and felt that these were people I could trust, partner with, and learn from.

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Sabrina  Aug 10