Doug and Miriam arrived back in Japan in May 2017. They will be serving in a new area for four years. For the first two years, they will attend language school. After graduation they will work alongside a Japanese pastor in church planting and discipleship. They would like to open their home to foster children, to continue English classes as a form of outreach, and to work with another Japanese family to form a high school/college outreach. Doug grew up as a missionary kid in Japan and is fluent in Japanese. Miriam has had a deep desire since middle school to serve Christ in full-time missions. The Bishops have four children: Oliver, Scarlet, Hazel, and Felix.