Linda Karner

Linda grew up in the Baltimore area and became a Christian in her third year of college. Aware of the great needs of the world, she greatly desired to take the gospel overseas, but the twin fears of raising support and going as a single kept her in the States. In 1985 she was asked to consider joining a church-planting team headed for Japan. Through prayer God showed her that she would not be alone, and by the grace of God and with the help of the team, her support was raised, and she arrived in Japan in January 1989. For three terms, Linda provided broad support to the team as the head of the English outreach ministry. In this capacity she trained and oriented teachers, chose the curriculum, and oversaw the development of materials for the Bible Time that was a feature of every adult class. In her third term, she helped to start an exciting new outreach to mothers of small children, called Moms and Kids Club.

Linda requests prayer for consistency in her devotions, wise use of time, and that God would bless and use the English outreach to build His Church to His glory.