About the Family

Mark is a Filipino-American who grew up in Manila and Tokyo. Graduating from Stanford and Westminster Seminary California, he is an ordained PCA (Presbyterian Church of America) pastor serving in Kaihin Makuhari Grace Church. Megumi is a Japanese Christian who...

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Walking Victoriously with a Limp

MTW Missionaries, Mark & Megumi Bocanegra 

Missionary couple endeavoring to labor in Japan for 40 years in order to

train elders, plant churches, and deepen Reformed Confessional theology with the Presbyterian Church of Japan

Affiliated with

日本長老教会

April 29, 2017

What do you immediately think of when I say an ‘uncultivated mission field’? Perhaps you’re expecting me to say the largest unreached people groups like Bangladeshi or Japanese people. However, I believe the first President of Princeton Theological Seminary (it used to...

March 30, 2017

As I just passed my ordination exam, I'd like to share again one of my answers to certain questions (but this is not my exact answer on the exam). Many of you think that Church History is a boring, useless subject, and is irrelevant to ministry. I thought so coming int...

February 28, 2017

As I just submitted my ordination exam, I'd like to share again one of my answers to certain questions ( but this is not my exact answer on the exam). Disclaimer: This section comes out of the "Hot Topics" sections--so I assume some of you may disagree with me, but per...

January 31, 2017

As I approach the submission date of my ordination exam, I'd like to share again some of the questions I was asked and how I answered. Perhaps it would stimulate thought and prayer as you pray for missions.

Should we expect numerical growth in the local church? Why or...

January 1, 2017

What does 'partnership' mean?

I believe the Philippian Church is the best example of what supporting missionaries look like. Paul’s intention of this epistle is thanking the Philippian church for their financial, physical, and spiritual support. It’s actually a “missio...

October 31, 2016

No question that Holy Spirit is fundamental; however, what does the Holy Spirit like to use? Is it money? Is it missionaries? Is it seminaries? Is it good books? Is it good preaching? Is it good community? Is it Gospel-centeredness? 


I think all of these things are imp...

August 31, 2016

"What is the biblical basis or wisdom in forming denominations?"

This was one of 370 questions I had to answer for my written ordination exam.
This was one of the many questions that helped me hone my own convictions about my faith, my view of the church, and my view...

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