Longo, Robert & Megumi Profile

Longo, Robert & Megumi

Home Bible studies
Teaching and counseling
Linwood Gospel Chapel, Linwood, NJ, in 1900
Mailing Address
12-5-1, 1 Chome, Hamanochaya
Kurashiki Shi, Okayama Ken
710-0061, JAPAN
Okayama Prefecture, Kurashiki City,

About Us

I, Bob, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. We always went to Methodist church on Sundays. Elementary school years were spent at Lutheran Elementary School, just down the street from our church. We heard the Bible daily, and always had a memory verse. On Friday mornings we walked to Lutheran church, also on same street. I had a good foundation (Prov. 22:6; 2 Tim. 3:15). I graduated LES and started at a Christian high school. There I clearly understood the gospel. During first semester I trusted Christ for salvation at age of 15. On graduating in 1972, I enrolled at Shenandoah Bible College in Roanoke VA (now defunct). It was in my last year there that I came into assembly fellowship in fall of 1975 at age of 22. I spent one more year at Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD. There I had further exposure to missions (a subject well heard of since my elementary school days). After my dad's sudden death of heart attack (12/1986), I felt compelled to move forward spiritually, even if I had to "limp" from sorrow. In early 1987 I became more interested in foreign missions. My dad was in the Pacific War, getting as far as Nagasaki Harbor after the war. All he would say of the atomic bomb damage was "Rob, it was devastating!" If my dad went as far as Japan for war, I felt I should go as far as Japan for the gospel of peace. Jesus "came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them" (Luke 9:56-KJV). Now here I am in Japan 29 years later learning much, with still much to learn, in the grace of God. Megumi was born and raised in a Christian home, and in assembly fellowship from childhood. She was baptized at 12 years old.