Wirz, Dolores "Dee"

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Dee Wirz


Dolores & "Dee" Wirz

Serving in Japan as
Director of Bible Study Ministries

Bio: Dolores "Dee" Wirz


Dee Wirz 2018 A2 SIM

Background Info

  • Born & raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Education:
    • B.S. in education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Biblical studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    • M.S. in communication from University of Illinois--Urbana
  • Teacher in public schools in Wisconsin and Illinois
  • Assistant Professor of Communication at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois from 1971-'75
  • Career missionary with Asian Access from 1975 to the present
  • Also, short-term service from 1988 to the present.


Ministry Assignment

Serving as the Director of Bible Study Ministries, Dee has been with Asian Access since 1975.


Words of wisdom...

Try it out for a short term service before making a long term commitment. If possible, do it before you finish your education.


When you're in Japan, be sure to...

include a visit to a Japanese home and have dinner with a Japanese family. Focus more on the people than on the places you visit.


Hoping for "ultimate contributions"...

Getting Japanese and Chinese people registered into God's Kingdom by His grace and their faith.


Wonderful ministry memories...

  • Spending time with people outside of formal teaching settings as well as in class.
  • Eating with Japanese people, visiting them in their homes, sharing in their everyday life. This opens up good conversations and opportunities to share significant insights about relationship to God and learning from His Word.


How is God blessing your life and ministry?

I see seeds planted, now growing and bearing fruit. It's exciting when young Christians become mature and go on to be leaders and seed planters and harvesters for God's Kingdom.


In Japan, I enjoy...

The people.


More Information

If you are interested in Dee's English Bible Class textbooks, visit Momiji Press...


Articles related to Dee


jpn closeup 753 webSeveral months ago, one of our staff kids went on a school outing. On this outing, the class visited a neighborhood temple near the school to learn more about the culture and religion. As you would expect, her parents wanted to know how the day went and as good parents followed up with her that evening. “How did you day go today?” they asked. She said, "We went to the temple on an outing today." And, upon further prompting, “What was that like?” she proceeded to say...  

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millersAsian Access/Japan’s Progress Report from 2018

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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Dee Silk Joe coffeeThis past Sunday Silk and I had the privilege of spending a meal and afternoon with Dee Wirz. Dee is completely 43 years of ministry in Japan with us next month and we wanted some special time with just the few of us. What a joy it was being with her. It came following our annual staff retreat where many staff honored Dee and a letter was read from our founder, Ken with his wife Jan, as well as a skype from my predecessor Doug and his wife Jeanie. The impact Dee has made for the kingdom in Japan (and China)...

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Dee Wirz's postNot long after our 50th Anniversary Gathering in Jakarta, Jubilee in Jakarta, I received this note from my colleague Dee Wirz:

While the history of what has become Asian Access mission began exclusively in Japan 50 years ago, our outreach has now expanded to eleven countries in Asia. During the A2 Jubilee celebration held in Jakarta recently, I had my first opportunity to get to know many of our extended mission family pictured above. After the presentation of a twelve-minute...


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A250th early exec leaders 1989The countdown began, and Asian Access' Jubilee in Jakarta was underway. It was a spectacular beginning with the crowd counting down to the opening session… 10, 9, 8, 7… The international or multi-cultural worship team led by Ian Nagata (lovingly called "Ian and the Multi-Nationals") from Evergreen Church – San Gabriel Valley (near Los Angeles) showcased his new album leading us in worship. Check it out: Where You Go! The morning devotion followed led by Dr. Ajith Fernando, Teaching Director for Youth for Christ – Sri Lanka and world renown bible teacher. He led us on “The Way of Repentance” as key to any movement. He even referenced Bobby Clinton, a key shaper of Asian Access core curriculum, saying it’s more important that we finish well than we start well. And, he mentioned that all the great revivals of Asia started with humility and repentance.

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Why A2?

Why am I serving with Asian Access?

In order to reach His beloved people of Japan, God called me and assigned me to this nation, to this organization, and to the various roles I've had over the last 30+ years.

In 1975, I went to Japan as a short-termer, and I've been here pretty much ever since!

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          Dolores ‘Dee’ Wirz
          6-16 Enoki-cho
          Tokorozawa, Saitama
          Japan 359-1104



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