On July 5, 2017, Florence DeShazer went to be with her Savior, becoming part of the rich legacy of those who have served through Free Methodist World Missions. Her decision to follow Jesus to the ends of the earth has borne eternal fruit. Free Methodist World Missions is deeply grateful for Florence DeShazer’s 30 years of dedicated service to God through the Free Methodist Church (FMC) in Japan. We celebrate her life – a life used to touch the lives of countless others.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at:
Shoreline Free Methodist Church
510 NE 175 Street
Shoreline, Washington 98155
Florence served along with her husband, Jacob, primarily in pioneering new churches. Florence served as Secretary of the Japan Free Methodist Mission. The DeShazer family would move into a new community and begin to build bridges of friendship with their neighbors. They began a children’s hour in their home. Florence would sometimes have Bible classes every night of the week. English Bible classes were held. Homes in the community were visited and literature was distributed. The nucleus of believers would become a growing congregation. As a result of Florence’s ministry with Jake, 23 new Free Methodist churches were established throughout Japan.