Michika was one of the students that came on the program and was eventually saved and baptized. It was also through this program that the need for the gospel in Japan was made clear to Gil. Less than 1% of the population has been reached in Japan. Making Japanese people one of the most unreached people groups. Japan also has one of the fastest declining evangelical populations in the world.
In 2011, Gil moved to Japan to continue doing ministry in Osaka. Gil and Michika were married in 2013 and now have two daughters. Gil is the youth ministry director at Mustard Seed Christian Church Osaka, as well as a Science teacher.
Michika and Gil lead young adult focused outreach programs, discipleship groups and young family focused outreach. Gil is also involved in multimedia development.