"Most Japanese people have never met a Christian, seen a Bible, or even know about Jesus. In fact, less than 1 percent of Japan's 126 million people claim to be Christians. Even more staggering is the fact that within the next 20 years, half of the existing churches will close because they will have no pastor. Japanese pastors are aging with no replacements on the horizon. The missionary force continues to dwindle instead of increase. The few churches that do exist tend to be small and aging with little impact on their communities." (excerpt from ABWE international)
Our team has the unique opportunity to partner with these Japanese churches during the Summer Olympics. The churches realize this is a defining moment where they can impact their communities for Christ, but they need help! They are asking for teams to join them in throwing festivals, block parties, and fairs during the games to share the gospel with their fellow Japanese. Imagine what God can do at such a pivotal moment for the Japanese people!
To read more about our work in Japan, click here.
We need both prayer and financial support. Would you join us in praying for our team and Japan? Please pray for 1) An openness to the gospel during the games 2) Divine connections for our team, especially amongst young people 3) Team unity and maturity as we prepare to go.
Would you consider giving to our team? Each person is responsible to raise $3500 for their trip. If you would like to help us share Jesus with the people of Japan, please click below: