Japanese Student Asks, "Is the Bible Really True or Is It Just Fiction?"

By Staff, Jun 13, 2019

For several months, a Japanese university student has been coming to the home of MTW missionaries in Nagoya, Japan, for hospitality nights and a one-on-one introductory Bible study. She’s had a lot of questions and shown deep interest in learning more about Christianity. While she was in Italy this spring, Jesus started to become real to her as she was pondering paintings of Christ in Italian art galleries. "For the first time I realized that Jesus was a real person."

She feels drawn to Christianity, its teachings, and the community she's experienced. Still she keeps coming back to the question, "Is the Bible really true or is it just fiction?" She’s grappling with a lot of complicated questions, wondering if she can believe the validity of Scripture, but wants to understand what the Bible says. The missionary couple and the church community are continuing to share Christ’s truth and walk with her through her questions.

You are making a difference in the lives of people like this young woman. Because of your generous giving, many are hearing the truth from the Word of God for the first time. Thank you.

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Pray that God would use our Japan teams to open the hearts of the Japanese to God’s presence and love for them.

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Pray for the Japanese to realize that money, health, education, and material possessions do not satisfy the human heart.

Pray for Japanese pastor Nozomu and family as they grow a church plant in one of the least-reached prefectures in Japan. 

Pray for the Japanese men and women impacted by the gospel during recent homestays in the U.S. to continue in faith as they return to Japan.

Pray for the church-planting efforts of the Nagoya, Japan, team to be effective and that God would grow the Church in Japan.

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