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Celebrating 10 Churches in 10 Years in Tokyo (VIDEO)

By Claire & Murray Rodger, Tom Mills, Jul 13, 2020

The population of Christians in Japan is 0.81% and that number has begun to shrink. The number of churches nationwide has begun to decrease as well. But in Tokyo, arguably the most influential city in Japan, God is ushering in the gospel. In Tokyo, God has accomplished something remarkable: planting 10 churches in 10 years. 

There had not been a single church in Tokyo's city center until Grace City Tokyo was planted in 2010. The vision was for the church to be easily accessible from businesses in the area. They realized that in order to have an impact among young businesspeople, it had to be accessible on weekdays, not just on Sunday. Since then, God has used missionaries and national church planters to multiply His Church in Tokyo. 

Watch the video to hear the stories, meet the church planters, and celebrate with us in the work that God has done. 

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Pray for MTW Japan as they grow and expand, transitioning some churches to new leadership and planting in new areas. 

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

Pray for believers in Tokyo, Japan, to grow in their faith, and pray for their loved ones to come to know Christ.

Pray for children in Japan who are attending Christian school and influencing their families for Jesus. 

Pray for the U.S. church to send workers to Japan where less than 0.5% of people are Christians.

Pray for Tim Mills (Thailand), Abi Lowther & Roger Lowther (Japan), Joe Congdon (Japan), and Shannon Hinkle (Australia) as they all use their artistic gifts to support the Church in gospel outreach, mercy ministry, and community building.

Pray for a Japanese student who is eager to believe, but still skeptical and asking a lot of really good questions.

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

Pray for those who are coming to faith in Japan. Pray that they would find their identity in Christ and grow strong in Him. 

Pray today for those serving in the arts. Pray that God would use their unique gifts and talents to build His kingdom!

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