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A Conversation that Transcends Cultures

Feb 23, 2015

An MTW missionary woman struck up a conversation with a young Japanese lady at English Café Night. The young woman was dating a foreigner and considering moving across the ocean to be with him, so she wanted to know what it was like for the missionary to move to Japan with her husband. The missionary explained that though it was hard to leave family behind in the U.S., they knew that God had called them to Japan and trusted Him to take care of them. A spiritual conversation then ensued—the kind of conversation that would never occur between two Japanese at this stage in the relationship. And yet God made a way for the conversation across cultures.

The missionary then introduced the young lady to a Japanese friend whose husband is a foreigner. The young lady asked about the friend's conversion from Buddhism to Christianity. Suddenly the kind of conversation that would never occur between two Japanese who'd just met, was underway. The missionary was overjoyed to hear her friend share the gospel with this girl in Japanese.

People from every tongue and culture are building His Church together.

We have lots of opportunities to serve in Japan, from summer internships to longer service. Interested? Let's talk. Email [email protected].

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Pray for the relationships missionaries are developing with Japanese men and women. Pray for common interests and connections to be a bridge to the gospel.

Pray for the men and women in Japan who have been attending church to make a public commitment to Christ and to express their faith through baptism.

Please pray for the rebuliding efforts in Ishinomaki, Japan, and for church planting efforts in the region that have begun since the 2011 tsunami.

Pray for God to break through cultural barriers to draw Japanese men and women to Himself. And for God to call more missionaries to serve in Japan.

Pray for Japanese college students wrestling with new faith. Pray that they would have the courage to give their lives to Christ and not fear their family's reaction.

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

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

Pray for God to call college students to Japan for 2019 summer internships.

Pray for youth around the world to come to faith, and pray for missionaries who minister to the next generation. Young people often impact their whole familes for Christ.

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

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