“Wait, Jesus is God?!”

By Staff, Nov 29, 2018

A Japanese Christian invited an MTW missionary friend in Tokyo to join her in starting a bilingual Bible study with a non-Christian friend who wanted to practice her English. Last month they read John 1 together. Later that evening, as the non-Christian woman reviewed her notes, she sent the following text message to the group: "Wait, Jesus is God?!” Her aha moment is by far the favorite text message the missionary received all month.

This week the missionary mentioned to her that there's a movie coming out about the Apostle Paul, and when she asked who he was the missionary mindlessly launched into a brief explanation. "After Jesus resurrected lots of people started becoming Christians and at first Paul persecuted them ..." The woman was quick to interrupt: "Wait a second, Jesus resurrects?" 

It’s easy to forget how many people around the world know nothing about the gospel. Your gifts and prayers play such an important role in helping spread the good news to those who desperately need to hear. Thank you.

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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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