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What God Is Doing in Japan (Audio)

This seminar is the fourth in a series from MTW West Coast Equip missions training on the topic of "Launching Missions in Your Church." To listen to the full series of talks, visit our page on Soundcloud

Officially the major religion in Japan is Buddhism, but according to MTW missionary Mark Bocanegra, it's actually pragmatism. When you work for “The Company,” you do what’s necessary even when it means long hours and little time left for family. The Japanese people are a tired people. They need the gospel. 

Listen as Mark talk about three key strategies to kingdom growth: church growth in numbers, church revitalization, and discipleship of new leaders. He shares and how they intersect and factored in to where he and his family have chosen to live and minister. 

Join us for a vision trip to Japan May 9–17, 2020, and get a firsthand look at God's work among the Japanese. 

Mark Bocanegra, Chiba Tokyo Japan Feb 18, 2020
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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 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 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 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 Japanese people, particularly that they would see that the beauty within brokenness—a very Japanese concept—is also a core message of the gospel.

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