Why Japanese?

The Largest Unreached People Group (Joshua Project, 2005)

Only 0.04% Christians!

Annual Suicide Rate: >30,000

100-300 new religion registered each year (Operation World, 2000)

The battle is fierce, Time is SHORT! Please RESPONSE, Please PRAY!!!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Drowning and Rescuer

There were 2 people who walked along the river. They saw people drowning in the river. They began to try their best efforts to pull out as many people they could, and resuscitate them. There was a huge amount of people that were being drowned. No matter how they tried, they just couldn't get everyone out of it. Even those who they had pulled out from the water suffered so much that they eventually died regardless the effort resuscitation. More people joined them in the effort of rescue. But everyone got so tired after sometime. Nothing could be done. The amount of energy that had been put in was sucked in like a dark swamp, nothing much could be see, really.

So they divided among themselves, starting to look at the strategies, methods, and time factors in rescuing one person. They began to access their effort in different ways. Some focused at the number of people that they pulled up. Some looked at the number of the actual survival. Some looked at the time spent in treating one drowner. Some looked at the effectiveness of the help that had been given. And some looked at the cost effectiveness of the strategies that were adopted. Slowly, they broke into teams to continue the rescue in different location of the bank.

After sometime, there were still huge amount of people were drowning. The survival rate was little while you draw a statistic to have a closer look of the effort. Then they divided among themselves again, pointing fingers on the attitudes, alertness and reflectiveness of the rescuers. Some became frustrated and then gave up the rescue effort and return home. Most were disappointed, whether they said it or not. They broke into smaller teams now, and then recruited more people who were similar likeness. Now there were rescue troops in more locations. Still, mot much changes.

One began to wonder, what was happening here? He went towards to the upstream of the river bank. To his surprise, at the upstream, there was a man standing there, keep pushing people down to the river. Then, he quickly rushed down the river, gathered a team, then they went up to the upstream of the river bank, and they stopped the man. Now, the lower stream was peaceful and quiet. The rescue team finally had a pleasure to sit down, and nursed the wounded drowners, tended to their needs, and had themselves rest.

I see the issue in Japan the same way.

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