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, October 25, 2008

Updates and things to do for these few months:

Prison Outreach (Saturday afternoon): It's a volunteer service with Correctional Services Department Rehabilitation Project. I am given some hours to start an interest group for Japanese study. Let's pray for opportunity to share God's love with them. The target are women above 21.
Mandarin Bible Interest Group (Saturday evening): There are too many JW and Mormons as well as other cults roaring and wandering in the campus, targeting mainland students in specific. We pray that this group will help the seekers to get a good grip of Good News Foundation. We are using the DVD teaching materials from Living Water 活水中心. However the only concern is the extensive college activities and exams that the students have within this period. Please pray that the Lord will open their hearts and stir them to seek the truth.
Suicide Prevention Conference (Oct 31-Nov3): There will be speakers from China, Hong Kong and Japan. I am hoping to meet up with the Japanese lecturer in specific. Please pray for open door!
CCMN Summit (Nov 1-7): I am hoping to meet up with the youth workers from Hokkaido, Japan who are coming for the global summit from Nov 1-7. 

More Hikikomori Research Coming Up: I will also have opportunity to meet up and interview some hikikomori in next month. I am also hoping to publish the research work that I done on Hikikomori. Yet, because of the limited interest among the academic world, we need to pray for open doors and funding so that the research findings will serve it's purpose in adding knowledge to the current work in the field.

Meeting with Mission Team from home (Nov 13-21): My church back home is sending a mission team to visit me in mid of November. Please pray for safe journey, and pray that the Lord will guide us in fellowship as well as making further plans while we pray and seek the Lord together.

More Concrete Plans for H4J: I am hoping to work with the Heart4Japan team in Yokohama to come up with a more concrete plan for Heart4Japan before year end, so that we can start to work more and allocate resourcess on different outreach program. Yet, this remains the toughest job for me. I need more feedbacks from the field and people who are likely minded to work together on this. 

I praise God for all these opportunities and open doors for me to engage in His work. Please stand with me. I need His strength and mercy in order to complete these :-)Please pray in this direction. Thanks!!!

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