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!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

INFLUENCERS in Academic Field

I have finally met up with Linda Lauren before she leave KL this morning. It was a midnight meeting, like Nicademus meeting with Jesus... yet this time is the meeting of two disciples of Jesus that had been called to the same field in ministry.

The Lord is moving people into the campus field, not only as an outreach from outside the campus, but inside the campus as light and influencers, not only short term exchange program, but long term. First we see Scott Williams who had enrolled himself into Fremont Soka Gakkai School in California 1. It is amazing to see how he function as a plower in the field, where Soka Gakkai belongs to a stream of Nichiren Buddhism, one of the largest Buddhist sect in Japan. Then Linda Lauren who had received an offer from Ritsumeikan University with a 80% tuition deduction, and she is going to Oita next March. Next, me, now in the midst of applying for entrance exam for PhD study in Tokyo University. God is going to do something GREAT, and I believe He is going to bring more people into the academic field.

Pray for Deadline Extension for Linda Lauren
Linda Lauren has great testimony and I believe God is going to use her in the campus, reaching out to adolescents that are struggling with emotional pain. The dateline for her to submit the form and pay the rest of the bill is actually Nov 30. Let's pray for the financial provision as well as grace from the university to extend the dateline for her. Let's pray that there will be scholarship available, if not the Lord will touch our brothers and sisters to give. What is 400,000 yen to God?

Pray for my Japanese Proficiency Test (25 Nov 2009)
And I am sitting for a test tomorrow that is held by Japan Foundation.

Pray for the Printing
The printing company printed the wrong file and there is a need to reprint the books. Please pray that the printing company will admit their mistakes and reprint with no extra cost. So far, we have around 10 orders for the book. The quality of the book is amazing! But because the soft cover is made of photo paper, careful storage is recommended to prevent the pages from bending.

Of course there are also other people that I know who are prayerfully making their steps into the mission field through tent-making, or taking courses that will enable them in future ministry. One of the example is Stephen Woerner who enrolled in Calvin College, focusing on the area of Japanese and Religion. Applause to Lou Ann Woerner, his mom, that is supportive of his decision to reach out to the Japanese.

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