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!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Akita Suicide Prevention Symposium and Lectures

I am leaving to Akita for about two weeks from this Friday.
Akita is known as the prefecture that hasthe highest suicide rate in Japan for recent ten years. In my expository trip to Japan last year, I did some travel to Tohoku, preliminary Akita and Aomori, to "investigate" or try to understand the situation better by just walking around the city, feeling and sensing the atmosphere, and praying. God is so good that He led me to a dedicated team that had diligently spent more than ten years in working towards reducing the number of suicide in these areas. Excellent suicide prevention programs are going on in the city!

In the following two weeks, I have this opportunity to learn about suicide prevention and have fellowship with the local community by having this field trip to Akita. Although the church is small, yet I do pray that the Lord will give the local churches grace and strength to shine the light in suicide prevention in the community.

The Symposium/lectures below are all for the public who are interested with local suicide prevention:

September 18, 19 Akita Prefecture Suicide Prevention Symposium
September 24, Akita University Mental Health Lecture
September 25, Miyagi Prefecture Shibata-machi Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Lecture
September 29, Miyagi Prefecture Kurihara-shi Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Lecture

Spread the words around! Pray for the local communities in their alertness and aggressiveness in outreach to the lives and souls that are depressed! Finally, see you there!

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