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, February 15, 2011

Prayers and Updates for Feb 2011

There are a few things that I would like to share with you and have you to pray with me!

1. Translation of Heart4Japan.

How about 日本への思い ?
need your feedback from those who are Japanese! Thanks!

2. The RJC conference (Reaching out Japanese for Christ) is around the corner Feb 17 -19! keep the participants and speakers in your prayers! For His will to be done!

3. Hikikomori Workshop on Feb 18
3a. My healthI arrived in Seattle yesterday, and not feeling good at all. I go to the washroom/toilet one/twice in an hour, excessive urine and pooh... no diarhea though. Feeling extra tight and pain at my abdomen, the pain is effecting my lower back too. Celia and Izumi suggested that could be a jetlag experience. It could be a travelor symtom, as I tend to get symptoms much frequent these days, probably too much of traveling and not enough of rest...... not sure. However, is Feb 14 now, and 4 more days to go for the workshop! Do pray for me that I will adjust quickly!
3b. M-chan (the hikikomori girl that you prayed for in 2009) had sent me some of her crafts, and I brought them together with me to RJC Conference for sale. I hoping to take this opportunity to discuss the needs of employment for hikikomori once they are free from the bondage. Please keep this in your prayers, and hopefully we will be able to clear all her crafts here in Seattle, and the good sales will restore confidence in her.
3c. Adopting youths with a passion for Christ in prayers
I brought the dedication cards that the youths around Japan had written which I collected last year to the conference. I am planning to dish it out to the missionaries, so each of them can adopt one or two dedication cards, and start to pray for these youths.

4.Things to work out in Japan

4a. I am leaving Seattle on Feb 21, and will reach Tokyo on Feb 22. Then I will prepare for the Hikikomori study group on Feb 25. Please pray for the participants and the flow of the program!

4b. I have another conference on society and health in Nara on Mar 4-5. I am taking this opportunity to visit Nara Fukuin Kyokai (Nara Evangelical Church) before or after the conference. Do pray for the Heart4Japan connection.
4c. Then I will go back to Tokyo to help out in our department organized conference, Behavioral Sceince and Medicine Japan on Mar 11-12.
4d. After that, my family and friends will come for a visit for a week.
4e. After that, we will have another hikikomori study group

4f. After that, I am planning to leave to IFJ (I follow Jesus Camp) on April 1-3  in Kansai area, hopefully will visit some churches too.

4g. Then, I will come back to Tokyo. Starting the new semester, at the same time, will have another hikikomori intervention for 3 weeks (Apr 4 - 23).

Will write more about item four when I have time. But meanwhile, guess this is enough for now! Thank you for praying!

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