Hanamaki Is a city whose population reaches to about 100,000. Hanamaki resides in the center of the Iwate prefecture which dwell towards the north of the island of Japan. The city is situated at the joining of the three rivers: Sarugaishi-gawa, Se-gawa, and Toyosawa-gawa. The valley in which the city resides is surround by the mountains Matsukura and Hayachine. Hanamaki is home to some rather interesting attractions. One of the aforementioned attractions is the hot springs (or onsens). In fact, these onsens bring most of the tourism to this city. Along with the onsens, Hanamaki is also the birth city of famous Japanese agriculturalist and poet, Kenji Miyazawa. Due to the abundance of mountains in the region the city is also known for its ski slopes. However, as interesting as all of this is, it is not why you are here reading this. As previously stated, this city contains about 100,000 people, that is 100,000 souls that have little to no gospel witness in their midst. As beautiful and attractive as this city is and as awesome as it would be to visit and take in the local attractions, it doesn’t change the fact that many of these people live their entire lives never hearing the good news of Jesus Christ, This beautiful city needs our prayers and it needs men and women willing to give their lives to reach these people.
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