In Japan, there are 267 cities with over 100,000 people! 87,972,181 Japanese people live in these key cities, making up 69.2% of the population. Many of these have no gospel preaching churches. Only 1% of the population proclaim to be Christian. 87,092,459 are on their way to Hell in the key cities alone.
Because of this, I believe we need to reach out to these places, and strategize how we might be able to quickly get the gospel there. Starting this week, I will be updating you on key cities in Japan on a weekly basis, asking you to pray for the needs of each individual city. I believe that there is power in prayer, and that’s where it starts. Would you pray that God will send teachers and preachers of the Gospel to Japan? Would you pray about what God would have you to do in reaching Japan with the Gospel? To the core, I believe that the Gospel is the power of God unto Salvation. I believe that God can and will use us in Japan. I believe that He is already using many missionaries there and that revival is starting to peak.
As I travel to different churches across the US, I’m constantly faced with remarks that Japan is a hard field and that we have a long, difficult road ahead of us. I have no delusions that when we step off the airplane that thousands will immediately amass to hear me tell them about Jesus. However, I do believe that God is moving in Japan. As I read current events, I get nuggets here and there that the people are opening up to Christ. Stories, in which young people are visiting churches, or aid from Christians after the Tsunami of 3.11.11 were causing people to see Christianity in a new light. If God’s people would pray, I believe we would be amazed at what He does. I’m asking you to take time from your weekly routine to pray that God would send laborers into His harvest and that the name of Christ would rise in Japan!