While we as a church are learning more about global missions and exploring how we as a church can be more involved in God’s global plans (especially in our partnership in Cambodia), there is nothing more important and nothing more effective than prayer.
Each month this year, to help us grow, we’re going to provide information about a specific nation or people group. We’ll pray on Sundays, and in our small groups. We’d like to encourage you to pray at home and individually as well.
In the month of March, we are going to pray for the people of Japan. You can find a Prayercast video and information about Japan here. Also, you can find more detailed information about the Japanese people group at JoshuaProject.net here.
Here is some information from the Prayercast page that may help your prayers:
The majority of Japanese do not consider themselves religious, yet their cultural identity and the way they live their lives is deeply spiritual. Most identify with Buddhism (69%), but the average person practices a mix of Buddhist, Shinto, Daoist, Confucian, Atheistic, and even Christian beliefs. Only about 1% call themselves Christian, and about .3% are Evangelical. A massive 120 million are still waiting to hear the Gospel, making it one of the world’s largest unreached people groups.