This country of over 125 million people is considered one of the largest unreached people groups. With only .6% evangelicals, the needs for gospel witness in Japan are staggering. Strong Buddhist and Shinto tradition, along with one of the highest working rates in the world, make Japan a very difficult mission field. Praise God for the work of Japan Bible Academy (JBA) to equip a generation of pastors to preach the gospel and lead the church.
TODAY, PRAY FOR
- Young men to be trained to replace the aging population of Japanese pastors. A Christian newspaper reported that 89% of pastors are over 50.
- Open doors for the gospel among the people of Japan who desperately lack hope. Japan’s suicide rate is one of the highest in the world.
- JBA’s ongoing efforts to train pastors. Pray that God would call many men to minister in the churches of Japan.