Japan is known for many things. Samurai, Ninja, Feudal wars, Karaoke, Fashion, and advancements in technology are just a few. Sadly, Japan is not known for it’s over zealousness towards the Gospel, or it’s people’s willingness to serve Jesus as Christ and King. Japan despite being modern nation, remains one of the most unreached places in the world. We desire to see that change.
Japan is a nation roughly the size of California, with a rich history that traces back thousands of years. Throughout the history of Japan, Christianity has risen and fallen. We know that at one point in history there were a great many believers. However, a great persecution soon took place and many Christians were martyred for Christ. After this, Japan entered into a period of silence for nearly 300 years where no outside contact was made with other countries. Today, 127 million people call Japan home and less than 1% percent of those people worship and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Protestant Christianity was introduced to Japan 150 years ago. Since then, church growth in Japan has been slow and difficult. Yet, Christians remain faithful to Christ despite the difficulties and are praying for Revival.
The photo above is a representation of all the areas of Japan. This month we want to kick off an on-going series that we’re calling “Pray for Japan.” Each week we will post an article pertaining to a specific area of Japan. We will highlight the gospel needs of each area as well as the state of the Church in each area. We invite you to join with us as we Pray for Japan.