Less than a half percent of people in Japan would call themselves Christians. Although Japan is a highly developed country, it has been hit by economic recession during the last two decades, leaving many people without hope and direction. Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. MB Mission workers in Japan are serving alongside local MB churches in outreach initiatives, especially through teaching English as a second language.
• That the ministry of teaching English will continue to be an effective bridge between local MB churches and their communities
• For a strong partnership between MB Mission and the Japan MB Conference as Japanese missionaries are sent out to other nations
• That churches will experience growth as the people of Japan recognize their need for Christ