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Pray for those new missionaries studying Japanese full-time at the moment: Sophia, Rosa and Kaki. It’s around now that the difficulty really starts to increase!

Rita Feldt has gone back to Germany for six months deputation. Jill Smith will be pastoring Ishiyama church while Rita is away, and asks for prayer for “wisdom and understanding, grace and love, humility and good relationships.”

Also at this year’s field conference, we discussed our relationship with the SFDK, the network of Japanese churches we have planted. We want to find the best way to work together in partnership. We are still deciding the details and need to do so consultation with them, so please pray for God’s wisdom and direction.

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At the end of the Second World War, General MacArthur called for a thousand Protestant missionaries to Japan. WEC's work began as a response to that call when Lon and Yvonne Fulton arrived in Japan on February the 23rd, 1950.

Opposition and Openness, but not much fruit

Aaron Tay continues our series on Japanese mission history, taking us from 1640 to the present day...

Why still just 1%?

The gospel message first came to Japan 450 years ago. Many are now asking why it would seem that the message has, as yet, failed to reach significant numbers of Japanese. Just thinking about this prompts a number of questions. Is this assumption even a fair one to make? What has been achieved? What has hindered Japanese from being more responsive? What hope is there for change?

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