When our team prepared to go to Japan for a conference they were told to expect several hundred in attendance and that this would be considered a good turn out. When the team got there over 1,000 people came to hear David and Francis speak. Their hosts were astonished. “This never happens in Japan!”, they said. In addition there were over 20 churches represented. Included in that number were many ex pats. This was all highly unusual as most Japanese churches rarely have a diverse audience in attendance at their church gatherings.
As you prepare to worship today, know that God is working and moving among the people of Japan. Pray that the Church there would grow strong and would share the gospel boldly. Pray that the Church would be committed to disciple believers to become disciple-makers in Japan and all over Asia.