Japanese Student Finds Christ through School

May 26, 2016

Five years ago, a Japanese student became a Christian while attending the International Christian Academy of Nagoya (ICAN). She joined the youth group at All Nations Fellowship and her family began attending church regularly, exploring Christianity. Two weeks ago, both parents placed their faith in Jesus Christ and the entire family was baptized. We praise God for His faithfulness in saving this family!

Missionaries serving with our Global Youth and Family Ministries (GYFM) see the ICAN school as a strategic place to get involved. Students are a mix of expatriates and Japanese, and only about half are Christians. Most do not come from Christian homes. Missionaries are nurturing the connection between the school and church and are encouraged that this creates natural opportunities for students and their families to build relationships with believers—and investigate Christianity. In a nation where it can take years for someone to come to faith, this is a tremendous opportunity.

GYFM is committed to reaching the nations and the next generation with the gospel of Christ. We have missionaries serving all over the world who are committed to the critical goal. Learn more at

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