CHIBA, JAPAN

In this secular nation, where less than one percent of the people claim Christianity, there are people like Mrs. O, an astrologer who depends on the stars to determine her future. A missionary told her about magi who also studied stars and learned of a child who was born to save the world. Mrs. O was intrigued and willing to listen. Conversations like this are happening all around Chiba thanks to a network of national-led, self sustaining church plants that are reaching out to the community. This growing body of believers has also founded a school where Japanese and missionary children can get an education. And these churches continue to plant other churches, as well as sending their own missionaries internationally. Slowly but consistently the gospel is spreading and people like Mrs. O are meeting the God who made the stars.

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Anderson, Joshua & Natalie

Joshua and Natalie Anderson minister to college students in Chiba City, Japan. Natalie also reaches out to mothers and the isolated elderly.

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Bocanegra, Mark & Megumi

Mark and Megumi Bocanegra hope to work with the Presbyterian Church of Japan (PCJ) in Chiba, Japan to train up aspiring young men in the church to be future elders.

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Brown, Roberta

Roberta Brown is a MTW missionary in Chiba, Japan. She teaches in conversational English classes and leads bible studies in a grace-based church-planting movement.

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Chase, Matt & Carly

Matt and Carly are part of a core team planting a new church in Chiba, Japan. They hope to engage and disciple young people on and off the college campus.

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Christison, Dominic & Kathryn

Dominic and Kathryn want to use their gifts in teaching, music, and hospitality to help the Japanese people come to know the Savior.

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Beyongseob & Kyungsoon Han

Beyongseob and Kyungsoon Han will serve through preaching, teaching, and church planting ministries in Chiba, Japan.

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Iverson, Dan & Carol

The Iversons' vision is to have a church-planting movement throughout Japan.

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Johnson, Melanie

Melanie felt strongly that God had called her to be in Japan at that exact moment and there was still work to be done.

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Karner, Linda

In Japan, English language classes are used very effectively to meet and mingle with Japanese people.

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Mirabella, Tom & Karen

In the midst of disaster, God has provided an unprecedented opportunity to share the gospel with the Japanese people.

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Richards, Debbie

The Tokyo/Chiba team is encouraged by every person who turns to Christ and by the spiritual growth among believers.

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Pray for youth around the world to come to faith, and pray for missionaries who minister to the next generation. Young people often impact their whole familes for Christ.

The church is growing in Chiba, Japan! Praise God for successful Christmas outreaches. Pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to open doors for th gospel and raise more godly and gifted Japanese church planters and pastors.

Pray for the relationships missionaries are developing with Japanese men and women. Pray for common interests and connections to be a bridge to the gospel.

Pray for the men and women in Japan who have been attending church to make a public commitment to Christ and to express their faith through baptism.

Please pray for the rebuliding efforts in Ishinomaki, Japan, and for church planting efforts in the region that have begun since the 2011 tsunami.

Pray for God to break through cultural barriers to draw Japanese men and women to Himself. And for God to call more missionaries to serve in Japan.

Pray for Japanese college students wrestling with new faith. Pray that they would have the courage to give their lives to Christ and not fear their family's reaction.