Friends, here's a quick message from Kevin about the need in Japan and how Karis desires to help meet the need.
Friends, this is a helpful documentary I recently viewed that is helpful in many ways to reveal some of the deeper Gospel issues that begin to surface when you look at some of the bigger problems facing Japan. The focus is on the declining birth rates in Japan but I think the host does a great job of revealing the various idols that people of Japan are enslaved to. Be it money, power, control, comfort or shame, the Japanese are painting a grand picture of what a disastrous course it is to fully be given over to idolatry. Please pray for us as we head to Tokyo this weekend. Pray that the spirit would be at work in the hearts of those around us and that we would see Japan through gospel lenses. Pray that through this trip Karis would receive a vision for the future of ministry in Japan.
This spring we'll beheading out to Japan. Our destination will be Tokyo where we will spend our time catching a vision for ministry in Tokyo. We'll meet up with several church planters in Tokyo and talk about what the future of Karis in Tokyo might look like and how we can partner with other churches there to affect gospel change within this great city. This video helps explain our vision for Tokyo.
Here is a video we put together of an overview of what we learned on this trip. Please continue to pray for Japan.