Learn how to minister to Japanese, online

Reaching Japanese for Christ Academy is again offering the popular Japan 101, an on-line course which will begin April 20th.  Here is what Naoko Brown, Japan 101 co-leader, says, “Do you ever wonder why your Japanese friends act in certain ways?  This 8 week class will help you figure out some of the answers to your questions.  Through weekly reading assignments, you will learn about the history, social structure, cultural elements and spiritual aspects of …

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Between Two Places: Looking Back/Looking Ahead

Since the beginning of the year we have been on Home Assignment in the US touring 20 of our partnering churches in the six months from January to June. Home Assignment is always a good time to look back over the years of ministry and to look ahead to the years to come.  While visiting one of our partnering churches we were asked how our view of missions had changed over our 23 years of …

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Everyone in Japan Struggles with Japanese

We have worked in Japan for a long time continually learning Japanese.  We have gotten pretty effective in the language doing public speaking (sermons, devotions), leading group discussions (Bible studies), and various person conversations including the telephone.  We freely admit that Japanese is one of the hardest languages to learn.  The other day someone asked how long did it take you to learn it.  My response was 50 years!  It may take 100 years! Recently …

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