Aaron & Mayuko Ghent
Serving in: Japan
With: Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF)
Ministry: Working in a university student outreach team in Sendai, Japan. Meeting university students at university campuses and off campus student group events. Inviting students to bi-weekly open-house style dinner and Bible studies.
Serving where there is need at a local Japanese church in Sendai. Preaching from time to time to cover for the pastor when away. -Teaching biweekly English classes.
Prayer Needs: For many Japanese people to encounter Christ while they are in university where they have more time to think about values, worldviews and faith.
For the Christian youth in Japan to be encouraged in their faith and become joyful worshipers of God. -For Mayuko and I to grow as a couple and work well together.
For us to make deep connections with Canadian churches and individuals while in Canada for our Lord willing 1-1.5year Home Assignment(furlough) during 2020-2021.
Country Information: Population: 127 million Religion: 70% Buddhist Evangelical Christians :0.5% Population of Sendai: 1 million, 80,000 students, 15 universities, less than 1% Christian In Japan, reaching individuals while they are in university is key. Up until university, students are busy in High school preparing for university entrance exams and then afterwards they enter the world of work where they are expected to be dedicated to their company working long hours. But during the 4 years of university they have time—more time to talk about their values, what they think is true, and to talk about faith. It is a time full of possibilities for the future and a perfect place to sow new seeds.
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