God is at work through the Word of Life ministry all around Asia! September 11-22 four men from our Word of Life Philippines team spent time with with our coworkers in Word of Life Japan. Our men were challenged with the incredible need for the gospel in Japan, and encouraged by opportunities they were given to help train the Japanese team in the area of Local Church Ministries.
Our Local Church Ministries director, Rev. Jonel Arcedera, shared in his latest newsletter:
“We taught the lesson, “Who is good?” which used eight convicting, diagnostic questions. During the Discipleship in Action (DIA) time, Mae* and Joy* discussed the lesson and its application. Joy, one of the leaders, shared this testimony: ‘Mae and I are meeting each week to make sure her faith is in Christ. Now, we are also making a plan on how to grow as Christians.’”
As a result of this trip, one of the young leaders from WOL Japan is going to be coming to spend several weeks with us in the Philippines. He will be working alongside our Local Church Ministries men, observing their ministry and looking for ways he can bring these things back and apply them in a Japanese context.
Doors are open in Japan but presenting the gospel there is not an easy task! Would you pray today for our partners in Japan, that God would continue to soften hearts and draw the Japanese people to Himself!
* names changed to protect their identity.