This campaign is to build funds so we can reach a nation with less than 1% of any Christian belief. Because it is a 1st world country, Japan tends to get overlooked as a mission field. After all, what could they possibly need? While this country has great economy, healthcare and education, it has several issues it faces as well. The two we are most concerned with are the shockingly low percent of Christian faith and the rate of suicide (and how the two relate to each other). Every 15 minutes a Japanese national takes his own life, making suicide a leading cause of death there.
Why Japan? Why not Japan? This short video explains why.
Our mission is to build relationships with the nationals, to build churches and create opportunities to share Christ. However, we will also be working with the church and Japanese believers to train and equip them to reach out to those at risk for suicide to not only prevent a life being lost but to win that life for Christ.
That goal amount you just saw at the top of this page may seem like a huge number for a mission’s trip, but this isn't for a few days, weeks, months, or even a year. It is meant to pay for a lifetime of mission’s work in Japan.
These funds will go directly to our "out-going" costs. Just like the money you might need to move into a new house, we need these finances to set up a life in Japan and to be equipped for ministry there. This will pave the way for housing, visas, transportation, flights, two years of language school, and utilities. (You might notice these numbers total up more than what is being asked for, and you’re right! Some has been raised already; we only ask for what we still need)
Thank you for taking the time to look at this campaign. If you want to know more about us, the mission, or just want to connect head over to our personal website here: *** Petkoffs to Japan ***(You can also give through this link, recurring or one-time, and via that link, it's tax-deductable too!)
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