As a teenager and young adult I was able to support missionaries and church planters in various countries during the holidays. Later I went to Malaysia myself to establish a “School of Worship” in cooperation with a partner project.
1995/96 began a journey of prayer into the heart of God for the countries in East Asia, the so-called “Chopstick- Nations”, especially Japan. Through insights into the culture and language, Japanese friends and several trips to Japan I got to know this wonderful people.
Japan, the land of the rising sun, as a rich industrial nation, is repeatedly shaken by natural disasters. The people are under enormous pressure to perform. Especially among the younger generation there is a lot of hopelessness and high suicide rates.
The second largest unreached ethnic group in the world (126 million) has long been closed to the Gospel. This is different today. People open themselves to God, experience his work, get a perspective on life. Many are looking for connection in small churches.
In 2020 the Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo and for the first time churches and congregations will mobilise together. They are supported by Chinese, Korean and European Christians.