The Japanese are located in numerous countries across the globe. The Japanese tend to live with three generations represented in a household: grandparents, parents, and children. The elderly are viewed as the wisest in a given group, and are revered. Many households have farming as a second occupation, as the husband will go work in a business or industry, and the wife will tend the farm at home. Rice is one of the most common crops for the Japanese to harvest. Gardening is a common hobby for both men and women.*
Engagement — What’s Happening Now
There are around 800 Japanese in Portugal, with about 0.5% Evangelical presence among them.* The Japanese are a mostly Buddhist culture, though the gospel has been spreading among them.
Sustainability — The Bigger Story
The Japanese are rooted in tradition, and much of their tradition is rooted in Buddhism. With the spread of the gospel, the Japanese are being shown the history and tradition of Christianity. Pray that the Japanese are drawn to the gospel.
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Partnership — Move Beyond
Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:
— The establishment of a strong national church in Portugal.
— The Holy Spirit to move on the hearts of the Japanese, drawing them to the gospel and showing them through the history of the gospel how much God loves them.
— The anointing and boldness of the Holy Spirit for the believers ministering among the Japanese.
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* = Joshua Project, 2015.