would you believe that the largest unreached people group in the world is the japanese? i was pretty shocked as i was reading through some of the research. in japan, there are over 122,413,000 japanese, and only 1.2% claim to follow christ. wow! according to thejoshuaproject, the japanese are one of the most homogeneous people groups in the world. they are successful, live in family clusters like us in the states, and follow other religions such as shintoism and buddhism. yet most of them don't know christ. with a population size so large, it can be hard to reach out to many of them. yet with the devastation of the earthquake & tsunami, and with the abundance of business people traveling in and out of the country of japan, God has opened great doors for His gospel to be proclaimed.
join me in praying that God would continue to send laborers to this massive people group. they need to know the truth of the love of God!
Father, would you please being to soften the hearts of the japanese, and reveal yourself to them? would you raise up godly business people who, as they go and do business, would make disciples among the japanese and share your love with them? the number of the japenese is almost too high to understand, but God you created each of them in your image and have a plan for them. please remind us that you have a future for them as much as you do for us, and keep them on our hearts and minds this week. amen.