Why Pray? The Japan30
Online Courses offer you spiritual formation resources that are accessible anytime and anywhere. This class can be completed at your own pace.
People in Japan can seem so far away. It basically is on the other side of the world. Japan is an ancient civilization with its own distinctive legends and myths. Despite the significant cultural influence it received from China and Korea over the centuries, the 250 years of self-imposed national isolation from the middle of the 17th century has contributed to the development of a rich and highly refined culture. Japan is a leading global economic power, largely due to its advanced technology and manufacturing capacity. There's less than 0.5% of evangelistic Christians in Japan. And even with that number, The growth of Christianity is actually on a negative decline.
Starting each with one of the 30 reflections from OMF Prayer Powerlines, we will look deep into the country of Japan, the Japanese people, the traditional culture, and the impact Japan has on the rest of the world. Praying in faith is promised to us to change the world. Let's pray with faith, not looking for external changes only, but seeing the heart of this once isolated people as Jesus sees them.
The four weeks are arranged by themes:
· The Place
· The People
· The Culture
· The Impact
This course includes daily readings from OMF Prayer Powerlines and Operation Japan and place for group discussion. Please take this challenge and pray with us for Japan!
Enrollment cost: $1/monthly until the start of our VBS in Japan. Just enough to remind you to keep praying!
You can also check out my course, Japan Travel Genius, for every kind of resource to make your travelling through Japan efficient. Basically, how NOT to feel and act like a tourist in Japan.
Hi, I'm Javon. I've been traveling to Japan for over 15 years now, doing everything from biking the Shimanami Kaido, to making it to the tuna auction in Tsukiji 4 times, to being moneyless in Hiroshima, to exploring the insides of a Japanese hospital in not-so-great detail. I've been all over the city and the country trying new things wherever I am. These experiences have given me confidence to share hard-fought resources that I've often learned the hard way. I love Japan and I love the Japanese people. So I want to use the fun experiences, fearful times, unnerving bits, zen moments, just all of it. I have led several trips to Japan with groups from age 18-65. And friends often use me for travel advice because I've been to many countries and make intentional efforts to experience culture deeply wherever I am. I've been blogging and journeying since 2012 but have never found a more efficient, and fun method for sharing my experiences in Japan. I've written countless articles about Japan and what they can teach us about simple living. A researcher by nature, I truly love making travel and connections to Japan better for people.