The opposition to God’s word was obvious when this missionary told a short Bible story in a Japanese friend’s home.
Some of our missionaries come from Chinese backgrounds, which gives them a unique insight into the Japanese Buddhist mindset. Here’s one missionary’s story of her experience.
Many Japanese take time off at Obon to visit family and worship at the family altar. This shows respect and love for their family and some Christians face rejection when they try to stay firm in their faith.
A missionary asked a non-Christian friend about funerals. Her friend said, “Japanese people, including me, don’t think about the meaning but do those events at a funeral just as a custom.”
1-16-14 Shinden, Ichikawa-shi