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Connecting with kindergarten kids

Connect Community Church is an OMF church plant, located in a popular ward in northern Yokohama. This area has many young families and children.

We have tried different approaches to bring Jesus to the children in our area and realized that the kindergarten age group are actually the easiest to reach. Once kids start school their lives get more and more busy with school activities and cram school during the week; and sports and other activities on the weekends.

God opened up an opportunity for our team to engage with the community through reading books and telling Christian stories during a local mother and kids event at a community center. We are excited that the center not only allows us to participate, but even advertises the events. Through this we have seen a growing interest in our church activities. Last month we welcomed three families to an evangelistic pumpkin party.

Our newest team members, a young family with two small boys, has connected with a number of families and is praying for meaningful interactions to share the gospel with their new friends.

Recently, the center also had a special festival and our team presented a twenty-minute children’s story and some songs. Please pray that we can continue to build rapport and touch the hearts of the mothers and their precious children.

By Armin

Will you pray for Japan?

  • Pray for the Connect Community Church, that they will continue to build rapport with young families.
  • Pray for OMF missionaries who are doing church planting, that they will be able to find ways to reach children and young people in Japan.
  • Pray for opportunities for all our missionaries to engage with their local communities, bringing Jesus wherever we live and work.

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