RJC World

Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) is a network of loving Christians, primarily in Norh America, who are helping Japanese who are here temporarily.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Japanese around the world

Operation Japan, the comprehensive prayer guide for Japan, indicates that there were 911,000 Japanese living outside of Japan in 2003. This figure includes long-stay and permanent residents. the largest number is in the USA with over 330,000.

In our RJC vision statement we talk about 500,000 Japanese in North America who are here temporarily. Two years ago we tossed around the figure of 3,500,000 which included tourists. Then in February, 2006 someone reported that there were up to 5,000,000 coming each year to North America.

Thankfully the Lord does better in keeping track of the numbers than we do. He desires that all people would come to understand the Good News of Jesus. Since Japanese generally are more open to the gospel when they are here in North America, let us pray much for the 330,000 (?), 500,000(?), 3,000,000(?), 5,000,000(?) who have come this year to North America. And please pray for the many churches who are seeking to share Jesus' love.

If you are looking for an opportunity to reach out to Japanese, but don't know how to get started, drop me a note at don_wright@mac.com.


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Bryan Galloway

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