We finished with a big celebration to praise God for what he accomplished over these three years. Each church is at some point in the church planting process. Some daughter churches have seen people come to Christ, get baptized and are gathering for regular worship services. Others are at more of an infancy stage. But, each church community has grown and is in the process of starting a new church.
We thank God for the small steps that we see. Japan is a challenging country in which to start churches. The Christian population is well below 1% and the social pressure against becoming a follower of Jesus is Great. BUT, we serve a God who can do the impossible. We see lives being changed, leaders being raised and new churches started!