We at YWAM Sendai believe that the best way to share the love of Jesus with people is to model it ourselves. We need to genuinely care about people and love people. In Japanese culture in particular, actions speak louder than words.
In fact, if we were to share the gospel verbally with people on the streets, we may be tempted to feel that we are converting people to Christianity! People are polite and are also rather curious to see what foreigners say. They will smile and nod to most things you say. But because you don’t have relationship with strangers on the street, they won’t take what you are saying to heart.
Because of this, we need to invest in friendships with local people and be an active part of community life. If they see our love for each other and for those around us. they will be more interested in why we live the way we do.
As well as making friends, we want to use different tools in order to share the Gospel. One of our team enjoys (as is pretty good at!) making art and wishes to create a team in order to reach out to people. We want to use art, music, Internet, events and any other tools we can experiment with in order to share the Gospel with people.
Please pray for us in this major work! And also, please pray about joining our team!