Japan remains one of the world’s least-reached nations. Fewer than 0.5% of Japanese are thought to be Christians. Japan Christian Link wants to help change that. Our goal is to help make a significant difference in the progress of the gospel among the Japanese people over the first half of this century. We seek to do this through educating, encouraging and equipping Christians so that, more and more, the good news of Jesus Christ will be proclaimed clearly, and disciples of Jesus Christ multiplied, among the Japanese people, for his glory (Matthew 28:19-20). Find out about our origins, our vision, who we are and what we do ..... and come and meet a few of our people. more... Read about our vision, values and aims.
Facebook - Have you checked out our Facebook page yet?
London City prayer times restart -Lunchtime meetings to pray for ministry among Japanese recommenced this spring. These will usually take place on the 3rd Friday of each month from 1.00pm at St. Botholph's Church, Aldersgate. However, the dates, times and venue may occasionally vary, so please contact us if you would like regular notification of the schedule - or if you would simply like to find out more.
Japan Prayer Calendar - A Japan Prayer Calendar is now
available from JCL. It will give you key prayer points for the country
of Japan as well as things that you can pray for specific people working
among Japanese for the sake of the gospel. If you are not on our
mailing list and would like a copy just let us know.
Japan Prayer CD - We are now able to offer in CD form an updated version of the prayer handbook Operation Japan.
This is an excellent prayer resource which highlights key needs and
issues facing Japan as well as information on each prefecture there. Go here and scroll down.
Returnees' Challenges and how to help them
To find out more about the challenges faced by those returning to Japan and how
to help them, read our Autumn-Winter 2012 JCL News
Japan Weekend Conference
Our next Japan conference in the UK is planned for spring 2014, dates and venue to be finalised. We will include a 'returnees' theme and hope to have as visiting speaker Setsu Shimizu of JCFN, the specialist returnee ministry network we wrote about in our Autumn-Winter 2012 magazine. This time we will also be encouraging Japanese students in the UK to come along and be helped and equipped for their eventual return home. Do plan to come and please be thinking of Japanese students whom you could encourage to come. Watch this space for further details or e-mail us if you'd like to make sure you receive them.
CRASH Japan (Christian Relief, Assistance, Support and Hope) - We very much enjoyed hosting CRASH's president Jonathan Wilson's recent visit to Britain. As well as participating in our Japan conference (above) Jonathan also spoke at a special meeting for former CRASH volunteers, supporters and others interested in the post-tsunami Christian relief effort in Japan and at the London VIP Club, where many Japanese came to hear about work being done to help survivors come to terms with their circumstances.
CRASH are now launching an international campaign - a Million Cranes for Japan
- inviting volunteers to participate with others around the world in making origami cranes, giving the cranes to family and friends for a small donation, and giving the money to CRASH to support the vision. Check out CRASH Japan's website.
Would you like to help make a difference that will last for eternity? By supporting JCL’s work you can help let more Japanese know about the hope that is available to them in Jesus, a hope they so desperately need. See our Giving page for more information.
Can we pray for you? If there is some work you are involved in or situation you would like prayer for do contact us and we will be pleased to pray for you.
Japanese language church services and Bible studies take place in several locations around the UK, including London, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Stockport, Wimbledon and Edinburgh. Please see our list of Japanese church services and Bible studies on our News & Events page for details.