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...
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JCL Newsletter Published - November 2017
We hope you have received your copy of theJCL Newsletter which was recently mailed out to recipients (hard copy and email versions). It has been inspiring to read how the Lord has been changing those he calls to himself. If you would like additional paper copies to share with friends or would like a copy for yourself, please don't hesitate to contact us. You can also sign up to receive the email version of our Newsletters here.
Review of Past Events
Japan Weekend Conference - 21st to 23rd July 2017
This year's Japan Weekend Conference took place between Friday 21st July and Sunday 23rd July 2017 at All Nations Christian College near St. Margaret's in Hertfordshire, UK. Unfortunately Rev. Akira Sato, pastor of Fukushima First Bible Baptist Church, formerly 3 miles from the now notorious nuclear power plant, who was due to be our speaker, was not able to join us following an accident. Our amended programme allowed us many opportunities to hear about other work among Japanese people in various different locations.
Returnees' Retreat - Shiga, Japan - 18th to 20th March 2017
A meeting of returnees took place from Saturday 18th March until Monday 20th March 2017 at Shigaraki Christ Church, Koka, near Kyoto. It was a great time of mutual encouragement, inspiring talks, relaxation and worship. Over 60 individuals joined local churches for a number of events and a good time was enjoyed by all who came, by all accounts.
Thanks to all those in Shigaraki who welcomed guests and were involved in organising the events.
Meeting with the Samurai in London - Autumn 2016
A number of us had the opportunity to meet three of the current members of the Samurai Project in Tokyo, who spoke in both English and Japanese at a meeting of the VIP Club in London in the evening of Wednesday, 26th October. It was great to hear their enthusiasm for the training which they are currently undertaking and to catch some of their vision for how the Lord will use them in speaking for him in Tokyo through church planting, in business and beyond. We are sorry if you missed this meeting, contact us to hear more about it and/or to subscribe to our periodic Japan News magazine, which will contain an article about this visit in a forthcoming edition.
Japan Meeting in London, Summer 2016
A rare opportunity to meet Thierry Richards, one of JCL's Mission Partners, during a visit to London took place on Wednesday, 10th August. Thierry shared a presentation on his ministry at Grace City Church, Tokyo and also provided an update on the Samurai Project, which is a ministry training initiative taking place in Tokyo.
If you are interested in what was discussed, please contact us and we would be happy to share with you a copy of the materials which were discussed at the meeting.
Last Japan Weekend Conference in the UK, July 2016
Our last conference took place at All Nations Christian College in Hertfordshire between 8th and 10th July 2016 with Yuji Uno of the Japan Navigators as the main speaker. We learned about evangelism as natural way of life - helping friends to see Jesus from as many angles as possible - and were also encouraged to ask God to multiply our lives. You can listen to Yuji's talks here. The weekend conference was also a great chance for Japanese in the UK to come and be encouraged or prepared for their eventual return home, as well as for other Christians in Britain who are interested in or engaged in mission among Japanese to be better equipped for that or better informed for prayer. Our next conference will take place from 21st to 23rd July 2017, please contact us if you would like to hear more about it, in due course...
Other Notices & Information
London VIP Club - meetings are normally held during weekday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Miyama Japanese restaurant very near St Paul's Cathedral. Watch this space for details of the next meeting.
Social Media - Have you checked out our Facebook page or Twitter feed yet? Follow us!
"Returnees" Challenges and how to help them
To find out about some very real challenges faced by those returning to Japan and how to help them, read our Autumn-Winter 2012 JCL News magazine, here.
Prayer sheet - We produce periodic Japan Praise & Prayer sheets. Let us know if you would like a copy of our last one.
Japan Prayer Calendar - The Japan Prayer Calendar for 2016-2017 is available from JCL. It gives 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 contact us to 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. See details of the CD in our bookshop and order a copy by clicking here.
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.