Today we want to pray for Anna Wilson and June Borg, who are two of our missionaries serving in Japan. Our church supports them through the Cooperative Program.
Japan has proven to be very resistant to the gospel. Less than one percent of the Japanese people are Christians, though missionaries have been in the country for many years. Let’s just think about one incident that helps explain why missions work in Japan is hard.
Anna and June were teaching English to Japanese children in their apartment—of course they were teaching Bible stories. One day they started the class with a prayer that began, “Dear Father in heaven ...”
The children immediately began talking among themselves. “Did your father die?” one child asked Anna.
They wondered about this because the Japanese are taught from an early age to pray for their dead ancestors. Today, let’s pray for Annaand June. They are serving in a difficult place and the Japaneselanguage is very hard to learn. And let us pray that these children will come to understand their true Father in heaven!
Keep our SBC missionaries in your daily prayers as they follow God's call to evangelize and spread the good news of Christ's love and salvation to all parts of the world. Your contribution to Annie Armstrong supports missionaries such as Anna Wilson and June Borg. Please join us and the SBC by supporting these missionaries and their families as they carry the message of God's love!