Week 8: Review October 26-November 1

Week 8 Review

Conference Call: Participate in a final conference call.
Pray:

        • Pray daily for Japan and Japanese, using Operation Japan. Make a note in your blog concerning the information and/or your prayer.

Interview: a Japanese.

      • Concentrate your interview on their religious background and perception of Christianity. Discuss problems concerning their understanding of the Bible.

Writing:

    • Try to use this last assignment to summarize your course experience and share your goals and desires for further study and applications.
    • Read as many of the other students’ writings as you have time and comment on at least two of them.

Questions

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    Week 8 conclusion- Sarah

    Sarah Moore

    Overall I feel like I learned a lot about Japanese culture and history from this class. It gave me a deeper understanding into why Japanese people see things as they do and also some possible strategies for sharing the gospel with them. I was able to talk with my friend who Is from Japan about her thoughts on Christianity in Japan. She said that it depends on your age group and where you are from. Some places have more Christian influence than others. She also thinks that Mormons and Jehovahs witness have a lot of influence and many Japanese put these as the same category as Christianity. She also stated that the Bible tends to be harder to understand for Japanese, though in modern times there are new translations to help Japanese understand more.

    I am still wanting to learn more about the Japanese culture and feel like there is still a lot I don’t understand! I do have a deeper desire for Japanese to know Christ and the hope and healing that comes through Him. We will continue to pray for God’s leading in our lives!

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    Thoughts from the Reading Wk8 Tym

    Tym Moore

    There was a lot a learned from this class. Before, I had never really known much about Japan outside of its pop culture. I now feel like I have a good general understanding of Japan’s history, values and culture. Understanding these has brought to light why Japan is one of the largest unreached people groups for Christ. I also feel like the information I learned in this class will be invaluable if we ever decide to start intentionally ministering to Japanese, especially with us being from the west.
    I’m not sure what our next steps are at this point. I think I would like to find a place or opportunity where we could apply what we’ve learned for at least a short time. Whether that means going back to Japan on missions trip or somewhere in the states I don’t know yet.