Ministry to Japanese Christian Leaders
This trip serves to assist with childcare, VBS and logistics for the biennial Japan Church Planting Institute National Conference in Tokyo, Japan. Participants will interact with foreign missionaries and Japanese pastors and see firsthand how God is moving in the hearts of the Japanese.
Visit the website for our team going to JCPI to learn more about how this ministry supports missionaries in Japan.
Why help is needed at JCPI:
With so many missionaries and pastor registering, collecting manuals and material, and receiving room assignments and schedules on the very first day, the administration tasks are enormous. With our help, though, those tasks can be minimized and the load lessened for all involved. Beyond that, technical help is also needed in the sound and lighting crews, manpower in moving materials and equipment to their destinations, and a variety of other tasks.
At the CPI conference, we also provide a quality children’s program, running all day during the conference, which serves two very important purposes. First, it encourages the kids, who may not get to talk to any other English speaking children for the rest of the year, and often feel out of place in the culture of Japan. They certainly remember this time at the conference, looking forward to it all year round. Second, it provides the parents an opportunity to rest from their job of caring for this children for a little while, freeing them up to enjoy the conference and be encouraged and renewed. This may not seem like a big deal to many of us, but to these missionaries and pastors, this is a unique opportunity. Babysitting and nurseries are a foreign concept in Japan, and many churches do not have children’s church or nursery. Some of these parents tell us when they drop their children off in the morning that it is the first time they have been able to do anything without their children in years, sometimes even the first time ever. The relief is readily apparent on their faces as they head off to worship with their husbands and wives, something else that they may not have been able to do in a long time. The children’s program is the only reason some of the missionaries are able to come to the conference.