by RIcky Oliveras, Adventist Mission
God placed this burden on me,” Daniel says, gazing out at the Tokyo cityscape. “For the past few years, I’ve had this burden because less than one percent of the people are Christian in Japan.” He grew more animated as he spoke, stressing his concerns with emphatic gestures. “It’s a big country with lots of people, but for some reason, the everlasting gospel isn’t being communicated.”
His concerns aren’t unfounded. Tokyo is the world’s second largest metropolitan area, with almost 40 million people.* Reaching a city of this size might seem impossible, but God can use anyone, even someone on the other side of the world, to spark change.