Missionary Moment

Missionary Moment

This week we’re praying for Anna Wilson and June Borg, who are two of our missionaries serving in Japan. 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. 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.