As an Asian missionary growing up in a non-Christian family, I have come to notice that many non-Christians aren’t willing to enter a church.
Non-Christians will go to supermarkets, shops or cafes but very rarely will they go to church.
I have been to many churches in many Asian countries in the past for mission work. I saw that some missionaries open cafe or hand-made craft shops in an attempt to attract non-Christians to come and to get to know them.
In Aomori prefecture, Itayanagi Chapel has been running a cafe next to the church. Missionaries have been doing workshops and cooking classes to try to get to know local people in the area and eventually hope to invite these contacts to church events, so that those people will have the chance to listen to the gospel.
Could you pray for more Christians to have a heart to do business for Christ in Japan?
Written by Minnie.