Seminar: Handout: Preparing and Sharing an Effective Testimony
As Japanese travel abroad God often creates a wonderful window of opportunity for them to begin a journey that ultimately leads to a relationship with Him. While they are here your testimony can make a significant impact on them. For the first time they may come to understand that God is interested in and loves them. In this workshop we will consider together what kind of personal testimony you can share, a testimony that God may use as a powerful impetus to motivate Japanese toward faith in Christ. We will also consider pitfalls to avoid as we share with them.
Barry Walker and his wife Tammy served as missionaries to Japan with the International Mission Board from 1995 through 2002. There they ministered alongside a Japanese pastor and church in snowy Toyama before moving to Tokushima (island of Shikoku). In Tokushima they worked with a missionary team doing outreach focused on the blue-collar, labor working force of Japan. For the past six years he has been planting a Japanese church in Nashville, Tennessee and serves as the pastor.