Seven Mountains Prayer Strategy for Japan
This prayer strategy centers on seven targets: Media, Government, Education, Economy, Religion, Arts/Entertainment, and Family. This Seven Mountains Prayer Strategy was prepared by the Aglow Ladies in Tokyo.
I’m excited about this network, and that it intersects with the “7 Mountains” world/vision. I was born in Japan and lived in Niigata-Ken for the first ten years of my life. I don’t really speak Japanese, but recognize it and can say in perfect Japanese, “I don’t speak any Japanese. …so sorry!” I’m hoping to teach in the future–maybe in 2015 at the next Japan-gathering of the RJC group, about “whole nation discipling.”
Have had other connections with Japan, first with the DAWN movement–although that was a very brief connection, over a decade ago, and then, in the past decade, through founding the only Buddhist-focused network, SEANET, we’ve developed good friendship with Dr. Mitsuo Fukuda, basically the ‘house-church leader’ of the Christ-ward movements in Japan. He’s brought a couple of teams to our annual SEANET meeting, which is held each January in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
But this latest connection, with the RJC, has been on the web, and I’d like to reconnect with Japan, in part because of the trauma of the past several years, as well as the major struggles traditional missions have had in Japan and some newer understandings of our missiology/theology in recent years. I’m very much a fan of what Dr. Fukuda is doing/thinking/promoting in Japan, and want to stand with anyone who does have a deep passion to see the whole nation of Japan authentically ‘discipled.’ …I’m saying that as an American–and a Canadian–born in Japan, who realizes that the sending nations of modern mission are about as needy and un-discipled as the nations to which our parents went as missionaries, so we will all be able to learn from one another in this process. But I also say it as someone who believes that Asia is by far the least reached sector of humanity, in large part because it contains way over 1/2 of the world’s total population, and that even South Asia has likely well over 1/2 of the world’s “least reached people groups.” Anyway, keep up the good work, and I trust we’ll be able to meet up at the next gathering. shalom, sms