Ron and Joan Stoller, “retired” missionaries still in Japan, sent this out today:

Baseball is the most popular sport in Japan, there are twelve professional baseball teams here and baseball players are real “heroes”. All teams are allowed to have up to four foreign players on their teams. Being that there are six American CHRISTIANS on the teams, there is a man who is being a chaplain to them and helping find ways in which they can influence the Japanese community with their testimonies. Recently this man attended one of the Prayer Breakfasts we have here at the hotel and told us of his ministry. Also recently a Christian Korean fellow who has played with professional baseball teams in the USA for a few years, stopped by the chapel and said he is working at getting signed on to a Japanese professional baseball team in Japan! Pray for the testimonies of Christians baseball players of Japan!