(Updated 10/2013) Liz is doing Returnee follow-up and attempting to start international student ministry near key campuses in the Kansai area. Many International Students come in contact with the Gospel while living overseas, put their faith in Christ and then return to their country. The number of students who return to Japan as new Christians or those just beginning to seek the Lord is around 1600 per year. Yet 80% of those who return as Christians fall away from the faith within three years of returning to Japan.
Liz is working hard to:
• Introduce Returnees to Christian ESL Ministries, Churches, and to others who have been abroad in order to encourage one another, pray together and enjoy personal fellowship.
• Liz is adding updates to the ISI Returnee database.
• We also hope to Disciple and Encourage Returnees to reach out to others to start Talk Times or ICF (International Christian Fellowships) in Japan.
• Is working alongside a TEAM church planter – Kobe, Japan – in an English language ministry as a platform to engage in ISM (Int’l Student Ministry): Talk Time, ICF, ESL Bible Studies, etc.
• Is researching Kansai Region university and college campuses to learn which have international student ministry in place or have potential for ISM.
Would you consider becoming a Financial Partner or Prayer Partner?
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ISI, Godwin Account #5383
Mail: PO Box C, Colorado Springs, CO 80901
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