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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Reformed Missionaries in Japan

It is estimated that only 2% of Japan's population identifies itself as embracing some form of Christianity. Japan is perhaps one of the most Gospel resistant nations in the world, in spite of having been exposed to the faith for centuries. I am grateful that God has sent my friends, the Muhlings, to share the Gospel with the Japanese people. Kent and Yuko Muhling both went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, and they have already experienced a fruitful term of service in Japan. I was blessed to spend a little time with them while they were on furlough in Jacksonville, and was impressed by their godliness, sincerity, family emphasis and theological sensibility.
Kent recently participated in a speech contest for foreign speakers of Japanese, and used the opportunity to share his Christian faith with more than 200 people - in their own language. And he won the speech contest! Here is a link to the video, which includes subtitles since it is all in Japanese. You'll enjoy it.

Unfortunately the video could not be embedded, but I encourage you to click the link above and watch it on YouTube.

Here is another short video about their work, produced by the missions organization with which they are affiliated.


  1. (sorry, Derek - not sure I submitted my last comment properly - going to have another go at it)

    What a sweet and succinct way to share the Gospel, using the framework of adoption!

    Japan is truly a nation in need of Gospel light - thanks for that reminder. The need for Jesus is no less in tech-savvy, thriving nations than it is in third world squalor.

  2. Both of those videos were very touching, Derek. I love the way he naturally shared the good news in his speech. I pray "that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored" (2 Thes. 3:1) in the Muhlings' ministry.


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