In a previous blog post, I talked about what manga is and why I think it’s a great tool for 21st century missions in Japan. Today I want to talk about the another side of this ministry vision: digital.
It should come as no surprise that Japan is one of the most “wired” nations in the world. Almost every is online, and much of that is mobile, especially among the young. It’s more and more common to see people reading manga on their smartphones, too.
Here are some statistics I dug up recently:
Happy New Year, everyone!
The big news this month, as you may have guessed from the photo above, is that I’m getting married!
Yoko has been attending my church in Nagoya for about a year and a half, and we became more than friends last summer. We ended 2018 on a high note by getting engaged on Christmas Eve, and hope to get married in the spring. In addition to all her other great qualities, Yoko loves Jesus, has a heart for missions and will be a great partner in ministry. We’d certainly appreciate your prayers as we plan and prepare for our wedding… and everything that comes after that.
In terms of ministry-related stuff, the first half of 2019 will be spent focusing on continuing to lay the foundation for our manga ministryand preparing to return to Canada this summer for Partnership Development(re-connecting with supporters back home). Please pray for God to lead, provide and open doors!
Thank you for your continuing prayers for me, the mission, and Japan!
I just wanted to drop you all a quick note to wish you all a merry Christmas, and to say thanks. Thank you for your prayers, financial support and encouragement this year! I hope you all have a fun, refreshing holiday season, and I look forward to getting in touch again in the new year!