This past Friday, December 7, 2012 was National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. 71 years have passed since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
My family and I served in Japan for nine years as missionaries of the Presbyterian Church. Today, our two countries are wedded together through business, politics, military alliances and many, many intercultural marriages and families. Forgiveness is hard but in the past 71 years, America and Japan have moved from international enemies to become global partners.
“Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Col. 3:13
This week I spent time here in Black Mountain, North Carolina at the Community of the Cross, the home base of GLD’s partner ministry PRMI, with my dear friend Andy Game who leads a ministry in Japan that is using the internet to reach thousands for Christ. We spent the day in conversation, strategic discussion and prayer for this new movement of internet evangelism and discipleship in Japan.
The Day for Japan to know Christ is now and new media is one of the most effective tools being used to share the Gospel. Take a look at this video of a yakuza gangster living near Fukushima who turned his heart to Christ.