Today we want to focus our prayers on two of our Southern Baptist missionaries who serve in one of the world’s most difficult mission fields. Japan. The gospel has been accepted widely in some Asian countries, such as South Korea or even China. But Japan has few Christians. Carlton and Cornelia Walker have served in Japan more than 40 years. They are still praying that revival will come to Japan —a revival that would see millions come to Christ.
For most Japanese people, though, cultural tradition and commitment are strong factors. To become a Christian, they think, would dishonor their ancestors and make them less Japanese. In more recent years, the Walkers have been encouraged by an increased openness to the gospel by some Japanese they meet. They hope the Olympics, now set for 2021 in Tokyo, might be a great push for the gospel.
Let’s be thankful today that our International Mission Board sends missionaries to the hard places that will become tomorrow’s harvest fields. Our church supports the board and we support our missionaries, the Walkers, through our Cooperative Program giving. Let’s pray for the Walkers and ask God to send a mighty revival to Japan!