Most of us watch at least some of the Olympics, wherever the games are held in the world. Today, let’s make the Olympics part of our prayer time.
Remember that the Olympics were to have been held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020. But they were rescheduled to summer, 2021. Daniel and Tara Rice are two of our Southern Baptist missionaries in Japan. Their whole ministry has been to ensure that the thousands of people who come to the games will also hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our church supports Daniel and Tara through our Cooperative Program giving. Japanese churches will host parties in which local residents can come and watch the games. Some churches will have festivals. All these events will include sharing the gospel.
Just outside one Olympic venue, the Rices and Japanese Christians will set up an outreach hub to share the gospel. There will be a full-court press, so to speak, of following up with all who show an interest in the gospel.
Let’s pray that, as the world comes to see the greatest athletes compete, they will also hear the world’s absolutely greatest story about how Jesus was sent to bring salvation.