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Missionary Spotlight: Jeff and Naoko MacKay

By Amy Swanson

Since moving to Osaka, Japan, in 1997, the MacKays have planted five churches, including Hope Chapel Osaka in the center of the city. Despite cultural resistance to Christianity in Japan, the MacKays are seeing people respond to Christ because of believers who show genuine love to those outside the church.

 
 

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Rock Star Points People to the Rock

By Rod Light

Back in the day, Chu Kosaka was the first Japanese rock star to appear on the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine. Today, Chu pastors a Foursquare church in Tokyo. Along with missionaries, pastors and volunteers, he is busy bringing the love and compassion of Christ to the “hisaisha,” victims of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster.

 
 

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Relief Efforts in Japan Are Underway

By Ken Walker

Foursquare church members from across the U.S. have responded generously to the crisis in Japan, and relief efforts are underway as teams prepare to travel to the island nation this summer. More than $200,000 has been donated via Foursquare Missions International, and through a partnership between Foursquare and CRASH Japan, many opportunities to go help out are available.

 
 

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Plans in the Works to Help Japan

By The Foursquare Church

In the island nation devastated by the recent 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, short-term and long-term planning is getting underway as leaders seek for the best ways to offer assistance. Now just over two weeks after the disaster, Foursquare’s area missionary to Japan shares the latest news and requests for prayer.

 
 

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Update on Japan From Area Missionary Corey*

By Corey*

Foursquare’s area missionary for Japan describes what is going on in the nation and how Foursquare is mobilizing to respond to the thousands of people in desperate need.

 
 

Disaster Relief

Update on Japan From FMI Director James C. Scott

By James C. Scott

Foursquare Missions International Director James C. Scott says that Foursquare leaders are working closely together to assess the situation in Japan and to formulate a strategy for aid and relief to those affected by this disaster.

 
 

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Japan Rocked by Earthquake, Tsunami

By The Foursquare Church

The 42 Foursquare churches located in Japan were rocked by an 8.9 earthquake, followed by a deadly tsunami, on March 11. Read to find updates on how our Foursquare churches, missionaries and pastors are being impacted by this historic disaster.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Steve Niksarian

By Bill Shepson

In the nation of Japan—where Christians number only about 1 percent of the population—Foursquare has 42 churches and is seeing God change lives, one at a time. Missionary Steve Niksarian has been serving in the nation for nine years. He lives in the city of Sendai. Here he shares what God is doing and how we can pray.

 
 

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Shining Light in the Land of the Rising Sun

By Bill Shepson

Most researchers estimate Japan's Christian adherents to be only 2 percent of the population, at best. But to Chris and Maiko McKee, this statistic isn’t daunting—it simply means a larger field ripe for harvest.