Covering the streets of Japan with prayer and thanksgiving

Carrying umbrellas to protect from Tokyo’s hot summer sun, International Mission Board missionaries and Japanese partners prayer walked through the streets around Shinagawa Baptist Church. The group walked through parks, residential areas and past local businesses as they handed out packets of gospel materials for adults and children.

IMB missionaries Scott and Julie Bradford and Rick and Hiromi Price, accompanied by Mable Justis, a member of Tokyo Baptist Church, joined Tom and Michiko, the pastor and his wife of Shinagawa Baptist Church, during their prayerwalk.

Shinagawa Baptist Church is situated in an area with a growing population and is known for its good schools and businesses. One of the oldest shopping districts is also located in the district.

The church is in a prime location to engage people with the gospel. During the prayerwalk, Julie prayed for curiosity for Japanese people who live in the neighborhood and that curiosity would lead them through the church’s doors. She prayed members of the church wouldn’t let fear of COVID-19 keep them from welcoming visitors.

Julie prayed for wisdom and discernment for Tom and Michiko as they serve the members of the church and the community virtually.

When the church can meet in person, they have a regular attendance of 50.

Join them in praying the Lord would draw people to the church. Pray for Tom and Michiko’s ministry to flourish despite COVID restrictions.