missions to Japan - Oct. 2006
- Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It has been a year and 8 months when I started to
work for Samsung Electro-Mechanics in South Korea.
I wanted to thank you for your prayers. I would
never have reached this far without your support.
If you have not watched any TV or read what's
going on the internet, North Korea was extremely
unstable. Right now, they were developing their
ballistic missile program armed with nuclear
explosives capable of killing thousands of
innocent lives. Already, North Korea possessed
such weapons of mass destruction to reach Japan.
It has been my goals to do missions in North Korea.
For now, since I am not ready yet, I am planning
to do missions in Japan from October 3rd to October
8th. So, why Japan? Japan is 0.25% Christians, and
almost nobody in Japan know Jesus as their personal
Lord and Savior. I have to go to Japan. I want to
go to Japan, and I am called to do missions to
Japan for at least one week. So, why me? Why can
God use me to do missions in Japan? Why not someone
else? Well, if you have not heard, Japan has the
highest suicide rate in the world. Suicide is
culturally an honor in Japan especially during the
2nd World War. I want to share my testimony on how
I became a Christian to win other Japanese, who are
thinking about suicide. Japanese culture is somewhat
identical to Korean culture. However, Korea may differ
from Japan by acknowledging suicide as a sense of
failure and disgrace. Despite this difference, South
Korea does possess a high suicide rate as well. I
believe that I can relate to the people in Japan
with my testimony.
I already translated my testimony from English to
Japanese. This testimony will be used as a vehicle
to reach the lost in Japan. I will be passing out
my testimony on how I became a Christian in the
streets of Japan especially in Tokyo University,
the Harvard University of Japan.
Will you join me in prayer?
1) Please pray that the people in Japan will know
Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Please pray
for the members of KCCC that they will share their 4
Spiritual Laws effectively.
2) Please pray for the missions team from KCCC that
we will be united in one spirit and in one body.
Please pray that we will be willing to die for what
we believe. However, please pray that Japan will not
go to war with North Korea over North Korea's weapons
of mass destruction program.
3) Please pray that language barrier will not be a
difficult problem for our team members. Please pray
that our Japanese can improve within a few months if
possible. If we cannot learn Japanese quickly, please
pray that we can communicate in English fluently.
4) Also, please pray for the people of Japan will
ignore Benny Hinn. He will be coming to Japan preaching
his false doctrines and teachings. Also, Benny Hinn is
a con artist.
5) Last, please pray for the church that they will
be mission-minded to reach the lost all over the world
especially in Japan.
Last, the cost of the trip is around $700 for me. I am
confident that I do not need any financial support from
anyone at church or at work. In fact, I may need to support
my missions team leader. On the other hand, not all of my
teammates work at Samsung, LG, or Hyundai-Kia. My team
needs your financial support. If you can help, please
talk to my missions team leader on how you can safely
donate to Korea Campus Crusade for Christ Ministry in
South Korea or in the United States.
Joseph Hyun Namgoong’s e-mail address is kccc@....
Please notify him so that he can make some tax purposes
The Japanese translated testimony is on my website at =>
Thank you again for your prayers,
Joseph Y. Lee
Sarang Community Church at Seoul, South Korea
Cerritos Presbyterian Church at Artesia, California
Korean Central Presbyterian Church at San Francisco, California
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