Japan | From the Pastor’s Study
June 24, 2010
A listener in Japan recently wrote to express her gratitude in being able to listen to Thru the Bible* sermons that are being broadcast in Japanese.
“Thank you for your programs. I listen to them every day, and I am currently enjoying learning new things about the Bible and the book of Corinthians from the broadcast.”
One may quickly assume that the programs are aired in Japan via shortwave radio, as with many other countries in Asia. However, as Japan is considered a more technologically advanced country than other parts of Asia, shortwave radio was discontinued as it was no longer viable. Instead, the programs in Japan are delivered via satellite radio and through the Internet, so that they will be more effective in reaching the tech-savvy Japanese.
Through these broadcasts, be it via shortwave, satellite radio or the Internet, the primary objectives are the same, and that is to assist non-believers and Christians develop their understanding of the gospel and biblical principles. TWR-Asia also aims to establish a platform where listeners can gain practical information about how to live their lives from a Christian perspective.
The programs have been quite successful in achieving the objectives as letters from listeners pour in. The following are some testimonies from faithful listeners of the program.
“Thank you for your ministry. My walk of faith is not very strong and the programs teach me how to strengthen it. Please continue the broadcasts!”
“The program really helps me understand the basics of biblical principles. My eyes get tired easily especially when I have to read the small text in the Bible. Listening to the scriptures is effortless! The programs are valuable to me.”
“Thank you for teaching from the book of Romans. I am applying what I have learnt. Hearing the scriptures being taught make it easier for me to understand. Please continue your good work.”
(*In Japan, Thru the Bible is known as From the Pastor’s Study)
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Prayer and Praise
- Pray that more Japanese will find out about the program, and be able to take time from their busy schedules to listen so that they will be able to find the meaning of life.
- Pray that the program will strengthen and encourage believers, and help them be good testimonies and remain strong in the faith even as they live as the minority among friends and neighbors who do not yet believe.