It often takes years for a Japanese person to move from hearing the gospel to publicly proclaiming faith through baptism.
Buryat believers often include powerful stories of dreams they had about Jesus in their testimonies.
A peace beyond understanding. A literal rescue from a flood. A death. Lots of prayer. Their path was long — but it ended in peace with God.
The adults weren’t interested, but the girls in the village had hearts open to the gospel. Now they wrestle with following Christ without abandoning their culture and families.
SEND’s diaspora ministry helps Japanese like Tomoko explore Christianity in their own language while they’re in a new culture.