Six Baptized at Miharashidai Chapel
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Christmas was a special day at Miharashidai Chapel. Six young people accepted baptism as an outward sign of their inward faith in Christ. Among the six baptized were Jake and Andrew Snow.
Japan has a very traditional culture. The decision to follow Christ typically comes after many year of evangelism. The decision to be baptized is one that costs the believer much more than Westerners are typically aware. There is great importance placed on the outward in Buddhism and Shintoism. When a Christian shows their belief by participating in an outward sign such as baptism, it often costs them many relationship…sometimes including family.
Please pray for these new believers’ faith and courage as they shine in a dark place.