Japan

  • Welcome Back

    August 31, 2017

    News & Stories

    Bruised by the enemy, many professing Christians in Japan have left the fellowship of believers. One of them was Ayumi.

  • 8 Photos of Christmas Around the World

    December 21, 2016

    News & Stories

    See how Christ’s birth is celebrated in various Alliance fields around the world.

  • Two Deadly Quakes Hit Japan

    April 15, 2016

    News & Stories

    A series of of powerful earthquakes and after-shocks strike the southern island of Kyushu.

  • “I Have to Talk about Jesus”

    December 28, 2015

    News & Stories

    Mrs. A, a Buddhist, insisted, “If I don’t talk about Jesus, there is nothing to say.”

  • Basketball Camp Provides Gospel Access to Japanese Children

    October 25, 2015

    News & Stories

    For most of these children, this was undoubtedly their first encounter with the Bible.

  • Heart-Care Workshop Ministers to Emotional, Spiritual Needs in Japan

    June 3, 2015

    News & Stories

    The event will be offered in two locations in Ishinomaki—the epicenter of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • Welcome to the Chit Chat Café!

    March 26, 2015

    News & Stories

    “This is a wide-open door to plant seeds of truth.”

  • Alliance Ministry Offers Hope, Healing to Japan Earthquake Survivors

    February 25, 2015

    News & Stories

    For many survivors, the true psychological impact of the disaster will be felt for years to come.

  • Trauma Counseling Offered in Japan

    November 12, 2014

    News & Stories

    The New Life Center in Ishinomaki launches a trauma-healing ministry for survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • Basketball Camp Demonstrates Christ’s Love to Tsunami Survivors

    September 23, 2014

    News & Stories

    A local newspaper highlighted the camp’s positive impact.

  • From Buddhism to Jesus

    March 7, 2014

    News & Stories

    Masayuki, describing himself as “a stubborn old man of 83,” could not deny that God was drawing him to the Savior.

  • They're Watching!

    December 20, 2013

    News & Stories

    Have you ever wondered if people are watching the way you conduct yourself?

  • Relevance, Relationship, Renewal

    November 1, 2013

    News & Stories

    How can Jesus be introduced in a culture that increasingly considers organized religion to be irrelevant? Across the globe, Alliance workers are reaching out through non-church venues to build relationships and address felt needs.

  • From Portugal To the World

    October 3, 2012

    News & Stories

    Will Portugal have a second chance to share the message of the cross—taking the whole gospel to the whole world?

  • Year-End Offering 2012

    October 1, 2012

    News & Stories

    To date, the U.S. Alliance family has given $466,597.46 to The Alliance Year-End Offering. Thank you!

    As a result, we now have more people on the ground sharing the good news, bringing hope and a future to those unable to see beyond their suffering.

    Your Year-End gift will keep the momentum going!

  • Son of Alliance International Workers Dies Suddenly

    July 10, 2012

    News & Stories

    Josiah Bubna, son of Alliance international workers, died suddenly on July 7, after jogging with his fiancé at the Wheaton College (Illinois) track. He was 22.

  • Ishinomaki New Life Center Dedicated

    April 10, 2012

    News & Stories

    An overflow crowd of more than 100 people attended the dedication of the New Life Center in Ishinomaki, Japan, March 29, 2012. “There was an overwhelming sense of thankfulness for God’s provision of this house, once flooded through the second floor by the tsunami,” said David and Evangeline Kindervater

  • New Life in the Face of Suffering

    April 4, 2012

    News & Stories

    A year ago, Jane and Harry Landaw answered God’s call to plant a church in Ishinomaki, located in one of the hardest-hit areas of the March 2011 tsunami disaster and known as Japan’s “spiritually dark” region. Last month, just as the Landaws and their ministry partners were preparing for the opening of the New Life Center, Jane was diagnosed with cancer. Yet even in Jane’s suffering, the Lord has been at work to bring new life to the people of Japan.

  • Japan: One Year Later

    March 10, 2012

    News & Stories

    On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered the greatest destruction and loss of life since World War II. A 9.0- magnitude earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami and nuclear reactor accident, created a triple disaster.

    One year later, Alliance workers are bringing help and hope to the people of Ishinomaki, one of the hardest-hit areas of the catastrophe, located in Japan’s spiritually dark region.

  • Ishinomaki, Japan—One Year Later

    March 9, 2012

    Video

    On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered the greatest destruction and loss of life since World War II. A 9.0- magnitude earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami and nuclear reactor accident, created a “triple disaster.” One year later, Alliance workers are bringing help and hope to the people of Ishinomaki, one of the hardest-hit areas of the catastrophe.

    On March 29, 2012, the New Life Center was dedicated.

    To read more please visit:
    http://www.cmalliance.org/news/2012/04/10/ishinomaki-new-life-center-dedicated/

    Interview footage courtesy of Paul Johannessen.
    thenandnow.tv

  • Tsunami Tragedy Opens Doors to the Gospel

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    Because Alliance people faithfully support the GCF, international workers in Japan were able to relocate from Tokyo to the heart of the area affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

  • Where There’s Hope . . .

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    The Youngs are using Hope House, which is located near a major hospital, as an outreach to people who have spiritual and emotional needs as they deal with hospitalized relatives. Doors are opening for ministry to doctors and nurses within the hospital, as well.

  • Black Gospel Music Draws Japanese to Jesus

    January 12, 2012

    News & Stories

    The Tokyo Journal reports that “thousands of Japanese [are] flocking to gospel singing workshops to clap their hands and sing praise to Jesus.” African-American gospel music has become very popular in Japan, and the phenomenon has inspired a new outreach by Kawaguchi Church, an Alliance congregation in Japan.

  • The Alliance in Japan one year laterKentucky Santa

    December 25, 2011

    News & Stories

    More than 80 people in Japan heard the gospel, most for the very first time, during a Christmas outreach in a churchless mountain town. They sang Christmas carols, enjoyed a puppet show, and took home gifts of food and Christmas tracts. And they heard “Kentucky Santa” tell them about the real meaning of Christmas.

  • Faith-Filled Risks INTRO

    November 2, 2011

    Video

    This introductory clip can be used to start each session or provide a sneak peak of the next session in the series. For more than a century, Alliance workers have braved harsh and dangerous territory, at great personal risk—even unto death—to take the good news of Jesus to a lost world. Because of the selfless dedication of these workers, entire people groups now know Jesus. Achieving God’s purposes means taking faith-filled risks. This always involves change.

  • Helping the Helpers

    April 27, 2011

    News & Stories

    In the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Alliance workers Ken and Kathy Young have been given a rare opportunity to minster to Japanese medical personnel in Hiroshima. Learn how you can pray for this strategic outreach.

  • Japan Update: God Is in This

    April 10, 2011

    News & Stories

    It is an awesome task that we have before us and our human resources are so limited. It is only as we partner together with other like-minded churches and missionary organizations here that we can ever expect to have a lasting impact on this needy country.

  • Salvation for Mr. Yoshida

    March 25, 2011

    News & Stories

    By Don and Hazel Schaeffer, serving in Japan The Alliance has seven Core Values that flow out of our passion […]

  • A Season of Open Doors

    February 10, 2011

    News & Stories

    By Harry and Jane Landaw, serving in Japan In our first update this year, we want to thank you for […]

  • Worthy of Thanks

    December 16, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Jill Kropp, serving in Japan Jill and her husband, Alan, are nearing the end of language school and preparing […]

  • Light—the Absence of Darkness

    December 15, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Jane Landaw, serving in Japan In recent months, we have witnessed the hand of God moving powerfully in Japan. […]

  • Through the Eyes of Street Children

    November 9, 2010

    News & Stories

    God moved mightily during a Japan Alliance short-term trip to the Philippines when 2,000 people made decisions to accept Christ. “God used His Word through music and proclaiming the gospel to touch many lives,” says Hikaru, a member of the team.

  • Stepping out of Buddhism

    September 15, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Harry and Jane Landaw, serving in Japan What a joy it was to receive an e-mail from Yoko that […]

  • Japan Sings Kumbaya

    July 8, 2010

    News & Stories

    Nearly 400 Japanese sang God’s praises at the Hallelujah Gospel Family summer concert in Kawaguchi, Japan. About 30 of the singers were from the Alliance Gospel Choir, consisting of choral groups from Kawaguchi Alliance Church, Sengendai Alliance Church, and a community center where C&MA workers David and Evangeline Kindervater hope to start a new church.

  • Celebrating Alliance Missions

    April 13, 2010

    News & Stories

    Read an inspiring report by international workers Harry and Jane Landaw about the faithfulness of U.S. Alliance churches in partnering with the Landaws to complete the Great Commission.

  • Citizens of Heaven

    March 5, 2010

    News & Stories

    By Ken and Kathy Young, serving in Japan Recently while shopping, Kathy was asked a common question by a friendly […]

  • "I know I will be a Christian soon"

    February 16, 2010

    News & Stories

    Don and Hazel Schaeffer have been serving with The Alliance in Japan for more than 25 years, shining the Light of Jesus into spiritually dark neighborhoods of Saitima Ken. “We thank God for His Word—that it never changes,” they say, “and that it brings hope and life.”

  • Soul Music Rocks Japan

    December 15, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Don and Hazel Schaeffer, serving in Japan Editor’s Note: The Tokyo Journal reports that “thousands of Japanese [are] flocking […]

  • Thrilled by God

    October 16, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Ken and Kathy Young, serving in Japan Editor’s Note: Ken and Kathy Young are reaching out to ordinary people […]

  • A Changed Destination

    September 17, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Don and Hazel Schaeffer, serving in Japan We asked the Alliance family to pray for two mothers of women […]

  • Unexpected Opportunities

    August 13, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Jill and Alan Kropp, serving in Japan The language school I (Jill) attend in Tokyo is highly relational and […]

  • Japan Celebrates 150 Years of Protestant Missions

    July 15, 2009

    News & Stories

    More than 5,000 people gathered July 8-9 at the Pacifico Convention Center in Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city, to celebrate the […]

  • Alliance Church in Japan Impacts Community

    June 17, 2009

    News & Stories

    An outreach to government workers in Japan by Alliance Sunday school children demonstrates the church’s commitment to building bridges into […]

  • Japan Celebrates Milestone

    March 18, 2009

    News & Stories

    Alliance churches in Japan are gearing up to celebrate 150 years of Christian ministry in that country. “Churches from all […]

  • Just another Day

    March 10, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Ken and Kathy Young, serving in Japan Editor’s note: Hope House was launched by Ken and Kathy Young as […]

  • True Radiance

    February 17, 2009

    News & Stories

    By Harry and Jane Landaw, serving in Japan Exposed to strong radiation during the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, Wakana […]

  • Japan Alliance Church Hosts International Festival

    September 9, 2008

    News & Stories

    “In a community dotted with shrines and temples, Kawaguchi Christ Church desires to be a lighthouse in its community,” said […]

  • Japanese Believers Proclaim Jesus at Festival

    August 15, 2008

    News & Stories

    During a city festival in Japan, Alliance missionary Dale Lemke and a small group of believers distributed 350 bottles of […]

  • Alliance Outreach Offers Hope to Japanese Families

    August 12, 2008

    News & Stories

    “The overwhelming majority of Christians in Japan are white collar and urban,” said Ken Young, an Alliance missionary to Japan. […]

  • Strong in the Lord

    May 30, 2008

    News & Stories

    In Alliance churches around the world, many new believers were baptized on Easter Sunday. One of them is Tomiko, who […]

  • Thieves Break in to Missionaries' Home

    April 21, 2008

    News & Stories

    A computer, camera, bankcards, cash, and jewelry were among the items stolen from the home of Don and Hazel Schaeffer, […]

  • Japan Alliance Church Secures New Building

    October 5, 2007

    News & Stories

    A building that once sold items used for Buddhist worship will be the site of an Alliance church in Japan. […]

  • Japan: Evangelistic Crusade Draws Thousands

    July 30, 2007

    News & Stories

    More than 21,000 people attended an evangelistic crusade at the Saitama Super Arena in the Tokyo area last week. Many […]

  • Retired Missionary to Japan and Indonesia Dies

    December 18, 2006

    News & Stories

    Julia A. Walker, retired missionary to Japan and Irian Jaya (Indonesia), went to be with the Lord Saturday, December 16, […]

  • GCSunday 2006 - John Bechtel

    November 10, 2006

    Video

    John Bechtel shares how the gospel is being taken to the ends of the earth through the faithful giving of Alliance church members back home. Produced in 2006.

  • Restored to the Father

    July 24, 2006

    News & Stories

    By David and Vangi Kindervater, Alliance workers in Japan       Eitaro walked through the doors of the church last Christmas. Until […]

  • A Church Grows in Hiroshima

    May 12, 2006

    News & Stories

    Alliance workers Ken and Kathy Young have been assisting a house church in the Saijo section of Higashi Hiroshima, Japan. […]

  • “Please Thank Them for Me.”

    January 25, 2006

    News & Stories

    More than 200 people from Hiroshima and other Japanese islands packed the Yoshiura Alliance Church for the funeral of Pastor […]

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