Fall/Autumn Newsletter

Posted Sep 3rd 2007, 02:01 by Faith Media Japan on Evangelism/Missions

NEWSLETTER from Donald & Carol Thomson in Japan
3-15-3 Atago, Niiza Shi, Saitama Ken 352-0021
don@faithmedia.jp
September 1, 2007
Fall/Autumn Newsletter
Dear Friends,
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New Year 2007 Newsletter

Posted Feb 2nd 2007, 03:41 by Faith Media Japan on Evangelism/Missions

Dear Friend,
Its been over a year and a half since my Dad Lionel Thomson went on to be with the Lord, and this is being sent to you because you were a friend of his ministry, or you are personal contact of mine. If you would prefer not to receive regular email updates from us, please click on the unsubscribe link at the top, and you will be removed immediately. The following is our latest Newsletter. For other...

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In Memory of Lionel 1927 - 2005

Posted Feb 1st 2007, 11:44 by Faith Media Japan on Evangelism/Missions


Written July 26, 2005.
I have been so blessed with the many condolences received from around the world upon the news of my Dad's homegoing on July 19. The many precious words received have been a great encouragement to us and have sustained us through the past week.
My Father's wake July 24, and funeral service July 25, were blessed times. We had about 150 people come to the wake, and about 100 or so come to the funeral, which was all...

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Finances & Giving to the Work of Faith Media

Posted Feb 1st 2007, 08:55 by Faith Media Japan on Evangelism/Missions


Thank you for your interest in the work of Faith Media in Japan (aka Japan Good News Ministries.) The following information is for those interested in knowing more about how we operate financially, knowing what needs there are and how to give. Faith Media is literally a ministry of faith. All our needs are met through faith in the Lord’s provision alone. We are not underwritten by any church or mission organization, nor do...

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Future of JGNM-Written Fall 2005

Posted Feb 1st 2007, 06:01 by Faith Media Japan on Evangelism/Missions


With my Father Lionel's passing, many are possibly wondering what the future of JGNM is. My Father was a pioneer, and his Apostolic ministry planted many seeds across Japan and other Asian nations, and many have been raised up to continue the work of the Kingdom.
My Mother who is 78 is still here in Japan, continues doing missionary work as a Bible Teacher in the church my Father founded. The church is now under the pastoral care of my sister...

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The Changing Face of Japan--Results from Gallup

Posted Feb 1st 2007, 04:23 by Faith Media Japan on Evangelism/Missions

The results of a recent Gallup survey on the Japanese people showed that 4 per cent of the Japanese population (approx. 5 million) CLAIM to be Christian. This is an astounding figure as conventional wisdom has had it for many years that the Christian population is less than 1 per cent with maybe only 0.25 per cent actually being born again. Church attendance is only about 250,000 on any given Sunday, so where are the...

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Where Are All the People--What Does the Gallup Survey Tell Us?

Posted Feb 1st 2007, 04:23 by Faith Media Japan on Evangelism/Missions

Though the recent Gallup polls suggests that 4% of the Japanese population CLAIM to be Christian. The Church Information Service that keeps track of church attendance and membership among Protestant churches in Japan, shows only 0.5% Christian population. Where are the other 3.5%? Adding in the Catholic Church and also so-called "Christian" cults such as the Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses, the general concensus is that the "Christian" population of Japan is about 1%. So, what can we make of the...

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