A growing interest
After nearly three decades of missionary decline, the early 2010s saw a growing interest in God's work in Japan. Since then, mission agencies have been receiving an increasing number of inquiries for Japan from all over the world.
We are also seeing an increase of people who know about Japan's spiritual needs and have a desire to pray. Christian leaders in Japan have been emphasizing the necessity of prayer for significant spiritual breakthrough and are calling God's people to pray for Japan.
Beneath the Surface
In response to this growing missions interest, in 2020, OMF Japan and Pioneers Japan published a prayer guide called Beneath the Surface: 30 ways to pray for Japan. Our hope is that this guide will be a helpful tool for God's people to pray in specific and informed ways for Japan.
A fuller expression of the booklet was then reimagined into this website by a team of young creatives who freely gave their skills, time, and passion to the Lord for this work.