Shigenori M., a 65-year-old tenant farmer, lives in rural Japan where the social pressures against Christians are great. Two years ago when he was going through a difficult time, he found comfort in God’s Word through Back to God Ministries International’s Japanese radio broadcasts. Last December, Shigenori publicly professed his faith in Christ and was baptized.
“Shigenori has never been married and, as the second son of the family, he is free from any family religious ties,” explains Rev. Masao Yamashita, BTGMI’s Japanese ministry leader, who had the privilege of baptizing Shigenori. Rev. Yamashita, who hosts the program that God used to bring Shigenori to faith, notes that “Shigenori has been faithfully attending church since he began listening to our program.”
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