The vision of the Japanese International Sports Partnership (JiSP) was to use the Olympics and Paralympics as a catalyst for mission after the Games and to inspire and equip Christians toward outreach in Japan.
Since the Rugby World Cup in 2019, JiSP has been building Community Partnership Teams (CPTs) in prefectures across Japan to work together in reaching their prefecture for Christ. Our dream is for a CPT in all 47 of Japan's prefectures.
Give thanks that we currently have coordinators in over half of the prefectures and 14 functioning CPTs across Japan.
It is said that there are 8 million gods in Japan. There are statues, festivals, shrines, and temples dedicated to specific gods. There are also the invisible gods in our hearts – gods of money, power, success, and more. There are also things we turn to, to “save” us when we’re not doing well – alcohol, TV, shopping, and more.