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Tokyo LIGHT Project - Introduction by Tomoko Sacks

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McLean Presbyterian Church

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McLean, VA 22101

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Tomoko Sacks is the Director of City Renewal Ministry at Grace City Church, Tokyo. She is aslo the founder and Director of the LIGHT Project, a new Faith & Work ministry aimed at business & profession men & women in the world's largest metropolitan area. The vision of the LIGHT Project is to bring the light of Jesus Christ into Tokyo's workplaces and thereby to all of Tokyo. More details here: https://www.redeemercitytocity.com/light-project

Please come to hear Tomoko Sacks talk about the LIGHT project and how it is bringing the gospel to the workplace!

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Why Japan?

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Japan looks good on the surface. Japan is rich, has very few poor people, and low unemployment. There is 100% literacy, health care for virtually everyone, a lower infant mortality rate than the U.S., and the longest life-expectancy in the world by a good bit. Everything works. Japan is clean, and service is great.

Wow! They must be happy.

Wrong! Japan also has the highest suicide rate in the industrialized world. The average Japanese worker puts in more than 60 hours per week. A recent government study found that one in five workers are at risk of working themselves to death. It's such a big problem that Japan even has its own word for it: karoshi (death by overwork).

Beneath the surface, Japan is hurting deeply.

Japan’s greatest need is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Less than 1% of the Japanese people are Christian, making the Japanese the world’s 2nd largest unreached people group. So few have ever even of Jesus because they’re too busy working and too tired to pay attention. The LIGHT project’s focus on reaching and discipling men & women in the marketplace with the gospel is a key to to bridge this gap.

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