The famous Chinese evangelist Rev. Christopher Sun has been invited by the Tokyo Metropolitan Christian Council in Japan to go to Tokyo for a three-day evangelistic campaign. This is the first time in the history a Chinese evangelist is invited by Japanese churches to outreach to local citizens directly.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Evangelistic Campaign will run from May 12 thru May 14. Since March 2005, the Tokyo Metropolitan Christian Council - an ecumenical body of the churches in Tokyo- has approached Sun to plan for the gathering. The preparation has even started as early as February 2005. This campaign aims to reach out to the general Japanese public with the message of the gospel.
In the light of the intensifying pressure in the relationship between Japan and the neighboring Asian countries due to the tragic history of wars and disputes, this evangelistic campaign has a very significant meaning, according to Sun.
"Because Christians just compose of seven percent of the total population in Japan, they have tried their best to voice out their opinions, such as not to worship in the temple, and not to delete the content on the invasion of Japan to other Asian countries in history books. However, the minority cannot impact the Japanese society greatly as a whole," Sun explained. This time the campaign will be a good opportunity to awake the conscience of Japanese people.
Sun further talked about the urgency of saving souls in Japan, "Many mission organizations and missionaries are willing to evangelize in the very remote Africa or other very dangerous regions, however they have no way to reach out to the 99.3 percent of the total population in Japan, who has never heard of the Gospel and perished because of lacking the salvation."
While the suicide rate in Japan is escalating, Sun has a strong commitment to preach the words of life from God and the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to the new generation of the 21st century in Japan.
Sun expected that the evangelistic campaign can change the wrong mentality of Japanese and preach the Gospel to all of Japan.
"I wish this Japan evangelistic campaign will be a good start. I also hope that many mission organizations and missionary will show more concern over evangelism in Japan," Sun concluded.
The Christopher Sun Evangelistic Association is an international, nondenominational ministry holding citywide evangelistic meetings in different cities all over the world. Founded in February 26, 1984, in Los Angeles, this ministry strives to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the leading and anointing of the Holy Spirit, preparing Gospel rallies with prayerful integrity, with the aim of glorifying our Heavenly Father.
The Christopher Sun Evangelistic Association is an associate of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA).