A small group from Koza Baptist Church in Okinawa, Japan, were recently blessed to be invited into a local apartment complex to have fun, lead games and present the gospel.
In the weeks leading up to the outreach that was held in late July, several children who were out of school for summer break would ride their bicycles to the church to use the church playground. This often led to some of them coming inside and asking for snacks or water, which opened the door for the church staff to serve local Japanese families close to the church.
Water balloons, games and sharing Jesus
A group that included Koza’s Missions Pastor Hunter Gray, some of the Japanese-speaking staff, and the Jones family (IMB missionaries to Japan) coordinated with the local community. As a result, several relationships were established creating more outreach opportunities in support of the community. During the outreach, kids and adults tossed 3,000 water balloons and played other interactive games. They also presented the good news of Jesus Christ to all in attendance and ask for prayer for their follow-up. Chris Eyre is the senior pastor of Koza Baptist Church.