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I Thank My God

I thank my God every time I remember you (Philippians 1:3). Remembering the students at Christ Bible Seminary in Nagoya, Japan.

At Christ Bible Seminary, each student is a miracle.

Japan is a country with a Christian population of only 0.21%. For Japan to become a nation reached with the Gospel, we’ll need hundreds of churches planted per year. That will require hundreds of pastors and evangelists equipped per year.

Oji-san was a Fukushima evacuee who lost his home...and saw this as an opportunity for a new Nozomu-kun grew up the son of a pastor in Hokkaido...he desires to plant churches in Toyama, a rural area in Japan where there is currently almost no Christian presence. Kazue-san desires to use business as mission…she desires to open a café in Nagoya with Jesus as the CEO.

With 26 full-time students and a good number of part-time students, CBS is one of the largest seminaries in Japan. Christ Bible Seminary has the potential to be used by God as a center for church-planting and evangelism. The number one reason students do not pursue ministry training in Japan is the cost.

Would you please remember Christ Bible Seminary? Would you please thank God for each student here? Would you please ask God to bless, grow, and guide these students?

Would you remember CBS students with your giving? Please consider supporting the students at CBS and the many more who would love to come, but who lack the financial support. Please consider giving to our CBS scholarship fund or becoming a CBS Student Sponsor (annual scholarship gift of $2,000).

You can meet a few of our students by watching their videos on this page. We will update this page every week with a few new videos. As you hear their voices and their stories, please thank God for the miracle of these students.

We thank our God every time we remember you—

Brett Rayl
CBI Director/Team Leader

Michael Oh
Chancellor of CBS
Board Chairman of CBI

Hideyuki shares his story.

Please pray for Hideyuki Kawai, a student at Christ Bible Seminary. Please pray: For his financial need. That he can study, filled with the Holy Spirit. That many people will see God in him and in the relationship with his wife.

Ai shares her story.

Please pray for Ai Umezawa, a student at Christ Bible Seminary in Nagoya, Japan. Please pray: That Ai will serve God using the gifts that God gave her. That she will rely fully on God for her future.

Tak shares his story.

Takatsugu Nomura is a first year student at CBS. He has asked us to pray: For his stable academic performance. For scholarship opportunity. For connection to seminary in the United States.

Kazue shares her story.

Kazue Ishihara is a student at CBS. She has asked us to pray: Her vision of a Biblical Share House for people to live together and to find more houses and enough support for her vision

Dan shares his story.

Dan Bowker is a student at CBS. God is leading him to be a pastor here in Japan. Please pray that he will make that happen.

Dai shares his story.

Dai Matamura is a CBS student who is currently planting a church in Mie Prefecture. Dai has asked us to pray for these things: Pray that I may get wisdom from God. Pray that I may have God's anointing. Pray that I will be filled with God's vision and with faith.

Hiroko shares his story.

Soh shares his story.

Please pray for Soh Nakayama, a student at CBS. (Fellow student Takatsugu Nomura translates for him in this video). Soh has asked for prayer for these things: "Please pray for God to fulfill my needs. Please pray, too, for my work after I graduate from CBS."

Asako shares his story.

"I am getting married to another student from CBS in February 2014. Please pray that we can give glory to God through our marriage and that He will use us for His work."

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