It was in September of 1974 that I and another brother took a missionary journey down to Kyushu from Osaka.
After a hot summer and many road journeys to preach the Gospel in Hiroshima, Okayama, and Himeji, as well as staying quite
busy around the Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe area itself, a brother and I headed out by ferry, to Kyushu.
The mission: distribute 10,000 of our Gospel magazines that were sitting down there after another team left them there because
one of them got sick and they had to return.
This was going to take about two weeks to complete, as we had to sell the magazines for small donations too.
On the ferry we met a group of high school girls , who were on their way back from their school trip.
We talked and witnessed to them, and I sang them Gospel songs, and at the end we asked them if they wanted to pray and ask
Jesus Christ to come into their hearts.
There were about 500 of them, who gathered together and as we all held hands they repeated a salvation prayer and made Jesus
We later met 4 of them in Fukuoka, and went to the Zoo together as we shared more of the Bible with them. They were hungry
to hear it, and we got their addresses and kept writing to them for awhile sending them more Gospel literature.
On this trip we stayed at a one room little Japanese apartment, with no bath, so we had to go to the public bath every night.
The students that got saved and filled with the Holy Spirit
was the highlight of this trip, but we did manage to get out all of the magazines that had our gospel message, and prayed
with many people the prayer of Salvation, young and old.
It was a time when foreigners were a rare sight to be seen on the streets doing missionary work, so we stuck out like a sore
We returned to our Osaka base satisfied that we had gotten out all the magazines, but most of all that we had been used by
God to lead many souls into His kingdom during those two weeks.