As missionaries we give a lot of presentations, and we get asked a lot of questions about Japan and the current state of evangelical missions in the country. Sometimes, it is hard to communicate wh...

Japan: State of Missions Infographic

As missionaries we give a lot of presentations, and we get asked a lot of questions about Japan and the current state of evangelical missions in the country. Sometimes, it is hard to communicate wh...

Shirahone onsen, Nagano prefecture, located in the Chūbu region of the island of Honshu, Japan (photo by Christian Rudelle, June 2014)

Shirahone onsen, Nagano prefecture, located in the Chūbu region of the island of Honshu, Japan (photo by Christian Rudelle, June 2014)

It was in 1865 when Fr. Petitjean dramatically met crypto-Christians at Oura Cathedral in Nagasaki. Japan had been closed for 250 years and Cristianity outlawed. These Christians had hidden all that time. About 60 titles by Fr. Petitjean from 1868 to 1883 were published in secret since the Edo Shogunate had banned Christianity. In 1873, the Ban on Christianity was abolished.

It was in 1865 when Fr. Petitjean dramatically met crypto-Christians at Oura Cathedral in Nagasaki. Japan had been closed for 250 years and Cristianity outlawed. These Christians had hidden all that time. About 60 titles by Fr. Petitjean from 1868 to 1883 were published in secret since the Edo Shogunate had banned Christianity. In 1873, the Ban on Christianity was abolished.

Okinawa, Japan. Base location map.  Kadena will ALWAYS have a place in my heart!

Okinawa, Japan. Base location map. Kadena will ALWAYS have a place in my heart!

Imam Mosque in Iran  http://www.flickr.com/photos/morelcreamsauce/sets/72157600240114559/

「世界の半分がある」と称されたイマーム・モスクの内部装飾、その圧倒的な壮麗

Imam Mosque in Iran http://www.flickr.com/photos/morelcreamsauce/sets/72157600240114559/

Christian Dior T shirt Good used condition.  Purchased in Japan. The tag says US 8 but it fits much much smaller and shorter. I normally wear S or XS in tips and see how it fits on me. Christian Dior Tops Tees - Short Sleeve

Christian Dior T shirt

Christian Dior T shirt Good used condition. Purchased in Japan. The tag says US 8 but it fits much much smaller and shorter. I normally wear S or XS in tips and see how it fits on me. Christian Dior Tops Tees - Short Sleeve

Cocktails like the "Little Devil" and the "Joan of Arc" come with crucifix-shaped stirrers.

Cocktails like the "Little Devil" and the "Joan of Arc" come with crucifix-shaped stirrers.

"Shopping in Japan" by changethisonce ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring Tommy Hilfiger, GET LOST, MANGO, Moschino, Blue Blue Japan, ZigZagZurich, Chanel, Shoes Like Pottery and Christian Louboutin

"Shopping in Japan" by changethisonce ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring Tommy Hilfiger, GET LOST, MANGO, Moschino, Blue Blue Japan, ZigZagZurich, Chanel, Shoes Like Pottery and Christian Louboutin

Christianity in Japan [ Jesuit and Japanese nobleman circa 1600 ] / 日本のキリスト教史 .jpg

Christianity in Japan [ Jesuit and Japanese nobleman circa 1600 ] / 日本のキリスト教史 .jpg

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