Sunday Highlight: April 11
Most of us watch at least some of the Olympics, wherever the games are held in the world. Today, let’s make the Olympics part of our prayer time. Remember that the Olympics were to have been held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2020. But they were rescheduled to summer, 2021. Daniel and Tara Rice are two our Southern Baptist missionaries in Japan. Their whole ministry has been to ensure that the thousands of people who come to the games will also hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our church supports Daniel and Tara through our Cooperative Program giving. Japanese churches will host parties in which local residents can come and watch the games. Some churches will have festivals. All these events will include sharing the gospel.
Just outside one Olympic venue, the Rices and Japanese Christians will set up an outreach hub to share the gospel. There will be a full court press, so to speak, of following up with all who show an interest in the gospel.
Let’s pray that, as the world comes to see the greatest athletes compete, they will also hear the world’s absolutely greatest story about how Jesus was sent to bring salvation.
Thank you for learning more about the ways your church’s gifts through the Cooperative Program are the financial fuel for reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation. Connect the offering plate to the mission field with “52 Sundays” resources.