About KGK

KGK (Kirisutosha Gakusei Kai) is an evangelical ministry to university students in Japan and is a member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). We are seeking to reach university students in Japan with the gospel of Jesus Christ. At present, there are around 1,370 students who are involved in the ministry of KGK around the country. Some of the larger groups may have up to 30 students. Some campuses may have only one Christian student that we know of. If you are an international student or know someone who is coming to study in Japan, please contact the following staff members through this Google Form. They will be more than happy to connect you with students and staff in the area/region.
 Yasuyuki Kamata (International Ministry Staff worker) y.kamata@kgkjapan.net
 Kellie Nicholas (Missionary Staff worker in Kansai region) kellie@kgkjapan.net

Prayer Requests


HOKKAIDO region
1.Thank you for your prayers for Spring Camp. 30 people were able to gather together (both from within and from outside of Hokkaido), be encourage from God’s word and each other, and to be sent back to their campuses.
Please pray that as the new academic year begins, that prayer meetings and Bible study groups will be able to recommence.
2. On the 13th of May, Sapporo block will have a welcome event for new students. Please pray that many 1st year students can attend and that other blocks and campuses will also be able to organize similar events. Please also ask for God’s protection over the work of the regional student committee.
3. Please pray for the preparation of our Summer Camp which will be held from the 16th to the 19th of August. Pray that each member of the organizing committee will be faithful as they serve in this way.
4. On the 16th of September in Sapporo, their will be a 4oth Anniversary celebration of Hokkaido KGK. Please pray for the preparation of this event, that it will be a good time of thanksgiving for all that God has done and looking to the future work of KGK in Hokkaido.
5. Please pray for the protection of Jun Sugimoto and Nathanael Ayling as they travel around to visit and enjoy fellowship with students.

TOHOKU region
1.Please pray for the witness of the students.This year the regions theme is ‘Gospel courier service’. Please pray that each student will have a good understanding of the gospel and be able to share that with those around them.
2. Please pray for the 1st year students. Please pray that each campus will be able to organize events to welcome new students and that God will use the regional meetings in the beginning of May to help with this.
3. Please pray for the preparation for Summer Camp. This time the students from Yamagata University will be responsible for organizing it. Please pray that it will be a blessed time of fellowship while they spend time preparing together.

KANTO region
・Give thanks for the 1st year students who have been introduced to us and please pray that they will be able to be well integrated into campus groups.
・On the 13th of May (Saturday) we will have a welcome event for 1st year students. Please pray that many will attend and feel welcome.
・On the 20th of May (Saturday) we will have an event for those who have recently graduatied. This will be an opportunity for them to share how their new working life is going.
・Preparation for Summer Camp and Challenge Camp has started. Please pray for good relationships amongst the members of both committees and pray that they will be faithful in their preparation.
・Please pray for the new staff who have just started, that they will get used to things quickly and be able to serve the students faithfully.

TOKAI region
・Please pray that we might be given 50 new students.
・The members of the new regional and block committees have been chosen. Please pray that they will be able to faithfully serve God as they serve others.
・Please pray that campus groups will be able to recommence as the academic year begins. Please pray for the new 1st year students, that they will be able to grow in their relationship with God and can learn a lot through attending KGK. Paricularly pray for those campuses that have very few members, that more contacts will be made and that non-Christians will have the opportunity to be introduced to Jesus.
・Please pray that groups might be able to be started at universities that don’t have one yet.
・There are many students who feel tired. Please pray that they will be reminded daily of God’s grace and encouraged.
・Give thanks that we have a new Graduate assistance starting this year. Please pray that he will be able to connect and relate well with students.

HOKURIKU region
・Please pray that the 3 prefectures that have monthly prayer meetings (Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui) will be able to continue. Especially pray for the Toyama meeting as it was only restarted last year.
・Please pray that 1st year students will connect well with campus groups and that they will be able to respond to God’s word in all areas of their lives.
・Please pray for the ministry to graduates. Pray especially for the meeting that has started this year in Fukui, that graduates might be able to continue to meet together regularly. ・Please pray for the ministry of supporter's group, that they will be have a good understanding of KGK and can support the mission of KGK in Hokuriku.
・Please pray for Summer Camp, both for the preparation and that the teaching will be helpful for the students who attend.
・Upcoming meetings:
On the 27th of May, we will have a welcome event for new students. Please pray that it will help 1st year students understand the ministry of KGK. Pray that it will be a fun time together but also that the latter year students will do a good job of follow-up afterwards. In June, we are encouraging students to visit other Bible study groups to encourage one another. Please pray that this is the case.
・Please pray that Shinobu Inuma will quickly get used to working in Hokuriku and can support the work of the gospel there.

KANSAI region
■Give thanks for the 70 people who attended Spring Camp from the 6th-9th of March and that a good time of learning and fellowship was had by all.
■In 2017, the theme for Kansai block is based on 2 Timothy 4:2 ‘Preach the word, be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.’ Please pray that students will initiate conversations about the gospel. 
■Please pray that many 1st year students will come to campus and block meetings. Also pray for the welcome events: Hanawa block 29/4, Keiji block 9/5, Hyogo block 20/5.
■Please pray that God will bless our Kick-off camp from the 26th-27th of May.
■Please pray for Yutaro Shimizu who started as a Graduate Assistant in April, that he will be able to develop good relationships with students.
■In the 2016 financial year, the support for the work in the Kansai region declined. Please pray that God will raise up people who are willing to support the ministry and provide for our financial needs.

CHUSHIKOKU region
■Give thanks for a wonderful time at Spring Camp (13-16th of March) and that many students were able to attend.
■Please pray that we will be able to connect with Christian students, particularly 1st years, at the different universities in our region.
■Please pray for the campus work, particularly in areas where there are few students (Tottori, Shimane, Yamaguchi)
■Please pray that the non-Christian students that are connected to the ministry will decide to put their faith in Jesus and be saved.
■Pray that students and graduates can be a light for the gospel to the places that God has sent them.
■Please pray that the various prefecture meetings for graduates, will be a good time of fellowship, mutual encouragement and supporting one another in prayer.
■Please pray that God will raise up more workers for student ministry in the Chu-Shikoku region.

KYUSHU region
・Please pray for the continued protection of the campus meetings and monthly prayer meetings.
・Please pray for the spiritual health and well-being of the students.
・Also pray for the spiritual and physical health of the staff and his family. Please pray that amidst the many responsibilities he has, he will be faithful in all that he does.
・Please pray that God will continue to provide for the financial needs of KGK in this region.

OKINAWA region
・Give thanks that 3 students from Okinawa were able to attend Spring Camp in Kyushu, and were greatly encouraged. Please particularly pray for the students who have taken on new responsibilities this year, that they will be able to help grow the ministry in Okinawa.
・Please pray that we will connect well with 1st year students, and particularly for the welcome event on the 10th of June.
・On the 30th of April, we will have an event to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of KGK. Please pray that it will be a good opportunity to share about the work of KGK with those in local churches and enlist their support.
・Please pray that campus groups will be able to restart from May. Especially pray that Ryukyu and Meio Universities will be able to have regular Bible studies and that leaders will be ready to welcome new members.
・Please pray for Shinya Yoshizawa (responsible for Okinawa) and Moe Higa(who works there), that God will use them in his service of the students in Okinawa.

NATIONAL
1. Please pray for KGK General Secretary Shigenori Oshima, that he can lead the staff team faithfully.
2. Please pray that God will provide for the financial needs of KGK, and particularly that the response to the ‘70th anniversary appeal’ will be one of generosity.
3. Please pray for the administration staffs, support ministry to students in all that they do.
4. Please pray for God’s blessing on the fellowship amongst graduates and that they will continue to seek to support the ministry of KGK.


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