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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kellie Nicholas (Missionary Staff worker in Kansai region) email@example.com
■Thank you for your prayers that Kitami-Kougyo University and Rakuno-Gakuen University groups would be able to start up again. Praise God that this has been able to happen and please pray that God will use and bless the campus and block Christmas events.
■On the 26th-28th of December we will have a camp looking at the difference between men and women. Please pray for the students who are preparing the camp, as they do this over Skype. Please pray for pastor Tanaka and his wife as they prepare, and that it will be a good time of students learning what the Bible says about how God has made us differently and the blessings of marriage.
■Please pray for the preparation for our Spring Camp (13-16th of March). Please also pray that new high school graduates can attend and be invited by the KGK students and graduates in their churches.
■Please continue to pray for the health and safety of Jun Sugimoto and Nathanael Ayling, particularly as they travel on the icy roads.
■Please pray that students take up the opportunities that the Christmas season affords to witness to their friends.
■Our end of year camp will be on the theme ‘Worship’. Please pray that the students will gain a greater understanding of what they Bible has to say and also for the speaker Sousei Nagai.
■Please pray for the students of the Nigata region as they prepare for Spring Camp and also for the speaker Pastor Naoki Yamagishi (Ikarashi Christ Church).
■Give thanks for the 140 students who attended our KGK Camp II on the 13th and 14th of October.
■At the recent 70th anniversary celebrations of KGK, students from the Kanto area were involved as part of a dance group (KDK) and also a student orchestra. Please pray that non-Christian students who participated will have had an opportunity to hear the gospel.
■During the Christmas season campus and block groups will have special events. Please pray that students will heart the gospel and realize what it means for them personally.
■Please pray for the preparation of Spring Camp (13-16th March), that students will be willing to serve and that those who attend will be know the grace of God.
■Please pray that our Christmas even on the 2nd of December will be a great opportunity for evangelism. Please also pray for our end of year camp (28-29th December) that it will be a good time of fellowship.
■Please pray that students will put God first in their lives amidst the busyness of tests and prac. Please pray for their emotional and spiritual health at this time.
■Please pray that in 2018, Tokai region will continue to work for the glory of God.
■Please pray for the staff and volunteers who work in the Tokai region.
■Please pray that non-Christian students may experience the gospel and be led to salvation as we celebrate the miracle of Christmas.
■The handover process for the new student committee has begun. Please pray that each member will continue to serve with joy and have the opportunity to grow in their faith.
■In February, there will be a general meeting of the Supporting Committee. Please pray for these churches and graduates who support KGK, that the review of the last year and planning for the next, will be encouraging.
■Please pray that the preparation for Spring Camp will go well and that it will be a time of growth for all that attend.
■In March, many of our current group of students will graduate. Please pray that God will be raising up new students who can take on responsibility for the ministry.
■Give thanks for the great time of learning at Autumn Camp (Witnessing Life) and Bible Expo (looking at 2 Timothy with Grahame Smith) on 10-11th November.
■Please pray for campus and block meetings in second semester and that Christmas events will have many non-Christians attend.
■Please pray for the preparation of Spring Camp (13-16th March). The theme is ‘Mine’ , the theme verse John 3:16 and the speaker will be Pastor Ikumi Kato.
■On the 11-12th February, we will have a young graduates camp on the theme of ‘Quiet’. The speaker will be Pastor Makito Masaki.
■Please pray for the work and health of Yutaro Shimizu (Graduate Assistant). Please also pray for Dene Hughes and his family as they are on deputation in Australia until the middle of February.
Please pray that all of the staff will be able to build good relationships with students and support them in whatever way possible.
■Please pray that God will provide for the financial needs for this year.
■Please pray that students will have courage to take the ‘next step’ in evangelizing their schools.
■Please pray that groups can be started at universities that don’t have them, and will continue on those that do.
■Please pray for the areas of Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi where we have very few student contacts.
■Please pray that students and graduates will live as faithful followers of Jesus.
■Please pray that prefectural graduate meetings will be a time of good fellowship and supporting student ministry.
■Please pray that God will raise up more workers for the ministry to students in the Chu-Shikoku region.
■Please pray for the end of year camp from the 26-28th of December, looking at what the Bible says about men and women.
■Please pray for Spring camp that will happen between the 13-16th of March.
■Please pray for next year, that campus and block meetings will continue in the different prefectures. Please also pray that God will give us contact with many new students, particularly first years.
■Please pray that students have a mature and strong faith, and that they will be young people who help build the church.
■Please pray for the students who will attend NET (National Evangelical students Training) and Spring Camp. Please also pray that we will be able to continue to send volunteers to Kumamoto to help with the relief efforts.
■Please pray for the physical and spiritual health of the staff, volunteers and their families, and that they can be faithful as they serve students.
■Please pray that God will provide for the financial needs of the region.
■Please pray that students will be live each day with Christ as their Lord and be encouraged in their faith.
■Please pray for our Christmas party on the 9th of December, that students will invite their non-Christian friends and that they will be about to hear the gospel faithfully proclaimed.
■Please pray that Mei, Ryuku and Okinawa Christian Universities will be able to continue to have regular meetings. There are many of the KGK members who will graduate in March. Please pray that God will be raising up students who can take over leadership, particularly that he will provide contact with many first year students.
■Please pray for physical and spiritual health of staff workers Shinya Yoshizawa and Moe Higa.
■Give thanks for the wonderful time we spent celebrating the 70th anniversary of KGK. Please pray for the opportunity to reflect on the many blessings received at the ‘Anniversary revisited’ event on the 13th of January.
■Please pray that God will provide abundantly for the financial needs of KGK. Pray particularly for the 70th anniversary offering which had reached 81% of our goal by mid November. Please pray that it will reach 100% by the end of March.
■Please pray for Shigenori Oshima (National Director) and the other members of the senior staff team as they seek to support the ministry around the country.
■Please pray for the work of the office staff, that they will be able to work faithfully to support student ministry. Pray particularly for the busy time from January to March as they work to finalize things for the end of the financial year.
■In August of 2019, KGK will host the East Asian Graduates Conference in Tokyo. Please pray for those who are involved in planning and that it will be a good opportunity for fellowship between graduates from various regions.