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) email@example.com
Kellie Nicholas (Missionary Staff worker in Kansai region) firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Give thanks for the events and camps that happened over Christmas and New Year。Please pray that students will be able to give thanks for the things that God has been doing on campuses.
2. Please pray for the planning for our Spring Camp (7-10th of March). This time we will be learning what the Bible has to say about the ‘Kingdom of God’. Please pray that all who attend will respond to God’s call on their lives.
3. Many of the students who are involved in the ministry in Hokkaido will be graduating in March. Please pray that God will help them as they move into this next stage of life and also that God will bring many new students to be a part of our fellowship.
4. As always, please pray for the safe travel of Jun Sugimoto and Nathanael Ayling as they travel on winter roads and that they might be able to follow up individual students well.
1.1.Please pray for the Seikan Camp (12-14/1) with the theme ‘What the person?
2. Please also pray for Spring camp (28/2-3/3) where we will be thinking about the topic ‘Running the marathon of life’.
3. Please pray that God will raise up the next generation of leaders for the block and different campus groups.
・In March (13-16th) we will have our Spring Camp. Please pray that it will be a time of encouragement for students and that they will be spurred on for the new academic year.
・We are thankful that every year we are introduced to new students by local churches and KGK graduates. Please pray that this year, many new students will be connected to the various activities of KGK.
・Please pray that the Kanto ‘new students welcome party’ (13/5)will be a good start for the new students.
・On the 18th of March, we will have our graduates AGM, give thanks for staff who are finishing up and welcome those who will begin in April. Please pray that it will be a time of giving praise to God for all that He has done over the last year.
・Please pray that students will be able to finish their exams well.
・Please pray that we will be able to make contact with many new students.
・Please pray for protection for the students who are graduating, that they will continue to grow in their faith.
・Please pray for the students organizing Spring Camp, that they will remain healthy and be able to do a good job.
・Please pray for those who are attending camps over February and March, that they will have safe travel and will be blessed by meeting together.
■We are very thankful that on the 11th of November the Toyama meeting was able to be restarted and that both a Christmas party and graduates event was possible. Please pray that students will be committed to meeting together on a regular basis and that campus groups will also be able to continue.
■Give thanks that both Kanazawa and Fukui areas monthly meeting have been a blessing to students, that they have been encouraged by meeting together on campus and supporting one another in prayer. Please pray that this will continue in the new academic year.
■Please pray that graduates are encouraged as they meet together monthly in both Kanazawa and Toyama, and that they will live as lights to Jesus in the places they have been sent. There are plans to start a similar meeting in the Fukui area in March, so please pray that it will be able to continue.
■Please pray for the following gatherings:
・AGM of the supporter group（4th February)
・‘Protecting freedom of religion’ meeting (11th February)
・‘Hand-over’ camp (14-15th February)
・National Evangelical students Training Conference（20-25th February), that many students attend and are able to bless the ministry where they come from because of what they learn.
・Spring Camp（8-10th March) : looking at the book of Ecclesiastes
■Please pray for Shinobu Inuma who will take over responsibility of the Hokuriku region from April. He will be officially welcomed to the role on the 15th of April at a meeting for students and graduates.
■Please pray that our Spring Camp (6-9th of March) will be a great time of learning and fellowship and that many students decide to attend.
■Please pray that non-Christian students will be warmly welcomed in our campus and block meetings. Please also pray for a smooth hand-over of the students leaders.
■Please pray for the staff team: for good physical and spiritual health and that we will work well together.
■In the new academic year, we will have a new Graduate Assistant (GA) joining our staff team. Give thanks that many graduates and students turned up to Yutaro Shimizu’s supporters night (14/1) and that many will be keen to support him as he begins this ministry.
■We are very thankful that our end-of-year camp (26-28th December)was a good time of learning (about the Apostles’ Creed) and fellowship.
■Please pray for the planning of Spring Camp (13-16th March)and that it will be a time of the students growing in their faith.
■Please pray for the campus ministry in Tottori and Shimane.
■Please pray that the non-Christian students that we have relationships with, will make a decision to follow Jesus.
■Please pray that we will have contact with Christian students at various universities, including 1st year students.
■Please pray that students and graduates can live lives that are a witness to the gospel to those that they live and work amongst.
■Please pray that the gatherings of graduates in various prefectures, will be a good time of prayer, fellowship and encouragement.
■Please pray that God will raise up more workers for student ministry in the Chu-Shikoku Region.
・Please pray that many students will encounter God during their time at university and that they will be people who seek His glory in all things and love their churches.
・Please pray that campus groups will be able to continue in the new academic year, that many new students will join and particularly pray for the new student leaders.
・Please pray for the staff as they travel around visiting students, that they will be kept safe and also for their families who are at home. Pray that they will develop good relationships with students, as well as growing in their knowledge of the Word and living it out in their lives.
・Please pray that God will provide for the finances of the ministry both on a regional and national level.
・Please pray that we will be ale to start regular meetings at Ryukyuan and Meio Universities.
・On the 17th of February, we will have our student general meeting. Please pray for the students who will be taking up leadership roles in the new academic year and that together we will be able to think about how we can make Jesus known at the universities in Okinawa.
・At the end of February, 3 students will attend NET (National Evangelical student Training) conference. Please pray that it will be an encouraging time and that students will be able to learn a lot. Please also pray that what they learn will be good training and that they will be able to use it for the good of the ministry.
・Please pray for the preparation of the ‘Open seminar’ (30th April) being held at Okinawa Christian University as a part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of KGK. Please pray that many people will attend and that it will be a good opportunity for people to hear about the ministry of KGK and be encouraged to support it.
・There are a number of students who have returned from abroad after becoming Christians while they were away. Please pray that they will be able to work out how to live as Christians in their hometowns and that the ministry of KGK will be able to encourage them to do that.
・Please pray for Shinya Yoshizawa (who is responsible for Okinawa region) as he juggles many responsibilities, and particularly for his family. Also pray for Moe Higa as she continues her work and study.
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 staff as they settle the accounts for the end of financial year and seek to 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.