Since we did not speak much Japanese , we also used theater and dance to help communicate ideas and messages. We used magic to communicate ideas like little seed taking root and growing, or to communicate how starting to care about someone else can be like magic and lift you up. We do an act of a caterpillar becoming a butterfly to communicate the new life we can each find in the Father.
I talked to a number of young people who had no Bible and no way to get one. The religion of the nation is called, Shinto, “It is defined as an action-centered religion, focused on ritual practices to establish a connection between present-day Japan and its ancient past by making offerings and burning incense to statues (idols). Many of them have never heard the Gospel or read the Scriptures. We had a number of Bibles and it was thrilling to give them to people who said they would sincerely begin to read and open their mind.