Our next RJC Webinar will take place on January 11, 5:00 pm PST. Here are the details:
In order for us to be able to prepare the returnees before they return to Japan, we need to prepare, equip, and train ourselves so that we can serve them in the best way we can.
So what should we do? Well, there are SO many things we can do from praying for them to actually visiting them, of course we can do Bible study with them while they are here and skype them once they return.
In this session, we will skim through returnees’ challenges and how to prepare ourselves for them because of the time limitation. But I hope you will have a big picture and general direction on how to prepare yourself to prepare returnees.
The presenter will be Setsu Shimizu. She has been serving returnees since 1993 through JCFN. (Japanese Christian Fellowship Network: www.jcfn.org) She started out not knowing what ‘returnees’ and ‘reverse culture shocks’ were. She just wanted to help her friends to continue to grow in the Lord. Since then, she leaned a lot from many international student ministers, and her own experiences, but most of all from her returnee friends.