Did you know that Japanese are 30 times more receptive to the Gospel OUTSIDE of Japan? (No scientific proof.)
However, when they return, 70-80% disappear from Christian fellowship. We can do something about this! We
need to be proactive not only in evangelizing them, but in preparing them for their lives in Japan so that when they
return, they don’t become survivors of faith but become ambassadors for Christ to bring His love, hope and peace
to Japan. How can we better help ourselves so that we can minister to them before they return? What can we do
after they return?
Shimizu, Setsu was born and raised in a pastor’s family in Kishiwada, Osaka. From the time she
was 15 years old and her family moved to Hawaii, she has lived in the U.S. She was involved in evangelizing
international students as a high school student and went on to study at Fuller Seminary, rededicating herself to the
Lord during Urbana 90. She was led to JCFN where she has been a full-time staff worker since 1994. She married
Masaomi Shimizu in June, 2011.