IMB missionaries Daniel and Tara Rice have been planning and coordinating the 2021 Olympic outreach strategy for the IMB. They have been focusing on connecting Japanese people to God, Japanese churches to each other, and the Japanese church to the world.
During the Olympics, Japanese churches will host viewing parties where the community can come to churches to watch the athletic events and hear the Gospel. Japanese churches will also host open-crowd festivals on their church properties as a means of sharing the Gospel. The Rices, Japanese Christians, and volunteers from the US also will host an outreach hub outside of an Olympic venue.
THE COOPERATIVE PROGRAM is the financial fuel for reaching every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state, and every nation. Your support through the Cooperative Program allows missionaries to partner with local believers, as well as other volunteers, to proclaim the Gospel throughout their respective countries.
PRAY for IMB missionaries, Japanese churches, and Southern Baptist volunteers from the US who will be sharing the Gospel during the Olympics this summer and that the people they speak to will have open hearts and minds.