The students of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Sadly, though there are about 50,000 students in Sapporo, very few are Christians; many of the churches do not even have one student. Yet, they are open to new things; they’re at a stage to consider their identity, their direction in life. That is why at fmZERO we want to make the most of this window of opportunity. We long to see loads of Japanese students coming to know and love the Lord Jesus and so making an impact on the Japanese church and on Japanese society.
You could help follow up the many students we have contact with, befriend them, share your faith with them, share God’s living and powerful Word with them, both formally and informally. You could help us to be an encouragement and support to the few Christian students in Sapporo who struggle to share their faith with others. You could also help us to make contact with the thousands of Japanese students in Sapporo who don’t yet know Jesus.
Sapporo has 4 distinct seasons. The winters are cold and long with a lot of snow for half the year, which some struggle with. Snow shovelling may be required, but the heating inside apartments and buildings is generally good! It is a city of about 2 million with good public transport in the centre, but not so much in the suburbs. It can be difficult adjusting to the differences of Japanese culture, and Japanese is a challenging language to learn, but it is a relatively safe and convenient place to live.