Japan Ministry Training – From Mission Trip to Witness

Japan Ministry Training

Japan ministry training is available in English online and free. This Japan ministry training is available for those who enroll and finish the getting started class. Enroll now. The class covers Christian Basics and locks in a scholarship into Christian Leaders Institute.

My name is Susan Cornelius, I am a missionary and live in Shimonoseki, Japan. I am taking the Japan ministry training offered. My home is on the main island of Honshu at the southwestern end. I was born in a small town in Pennsylvania. My father was a Pastor of a country church. I grew up in a loving, safe home. We went to church three times a week, to revivals, and to camp meetings. In my teen years I rebelled, it is a sad thing to admit, but true. I left home while still a teenager and married young, to an unbeliever. My parents were heartbroken but they prayed!! Praise God for His promise in Proverbs 22:6. My husband and I were saved after making a disaster of our lives and marriage.

I felt called to missions for years, but my husband did not, so we stayed in the states. We attended church, had three children and lived a somewhat normal American life. I constantly talked to my children of the world’s needs and missions. Dr. Dobson had a show that said, “Young families should have a plan just in case a husband/father dies.” I assured my children not to worry, I had a plan, if this happened to us we would hit the mission field. So they grew up with a keen sense of my passion for world missions.

Fast forward: My husband did not die but I started to do short term mission trips. I went with our son’s class to Central America, then I taught Conversational English in South Korea, in 2007 and 2008, for a month at a time. I was overwhelmed with a burning desire to serve abroad. Again my husband didn’t share my passion, but he was ok with me going. He wanted to find a way to help here in the states, so we did for about a year, we worked in a Christian ministry with troubled teen girls. It was after that he said yes, he would try out foreign missions.

We taught in Korea for about six months, then God opened the door for us to go to Japan. We teach Conversational English to reach people with the gospel. Our 22 year old daughter has also joined us and works with preschool students for the same purpose. I need more formal Bible training, so want to take the courses offered, thank you for making that possible. It is so exciting we can enroll in this Japan ministry training through the Internet.

Hironobu Horioka – Christian Basics Graduate of the Day

Hironobu Horioka –

“I live in Japan. I served a local church as a pastor for 8 years. After that I became a principal at Hokurikugakuin high school established by the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (PCUSA) in 1885. I worked there for 8 years and quit the job at the end of this March.

“One Lord’s day I attended a Sunday morning service after an absence of around 5 years. I then participated in Sunday morning services regularly, and the message of the Cross completely overwhelmed me. In the Christmas service in 1985, I was baptized to become a Christian at the age of 18. On that day my mother’s patient prayers were answered by our heavenly Father.

“My ministry dream is to serve the work of the Holy Spirit. I want to lead people to be born again, and I want to nurture all of God’s people with the bread of life. I want to accomplish this by establishing a Christian Center at Hokurikugakuin Educational Foundation. I also dream of unifying the churches in Hokurikugakuin.

“I strongly believe that now is the time when we Japanese Christians should walk with God as the light of the world, by the power of the Holy Spirit. However, our church, “the united church of Japan,” doesn’t have appropriate programs to teach people how to walk with God. I believe CLI’s programs will be helpful to strengthen Japanese Christians. At this point CLI’s programs will be integral in training Christian leaders in Japan. For this reason, I want to study CLI’s courses as many as possible by myself. After that I will recommend this program to others.”Hironobu Horioka

Hironobu Horioka Gets a Scholarship

“I’m not working right now, and I’m willing to study the Bible again. I don’t seek academic gain; I press for the more profitable goal of living and walking with God in daily life. CLI’s program will be helpful for me to study Bible again from the beginning. After studying CLI’s courses, I will share my reproducible walk with God with anybody whom I encounter as a neighbor in my life.

“In the local churches of Hokurikugakuin, the average congregation size is less than 40, and few young people attend church at all. This is because of the strong Buddhist tradition in our area. Pray that the Lord will use us greatly in Hokurikugakuin, bringing many to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through us. Also pray for the unification of the churches in Hokurikugakuin.”

Hironobu Horioka is on fire for Christ! He sees a culture deep in the clutches of Buddhism and desperately seeks to break the chains in the name of Jesus. Hironobu Horioka is a man with a purpose – a God given purpose. Now you can help Hironobu Horioka in his quest for the souls of the next generation of Japanese youth. Donating is simple, and even small gifts are greatly used by the Lord through His grace!