The hospital is one of the larger private ones in the region and has been a pioneer in focusing on whole person healing in the name of Jesus Christ. This is carried out in several ministries. One is through the hospital chaplaincy program, and another is through hospice care. The hospital was in the forefront of the hospice movement in Japan and established the first hospice for children in Japan. Other ministries include a home health care nursing program and a geriatric facility.
Together the Japan Mission and Yodogawa Christian Hospital are looking to deepen their partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar. The focus will be on supporting the rebuilding of the Agape Hospital in Kalaymyo, Myanmar. Please remember these ministries in your prayers and pray for guidance as they discern other mission initiatives.
Japan boasts the third-largest economy in the world and is a major trading nation known for its high-quality products. Due to its rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, it is also a leading tourist attraction in Asia. However, with low birth rates and minimal immigration the population has decreased in recent years.
Most Japanese observe Shinto and/or Buddhist traditions, and many claim no religion at all. While the Christian faith has had a presence in Japan for several centuries, for various reasons there has been modest numerical growth of the Christian community. The church in Japan is mature and through its congregations and educational, welfare, and medical institutions, it continues to witness to the love of Jesus Christ and makes vital contributions to Japanese society.
About David Hudson
David was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. Along with his wife and family, he has served in Korea, Pakistan, and India. He and his wife, Sue, have also pastored churches in the United States. David is a Minister of Word and Sacrament and a member of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.
The two scriptures that have been formational in his life are John 4:19 and Matthew 5:9.
“We love, because God first loved us.”
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
Thank you for prayers and support!
David: January 4