Meet Shannon, IM Missionary to Japan
I am Shannon Little and I minister in a suburb of Tokyo, Japan at Good News Chapel. I came to Japan in August of 2000 as a short-term missionary and served as a school nurse at an international school. During my 2 years of short-term ministry, God worked in my heart and I felt called to full-time ministry. I spent 5 years in America preparing and raising support and returned to Japan as a career missionary in 2007.
I teach English classes with a short Bible study to adults and children to build relationships with Japanese people and introduce them to Jesus. I am always amazed when my students read a very familiar passage of the Bible and comment that they have never heard that story before. But it is the highlight of my work to see them interested in the Bible and wanting to hear more! I also teach Sunday School in Japanese to the children of our church. Many of the Japanese Christians first heard about Jesus either in a Christian kindergarten or at a Sunday school class.
Japan is the 2nd unreached people group in the world and most Japanese people have never heard the gospel. Most have never even met a Christian! It usually takes a long time for a Japanese person to come to Christ. There are many social and cultural hindrances that are difficult to overcome. But God is at work in Japan, and we are seeing more and more people coming to Christ.
24 Unreached People Groups in Japan
How she is ministering to people in Japan
I am involved in the youth ministry Awana IMpact Project.
How you can pray for Shannon
- Pray that the hearts of the Japanese people will soften to the Gospel.
- Pray for boldness as I share the love of God with my Japanese friends.
- Pray for unity in our small church plant as we look toward buying a building and expanding our footprint in the community.
You can partner with Shannon to reach people in Japan with the Gospel.