Thursday, February 26, 2009

From Yakuza to God's Gang

Hiroyuki Suzuki probably wouldn't be your first pick in putting together a team of people to share the Gospel in Japan. Missing the tip from each pinky finger, and branded with permanent tattoos from time spent as a Yakuza member, Suzuki-san nowadays serves our Heavenly Father at Siloam Christ Church in Chiba prefecture. 1 Corinthians 1:27 says, "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." This is clearly visible in the transformative power of the Holy Spirit at work in Suzuki-san's lie and ministry. Pray that His light would shine bright in Chiba and beyond.
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