Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! — Psalm 31:24
Despite great advancements in technology, economy and culture, Japan is one of the most secular nations in the world according to a World Values Survey. Because Japanese value human relationships above truth, traditional mission strategies that preach the truth of their salvation and redemption have had a difficult time taking root. Island ECC sends short-term mission teams to Japan to build and foster relationships and offer encouragement and relief to local organisations working within the nation.