The history of Mount Akagi dates back to the 1950s when a group from Madison College sought to be a light for Christ in Japan. Located on a mountain in central Japan, overlooking the Kanto Plain, the ministry team is often reminded of the vast field that still needs to know Christ. With a lifestyle center, a bakery, health lectures, and Bible studies already in operation, Mount Akagi is working to create and grow training programs and various media outlets to help spread the gospel throughout Japan.
A bakery was established by families from Eden Valley Institute is still extant today. The bakery staff reaches out to the health-conscious in the community and in other parts of Japan through farmers’ market and a local health food store. Those venues are provided with unique products, such as sprouted wheat burger buns, walnut bread rolls, black sesame crackers, and a variety of other baked goods.
Mount Akagi also runs a lifestyle center on campus. There are a number of activities in town as well, like monthly health lectures for the public and weekly Bible studies.
The ministry has a reputation of offering quality education. The staff is working with the Lay Institute for Global Health Training (LIGHT) to translate materials in Japanese and begin an online training school with hopes of opening an on-campus school. Mount Akagi also looks forward to resuming the English language school. Plans for video and other media ministries are underway as well.
In May, Mount Akagi Institute in Japan will host a mission group to help provide a much-needed facelift to its lifestyle center. For more than 50 years, Mount Akagi has facilitated medical missionary work in Japan. In 1978 three families from Eden Valley Institute, an OCI ministry in Colorado, helped to expand the work there….
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