Hope-supported missionary, Cynthia Ruble, recently shared about her experience working with “the least of these” in Japan.
She writes: “In 2011, a Japanese filmmaker featured our work supporting adoption in a documentary which identified me as a Christian missionary. This documentary was the first in a series that greatly influenced the image of adoption in Japan. Because of the documentary, and my own adoption of a boy with Down syndrome, I was asked, along with Japanese adoption advocates, to speak to members of the Japanese government in Tokyo as they considered new, restrictive adoption policies.
Eventually, the officials decided to continue to allow private adoption agencies such as the Christian one we use. Rather quickly, the government went from anti-adoption to decidedly pro-adoption. In fact, our local government often sends pregnant women to our ministry to live—even knowing the women will be required to have devotions with me every night and go to church.”
Read more from Cynthia at The Gospel Coalition website here.