Come&Live! Artist Tour Report: Rivers & Robots in Japan

In early October, Rivers & Robots took an exploratory trip to Japan, to see what God is doing there and how they can be further involved in the future.
Denny Hurst

Denny Hurst serves in Come&Live! as the Artist Relations and Development Director and as staff writer.


A fellow UK artist/DJ/evangelist, “Galactus Jack”, has been going there for several years, and R&R joined him for the first time, visiting various churches and ministries in Tokyo and Yokohama. The aim of the trip was to meet missionaries, encourage young people, preach the Gospel, and see how they might serve there as a band in the next few years.

During their time there, the guys were able to pray for many young people, seeing around 85 of them make decisions to follow Jesus! This is amazing, considering the fact that everywhere they went, the people they met knew absolutely nothing about Christ! Even the celebrations of Christmas and Easter are very foreign concepts to the Japanese, as they have no reference points for them.

Rivers & Robots believe that God has placed His spotlight on this Asian nation, and that its people are ripe for a mighty outpouring of His Spirit. They sense God is about to move there in a powerful way, and do something incredible among Japanese young people.

The band definitely feels that this is only the beginning of their journey with Japan, and they look forward to all that God is going to do as they continue to follow where He is leading them.

Check out the VLOG series they made about the trip here.

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