In an article entitled A Shelf Full of Gods — and No Hope, Brianna Langley tells the story of Machiko — a Japanese woman who suffered from depression and a severe social anxiety disorder known as hikikomori.
Through a variety of God-ordained encounters, this Buddhist woman was drawn to a group of believers and after several months of observing the life of her new friends and being immersed into their expression of Christian community, Machiko converted to Christ. And she was set free from her depression and social anxiety!
What a wonderful story of how an unbeliever was immersed into Christian community and — through her observation of the love of God expressed among the members of that community and toward her — came to know Christ!
COUNTRIES IN THIS ARTICLE: Japan