Monday, February 24, 2014

We give thanks to God

Fabulous February

Psalm 105:1 says, Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!”

We give thanks to the Lord for what He has done among us in the English Ministry. We rejoice with those who have successfully finished their studies/research work here in Japan, namely: Chris Adenyo (Ghana), Joan Ketcha (Cameroon); and elsewhere, Nao Sakata in Australia. We also give thanks for the successful staging of a Charity Concert dubbed, “One Heart, One Mind, One Song” despite the rain and other obstacles. The performers, Jason Enriquez, Atsuko Waka, Gordon Hyppolite, Rumiko Fujino & Yoriko Inaba did very well to the audience’s great satisfaction. Panelists on love and relationships also blessed the Fellowship Night on February 16 with so much fun and thoughtful discussions. Our Lighthouse English Café (LEC) had the most number of attendance breaking our expectations with 36 people both guests and volunteers.

We call on the Name of the Lord for healing on several people who had been sick, hospitalized and some are still recovering. The influenza virus is still affecting many people in the church. We also ask for your prayers that God would bless the planned trip of some Doshisha University students and I to the Philippines from March 9~15. Pray for safety and a fruitful time in reaching out to survivors of the super typhoon Haiyan in Matabas Island in Western Visayas region.

We would like to testify of His deeds among the peoples too. The new Thank Jesus It’s Friday (TJIF) at church had a good turnout last February 21st. It’s been envisioned to bridge the distance between the regular worship service and our outreach ministry to the campuses; not only that several nations were represented, but that we got to enjoy international dishes prepared by those who came. The Assembly Kyoto Church has positioned herself not only as an international church, but also as a mission-minded congregation that reaches out to peoples of different nations without prejudice.

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