I currently visit Soga weekly located 25 min. away by car from our chapel for Alive International to get to know people there and the town. My new team, the Chiba AO team, with partnering with Alive International, plans to plant the Alive International daughter church shortly. So, Soga is one of the candidates for […]
Alive International Congregation
I, Yuji, preach in English for Alive International once a month. On Nov.8, this time, I did from Luke 15:11-24. Yumiko S. translated my sermon into Japanese. Everybody knows that this scripture passage is about the parable of the Prodigal Son. But I again realized that this parable is not about the son who squandered […]
“JEF United Chiba finally won!” said a supporter of the team sitting in front of me. Tonight, I watch a professional soccer game with Tom, my friend, and my MTW Japan Chiba teammate. In the City of Chiba, my city, there is a professional soccer team called JEF United Chiba. This team is in the […]
Yuji worked as the worship leader in Japanese and also as the preacher in English during the AI Sunday service on May 17! You will see the beauty of an bilingual service through the video below!
Our Alive International Sunday-gathering services were resumed from Today! We of course still needed to wear masks, use sanitizers on our hands, and do social distancing, but anyways we could gather together to worship our God! It had been about thee months since we stopped gathering at the chapel. Today, about 55 people joined the […]
COVID-19 brought a lot of losses to our Alive International congregation, but it also brought us some blessings by God’s grace. One of the blessings for AI was the start of small groups over Zoom. Before the COVID-19 hit us, we had only a couple of small groups in AI; however, we now have “10” […]
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, I have not been able to meet my AI (Alive international) brothers in person at a local restaurant for our small group. We usually met there every Thursday morning before the pandemic. However, God has given us a new tool that enable us to meet. It is through ZOOM, an online conferencing […]
To slow down the spread of Coronavirus, our Alive International began to use online Sunday Service for those who could not come to the chapel. For the AI service of March 15th, I guided the service as the worship leader used in Japanese and the preacher used in English. Because of the threat of the virus, half of our congregation […]
I believe that everyone who joined the potluck had a great opportunity! On this Sunday, we had an international potluck (Hospitality Dinner) at my house for Alive International congregation. About 20 people joined it. We were blessed to be there together. This potluck reminded me of “International Potluck” at the chapel of EFree Lethbridge, which […]
We, Alive International congregation, had a wonderful retreat last Saturday and Sunday! This time, I preached in Japanese and my translator translated from Japanese to English for the congregation. Can you find my family members in these pictures?