I am honored to work with these two godly men for Alive International. Tom, next to me, is an MTW missionary from America and a pastor for AI. Tetsuya is one of the pastors of Oyumino Christ Church and a pastor for AI. We regularly meet every week at a cafe near our chapel to […]
It has been three months since this new club for young adults began. Natalie, an international student here in Japan from Hong Kong, joined Yuji’s ECC on 10/17 for the first time. She is a seeker and sometimes joins our Alive International services. She is so unique in many ways. She was born in Hong […]
Please pray for our international church planting as Alive International’s daughter church in Soga in the City of Chiba! I visit there once a week to walk prayerfully, speak to local people, and distribute my English Conversation Club. I desire that I hope we, as Alive International, can create a couple of small communities, including […]
Today was the last day of the City to City Pacific Asia Two-week Intensive church planting course. And by God’s grace, I could complete the course! These two weeks, I was always in my room participating in the course over Zoom. I was tired but was very encouraged to learn about church planting. 16 church […]
We ALL finally could gather together IN PERSON since COVID 19 his us! Because this time, we gathered OUTSIDE of the chapel to worship, everyone could come without the number limitation. Although several people joined us over zoom, it was a wonderful opportunity to be together to celebrate Easter! I thanked God, who held off […]
This Monday, March 29th, we had a zoom call with our friends and supporters in North America. It had been three months since the last zoom call meeting with them. This time, we had about 30 attendees and most of them were from Alberta, Canada. We were so blessed to spend time with them by […]
Last month, our small school, Covenant Community School International, celebrated three graduates who finished their Japanese-track elementary school. Eri, as a teacher to them, gave her speech. It was an emotional moment for the graduates, their families, and Eri, who sacrificed her passion and her energy. Two of them are supposed to step up into […]
A new sermon series just began for Alive International Congregation! It is a 3-week-sermon series from Psalm 23:1-6. I preached from v.1-3 on 3/14, Sunday, three days ago. Tom will preach from v.4-5 and then Tetsuya will do from v.6. I realized that David, the author of this psalm, knew that he was like a […]
I preached on “the International Community” from the Book of Ruth 1:1-18 on January 10. This was one of the six-week sermon series on Alive International Vision Statement. Mine was the second one. We three each (Tom, Tetsuya, and I) preach on in twice. I enjoy preaching with Tom and Tetsuya on the same vision. […]
It was a wonderful opportunity to have a zoom update meeting for our friends and supporters in Canada and America! I could share with them what we are doing in Japan with PowerPoint. I was encouraged to continue to have this meeting once every three months! Though COVID 19 has brought many challenges to us, […]