Author: Eric Panich

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, […]
“The punishment that brought us peace was on him. By his wounds, we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)___What a verse! Today (Dec.13, 2020), I preached from Isaiah 53:5 for Alive International Congregation. It was the 3rd Advent serve. I preached in English this time. I know people now need true peace in their hearts especially now […]
This is a picture of AI youth we took after the service of Nov. 29. You can see our AI youth (but some are adult members.) We are an international congregation from Canada, America, Philippine, and Japan! I love this congregation and diversity. I pray that God continues to work on our youth that we […]
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 […]