Akarin’s monthly report Feburary
The final class for 3rd year students is done, presentations of research report are over, and I’m immersed in the final papers. I’m at the peak of happiness with nice weather and delicious food.
Last month, I discussed recent developments in the university’s research on “hands-on” project-based learning. I’ve successfully completed my presentation on campus and my internship at JCFN. Thank you for your prayers.
I learned a lot during my one-year internship at JCFN and my research on the theme of returnees and scope of the research, and I was able to present my findings of my research. If you asked me if it was difficult, I’d say the opposite. I’m a returnee Christian, and through fellowship with other returnee Christians, I made significant realizations and gained new perspectives.
My study didn’t have the same conclusion. It’s because I came to realize that I’d want to continue to think about returnee Christians in the future, rather than ending with this short period internship or research project.
I’m really looking forward to meeting and fellowshipping at JCFN events and with other returnee Christians as a continuation of my research, and I pray that the Lord will help me to enjoy, study, and pray about the rest of my internship, praying to the Lord.
Event Info Useful for Returnees March, 2023
Event Info Useful for Returnees
◎ANRK Women’s Small Group (Japan. online)
Basically 2nd & 4th Thursdays 20:30〜22:00 (Zoom)
About 3-6 people gather each time and encourage each other through updates, Bible study (M28), and prayer. If you are interested, please contact us!
If you are interested in joining, please contact JCFN Japan Office: email@example.com
◎WINGS Youth Ministry (CA, USA)
We have three gatherings! (All bilingual! Hours are California time.)
◯Weekly online devotions every Monday at 8 pm. (Japan: Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m., noon starting 3/14)
◯Weekly online bible study every Friday at 5:00 p.m. (Japan: Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m. from 3/18)
◯Monthly in-person WINGS event! This month it’s March 4 at RISE OC at 5pm!
It’s all bilingual youth ministry! Middle and high school students, come on out!
◎APU Friday (CA, USA)
Fridays, March 3, 17, and 24 at 7 p.m. at Azusa Pacific University. (And April: 7, 14, 28; May: 12, 19!)
There will be games, food, heart-warming worship and sharing! We invite you to join us, even if you are not yet a Christian!
◎RJC International Conference (CA, USA)
March 2nd-4th, Calvary La Habra (1370 S EUCLID ST., LA HABRA, CA 90631)
This conference is for those who are interested in bringing the gospel to the Japanese and Japanese-speaking people. From those who are just getting started to experienced missionaries. This is a conference for Japanese speaking and non-Japanese speaking people, Japanese and non-Japanese, who have a heart for evangelism to the Japanese people. All programs are bilingual! In-person and online (partial) participation is available. In either case, registration is required, so please visit the website.
◎ANRK March Kansai Returnee Meeting (Japan)
Saturday, March 4th
Nice to meet you & long time no see, we are ANRK, the Kansai Returnee Christian Association.
Whether you have just returned home, have been back for a long time, or are not a returnee but love returnees, please join us at the March meeting🌷.
It may be getting a little warmer, but we are also planning more physical activities 🏃💨.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet new people, be thankful for new encounters and reunions that God connects us with, and enjoy a fun-filled gathering full of laughter.
◆Meeting place and time
13:30 Gather at the ticket gate of JR Morinomiya Station (look for the staff with ANRK signs)
Dismissal around 16:00
If you are coming from the middle of the day or cannot be at the station at the meeting time, please send a message to ANRK’s account or contact one of your friends who will definitely attend the meeting to confirm the location in the park.
In Osaka Castle Park
We will meet at the station on the day of the rally and then move around together to find a suitable location!
In case of bad weather, we may announce the change on the Facebook event page the day before or on the day of the event.
If the weather looks uncertain, please be sure to do a final check before you go!
◆Contact information on the day of the event
Please leave a message on our FB event page or account, and ANRK staff will respond.
facebook event page
◎JCFN Japan online prayer meeting “V.OCHAHOP” (Japan, online)
Saturday, March 11th 10:00〜11:00
facebook event link
◎GiFT ~Gather! Spring Photo Contest on Railroad! 🚃~ (Japan)
Saturday, March 11, 13:00-16:00 (doors open from 12:30)
Place: Akabane Church of Christ Church of Japan
Held in person (capacity of 40 people)
⚠️Please make sure to register at using the registration form.
Please purchase a JR Metropolitan pass (760Yen) before meeting at the church.
Come have a time of fellowship in a different setting!
facebook group pgae
◎Inspa prayer meeting (Japan, online)
Sunday, March 12th, 20:00~20:30 (30 minutes only) (every 2nd Sunday evening for August)
At Zoom (Meeting ID: 979 2868 4925 Passcode: 144507)
＊Let’s remember and pray together about the returnee ministry, INSPA, and returnees in the Tokai area.
＊The prayer meeting is open to those who have participated in INSPA before, or are from or reside in the Tokai area.
facebook group link
Contact: facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org.
◎GRC23 prayer meeting “GriPre” (Japan, online)
Friday, March 24th 20:30〜21:00
◎Chugoku Kyushu group prayer meeting (Japan. online)
Saturday, March 31st 19:00〜20:30
We used the MAP to identify the area where the participants live and pray for that area and for the returnees who are not connected to a church in that area during Feb meeting. Again for March, we will prayer for the region and one another
Contact: JCFN Japan Office: email@example.com
◎Tokyo Life Church Connect Group (Japan)
Roberta Peabody (Leader): firstname.lastname@example.org
facebook group link
Once a month, about 6-8 of us get together with people who have returned to Japan, mostly from North America.
The location is around Ikebukuro. (The location may be changed in March to go see the cherry blossoms.)
We value the time to freely discuss what we experienced abroad and how we feel after coming back to Japan.
If you want to continue practicing your English or want to talk about your experiences abroad, please join us.
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