Happy New Year!
Where will you be sent by God this year? I look forward to the Lord’s blessings to be with you wherever you are, wherever God has sent you!
Thank you so much for reading the JCFN blog.
Now, continuing on from the last time, I will continue to introduce JCFN Regional meetings.
This time I’ll introduce, Nagoya and Kansai!
I interviewed the leaders, asking the following items.
①Regional Meeting Name
②When and where is it held?
③What types of activities do you do?
④What’s your vision?
⑤What are some special things about your area? Tell us an appealing point!
⑥Any thing else? Comment? Feel free to any any additional information!
So let’s look at Nagoya
In interviewed Mr. Kazune Yamada from “Inspa” (Inspire Union)
③I want to personally encourage those returning to the Tokai region. Meeting them from time to time for meals, and inviting other people I meet to our meetings.
④We hope to be a prayer and support network, and to be there as a supporting community for returnees.
⑤Are you kidding? “Kishi-men” “miso-nikomi” “miso-katsu”, I’m so silly, I can only think of Nagoya foods!
⑥From this year we’ll make some big changes to the way we do things, we value your prayers. Please feel free to get in touch with me!
Here’s what Inspa looks like↓
Nagoya foods look so delicious！！！！
If Jesus came to Nagoya he would want eat “miso-nikomi” with us.
Next is ANRK
I interviewed Mr. Kuni Onishi, and he answered in the Kansai dialect!
①All Nation Returnees in Kansai (aka ANRK)
②We meet at Mustard Seed Osaka, which is a fast-growing church that has been really growing recently! Cool.
③We worship the Lord, sing praise songs, pray and we take a lot of time for meeting in small groups.I will do my best so that returnees can be connected. Fundamentally, our theme is focused on how young adults should influence and be involved in Japan as a Christians.
④Right now we are meeting in Osaka, but I would like to expand that to other parts of Kansai!I‘d like to see more small groups meeting monthly.There is currently an irregular meeting of young ladies.
⑤Osaka is a town of laughter and eating. I thought so when studying abroad, but there are many people from Kansai in the United States. But when I came back, I wondered where everyone went. Maybe they all went to Tokyo (laughs).
When you come home to Kansai, meet us, be with us, in friendly Kansai!
⑥If you want to do a small group in Kobe, Kyoto, Osaka, please contact me.
Here’s what ANRK looks like↓ There are children in our group and it gives us a lively atmosphere.
If you are nearby or coming back to these areas, please get info on regional meetings!
Thank you so much, everyone on the receiving end! Regional meetings are the hope for returnee Christians!
There may be a local meeting starting with you.
If you want to create and prepare a place to welcome returnees, a place to grow together, etc. Please feel free to contact JCFN with your ideas.
Hey leaders, thank you for your cooperation!
I pray for each region to be blessed.