WIT21 was great

Keito Okamoto (in Texas)

Hello, good evening, and good morning to everyone who reads this testimony. My name is Keito Okamoto and I am a college student in Houston, Texas, USA. This is the first time for me to write my testimony, so it may be difficult to read, but I hope you will read it until the end. So now, I would like to share my testimony.

I came to the United States on January 1, 2020 as an international student. As soon as I arrived, I could not understand English and only said “Yes” and “No” like a robot. However, when I began to understand English to a certain extent and was able to lead a reasonable daily life and university life, I suddenly had a question. Why did God send me to America? Why Texas? Why Houston? That’s when I started to wonder. Through daily Bible reading, prayer, and looking at the current situation of Japanese Christians in Houston, God gave me the answer. “God gave me the task to “share God’s word with Japanese students in Houston. When I found out about this, I immediately started a FB group to take action. Let’s tell people about God! But I had never created such a community before, so I didn’t know what to do even if I started it out of the blue. When I was praying and worrying, I received an invitation to join WIT21. At first I was like, “What is WIT? But when I heard the explanation, I thought, “This is it! What if! I had no choice but to join!” I thought, “God has heard my prayers for my problems and is leading me!” I decided to join.

I was so excited and nervous when WIT21 started. 4 sessions were held in 2 days and all of them were wonderful. There were four sessions in two days and all of them were wonderful. One of them was from 1 Corinthians 12:5-6, there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.”  This is a session that was spoken from that here are differences in theology, differences in thinking, differences in gifts, and differences in the way we serve, but the God we serve is the same. I learned that we are united by God. This was a great session for me as I am now thinking about building a community. He also talked about the importance of accountability partners. What is an accountability partner?

(1) A relationship where people listen to what needs to be heard
(2) A relationship in which we watch each other in our spiritual growth.
(3) A relationship in which we can share, report and point out to each other for that purpose.
(4) A relationship of intentional and voluntary involvement.

I learned that it is important to have people who can support me in my faith life in order to build a community.

I would like to continue to follow God as an agent of His plan. I would also appreciate it if you would remember to pray for the gospel for the Japanese students in Houston.

Thank you to all the staff at WIT21.

 

June Event Info

Below is June event info.

【North America】
◎WIT19 Leadership Training Camp
Time: June 20(Thur)-22(Sat), 2019
Location: Vanguard University, California
Contact: Email

Living Water (Los Angeles)
Time: Every 4th Friday
Location: Victory Church in Pasadena
Contact:: Ministry Page

JxJ (Seattle)
Time: Every 4th Saturday
Location: ISI in Seattle, WA
Contact: Ministry Page

Pneuma (Chicago)
Time: TBA
Location: Moody Bible Institute
Contact: Ministry Page

【Kanto】
◎JCFN de OCHA-LUNCH (Tokyo)

Time: Every Thursday 11:30~13:30
Location: JCFN Japan Office
Contact: E-mail

◎JCFN Japan Prayer Meeting OCHAHOP (Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, June 8th 10:30~12:00
Location: JCFN Japan Office
Contact: E-mailEvent page

ICF Kichijoji (Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, June 8th & 22nd 18:30~
Location: Musashino Chapel Center (Kichijoji)
Contact: E-mail (William Wen)

【Kansai】
ANRK June (Osaka)
Time: Saturday, June 22nd
Location: TBA
Contact: Ministry Page, E-mail

JCFN

May Event Info

Below is May event info.

【North America】
◎CC19 (Central Conference)
Time: May 25(Sat)-27(Mon), 2019
Location: Judson University, Illinois
Contact: Ministry Page

Living Water (Los Angeles)
Time: Every 4th Friday
Location: Victory Church in Pasadena
Contact:: Ministry Page

JxJ (Seattle)
Time: Every 4th Saturday
Location: ISI in Seattle, WA
Contact: Ministry Page

Pneuma (Chicago)
Time: TBA
Location: Moody Bible Institute
Contact: Ministry Page

【Kanto】
◎JCFN de OCHA-LUNCH (Tokyo)

Time: Every Thursday 11:30~13:30
Location: JCFN Japan Office
Contact: E-mail

Good News Saturday (Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, April 6th 18:30〜
Location: Musashino Chapel Center (Kichijoji)
Contact: E-mail (Minoru Kikuta)

◎JCFN Japan Prayer Meeting OCHAHOP (Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, May 11th 10:30~12:00
Location: JCFN Japan Office
Contact: E-mailEvent page

ICF Kichijoji (Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, May 11th & 25th 18:30~
Location: Musashino Chapel Center (Kichijoji)
Contact: E-mail (William Wen)

【Kansai】
ANRK April (Osaka)
Time: Saturday, May 18th
Location: Mustardseed Osaka
Contact: Ministry Page, E-mail

JCFN

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