Current Status of JCFN Staff Candidates

Good Afternoon everyone!

I pray for the quick healing of those who have been infected with COVID19, also remember the healthcare professionals in my prayers.

By the way, JCFN has staff candidates whom I’d like everyone to remember and support!

One is Miss Shiori Furuya and the other is Daisuke Tsuchida (family).

God has given and led these two wonderful people, for that I’m truly grateful. (T_T)

This time, I’d like to talk about how staff candidate Daisuke Tsuchida is doing. I interviewed him remotely!

Actually, our conversation was nearly 4 hours, including talking about things other than support raising, so it’s messed up. It was a long time, but the support raising part of our conversation was about 15 minutes, please understand (laughs).

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JCFN Reporter: With the influence of COVID19, how is your support raising going?

Daisuke: With the situation of churches and people not meeting together, currently it’s difficult to go to a church somewhere to explain our ministry or raise support.

JCFN Reporter: For sure. In some churches, the offerings are down and the situation is difficult.

Daisuke: At first, the situation was one where I couldn’t actively fundraise, and I felt an urgency just looking at the money, but now I think it’s time to wait. If you look at a situation in front of you, you feel you have to do something! I’d like to think that, but rather than a human plan, I’m praying to see when God says GO and live in the peace that God gives in the meantime.

JCFN Reporter: How can we best pray for you?

Daisuke: First, please pray for the health of my family. Especially my wife (Hiromu) works at a nursery school and is in an environment where not only COVID19 but also various viruses can come in.

Second, for our needs to be met. There are few things I can do right now, but I want to see God at work.

Pray that I can follow God’s way in any situation, especially because I often think I have to do anything by myself.

And don’t forget about us! ! !

 

 

 

 

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Daisuke san and Hiromu san, thank you for taking the time to talk to me!

Due to the influence of COVID19, I think it’s been a time for many people to stop and think about lots of things. Some have to be more patient, for some a path has closed, and in contrast for some new paths have opened up. In any situation to be able to live in peace, undistracted focusing on God, receiving his wisdom.

Although it’s unfortunate we can’t meet JCFN staff candidates face-to-face, God’s work continues!

We are grateful for you continued prayers, and support.

(This is just the JCFN Reporter speaking on my own, but Daisuke-san’s computer is super old!!!)

Here is the latest Tsuchida Family Newsletter (in Japanese)!

Here is the latest Shiori Furuya Newsletter (in Japanese) ! She is selling lovely handmade jewelry to raise her support.

If you wish to receive either newsletter regularly please contact JCFN.

If you which to contribute to their support please click here.

There are various ways to contribute:
(Tsuchida Family Support), (Furuya Shiori Support), (Administration)

It would be helpful if you would make your designation clear when you send your contribution.

EC20 is to be Online!!

Hello hello! My name is Kristine Reddington and I’m an associate staff for JCFN. I am also the director for this year’s Equipper Conference (EC). (EC is a conference held to equip those who will one day return to Japan)

I’m sure some of you have been wondering.. “What’s the plan for EC this year?” 

I am happy to announce that we have decided to have an online conference this year👏👏

Although we will miss seeing everyone in person, we are excited for this online opportunity. Here are some things that were said in the EC committee discussions:

“Because how crazy this year has been, EC will be a huge blessing for people”

“Doing it online doesn’t mean that we need to give up on our vision”
“God will move powerfully regardless of how EC happens”

In our discussions, we were reminded that God will use this new and unique EC for His glory.

With that, I want to share with you this year’s theme. Theme for EC20 is…

“Listen…~So you may live~”

When I was thinking about the returnees and the things God had been teaching me, what God gave me was this concept, “to listen.” “Voices” are huge influences in our lives. To listen to the world or to listen to God determines the way we live. So at this year’s EC, we want people to see the need to listen and respond to God in their daily lives. We also want them to see the joy that comes with that.

With COVID-19 stuff, we have been led to pray and “listen” as the EC committee more than usual. In that, God has challenged us and encouraged us. I am confident that God who is already speaking as we plan will speak powerfully at EC20. So let’s be expectant❤

This year’s EC is also the 30th anniversary of JCFN. I am so excited for God to do only what He can do. So please pray with us for this year’s EC~☺✨

 

Central Conference ONLINEver. preparation underway!

It is such an unpredictable time, but the CC preparation team will continue our discussion with anticipation, excitement, and hope in the Lord! 

Here are some announcements about CC20 that have been decided at this point.

 

1.CC20 participation is FREE!(with an option to give)

We are taking advantage of the fact that this year’s CC will be online, and decided to offer the conference for no charge. We hope to see God’s Word being delivered to wider recipients through the speaker Rev. Mao Shimizu, and for the Lord’s heart to be revealed to each participant. We’d appreciate it if you could remember in your prayer that CC will be blessed and utilized ever more for the fellowship of Japanese Christians beyond the bound the Midwest. 

 

We are accepting optional donations online for the operation of CC next year on. 

Offering and T-shirt payment link (Please select Central Conference Donation for your offering, and Central Conference T-shirts for T-shirt payment)

 

 

2.If you wish to participate, please register!(Dead line 5/16

Register from here

Once you are registered, you will have an option to join a small group via Zoom after the main session, and also to participate in workshops. We strongly encourage registering so that you can be assigned to a small group. Main session will be broadcasted on JCFN’s Facebook Live page. Main session can be viewed without registration, but in order to enjoy the full benefit of the conference, please register! We will announce the URL for the broadcasting as soon as it is ready. 

 

3.T-shirts are on sale!

Anyone can purchase the T-shirts, even without CC registration!

It’s a super cute design with the bear embodying the hope to bear the “fruit of the Spirit”, which is given in our walk with the Holy Spirit. It’s a must-have! There are limited numbers available in each size, so please don’t wait to order! Part of the proceeds will be used for CC support fund. ($20/shirt, including shipping to the U.S). *If you are buying more than 2 shirts, we may be able to apply some discounts. We will let you know the detail later. CC20 T-shirts ordering form

4.Program

We have a full program on offer for CC, even with the online version! Such as a total of 3 main sessions, small groups afterwards, workshop, and prayer meeting are scheduled. It will be via Zoom, and it is our heartfelt hope that each program will provide the participants blessings, encouragement, and aid for growth to be a fruit bearing believer. You can view the overall timeline for the conference from the URL below. (It is in CST) (Schedule may change).  CC20 schedule  (Japanese Only)

 

Previous CC Announcements can be viewed from the link below

CC20 ONLINE Announcement 1

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