The cherry blossoms in Japan are taking their time to bloom, heightening our anticipation for their arrival. Living in Yokohama City, I’m surrounded by a delightful project called “Garden City Yokohama,” where flowers grace every corner, accompanied by the adorable mascot, Garden Bear.

Witnessing the vibrant colors of spring’s emergence fills my heart with joy and anticipation.
One of my favorite pastimes is exploring the plant section at the home improvement center with my husband, dreaming of the greenery we’ll nurture together.
But it’s during quiet walks, surrounded by nature’s beauty, that I feel a profound connection to God.

Matthew 6:28-29“And why do you worry about clothe? See how the flowers of the field grow.They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.”

resonates deeply with me in these moments, reminding me of God’s unwavering love and care, beautifully reflected in the delicate petals and verdant leaves He has so graciously bestowed upon us.


Shiori Kisangala

Event Info Useful for Returnees February, 2024

Event Info Useful for Returnees

February, 2024

◎Returnee Celebration Gathering video is now on YouTube for the limited time (Feb only)
Returnee Celebration Gathering held online in November last year is available to watch during only February.
Returnees testimonies.
YouTube link (Japanese only)

◎Southern Kanto Small Groups (Japan)
Yokohama plusSG: Every Tuesday 20:00 (female only, online)
Sunshine SG: Every 2&4 Wednesday 20:30 (online)
Japan Office SG: Every Thursday 19:00 (in person, Ochanomizu)
Hibarigaoka related SG: Every 2nd Saturday (in person)

◎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:

◎WINGS Youth Ministry (North America)
All in bilingual and CA time
1) Monthly WINGS event in person: Feb 3rd at Rise OC Church. at 5 pm, contact
2) Weekly online devotion: every Monday at 8 pm (Tuesday 1 pm in Japan / noon from 3/14)
3) Weekly online Bible study: every Friday at 5 pm (Saturday 10 am in Japan / 9 am from 3/18)  

◎APU Friday (North America, CA)
At Azusa Pacific University in CA
7 pm on Friday (Check the schedule for Feb gathering at facebokk)
facebook page
Games, meals, worship and sharings!

◎WINGLETS Kids Ministry (North America, CA)
At Gardena Valley Baptist Church (1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247)
Friday, Feb 9th at 4:30-6:00 pm
February is the Valentine’s Day Parfait event! There will be worship and a message. Registration is required.
Registration link

◎Tsu-Na-Gu (Japan, online)
Gathering for returnees in 20s in Chugoku area
Friday, February 9th and Monday, February 19th 20:00〜
Let’s read together the Gospel of Luke.
Contact: JCFN Japan Office:

◎JCFN Japan Online Prayer Meeting V.OCHAHOP〜 (Japan, online)
Time: Saturday, February 10th 10:00〜11:00
facebook Event page
Zoom link

◎Re-Conn: Returnee Cefe (Japan, Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, February 10th 14:00〜17:00
Location: Double O Cross Church (OO+) Kichijoji G Bldg B1 (東京都武蔵野市吉祥寺東町1-6-27)
More events such as Christmas party and Bible study are organized by Re-Conn. Please check the website for the details.

◎Inspa prayer meeting (Japan, online)
Sunday, February 11th, 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
Instagram link
Contact: facebook or

◎GiFT・Friday Night Chill (Japan, Tokyo)
Time: Saturday, February 16th 19:00〜21:00
Location: JCFN Office at Ochanomizu Christian Center 3rd floor
Things to bring: Dinner and Drink
No need for registration

◎Chugoku Kyushu group prayer meeting (Japan. online)
Saturday, February 17th 19:00〜20:30
Praise, Bible study and prayer time
Contact: JCFN Japan Office:

◎JxJ (North America, Seattle, WA)
Saturday, February 21st, 4:30〜8:00pm
Location: at ISI House in Seattle (5207 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105)

◎Tokyo Life Church Connect Group (Tokyo, Japan)
Time: Saturday, February 24th, Every 4th Sunday
Roberta Peabody (Leader):
Homepage Link
6-8 returnees mostly from North America are gathering monthly.
Location: Whistle Cafe in Nishi Waseda
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.

◎Rejoice Together Conference (Australia)
At Cross Culture Church in Melbourne, Australia
March 1st – 2nd
In order to take charge of the mission to evangelize, each Christian must first be strengthened by the Lord, gather in one place, hear His word, praise Him together, and pray together. By encouraging each other and expanding the network, Christians across Australia can work together. What we cannot do alone, we can do together! We’re now looking forward to being a part of this great joy together!

◎R35+ Online Gathering (Japan, online)
Saturday, March 2nd 10:00〜12:00
This is a gathering for adult returnees over 35 years old and those who wish to support returnees.
This is our first gathering since last May. The gathering will focus on sharing.
Click here to register.
A Zoom link will be sent to those who sign up.
Please register by February 26th.
Contact Email

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