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【December 2017 No.395】Acting General Secretary's Report: Executive Council Elects New General Secretary

2018年1月5日
It has been a year now since the present 40th General Assembly period began. Even though a general secretary was not selected at that time, I give thanks to God that the work of the Kyodan has proceeded without any major issues during that time. The 3rd Executive Council meeting of this period was held Oct. 16-17. The most notable action was the long-delayed selection of a new general secretary. R……

【December 2017 No.395】Special Services Held in MSC-member Schools without Missionaries

The Mission Schools Council is the organization consisting of Christian schools that had historically received missionaries from England and from churches in North America that were members of the former Japan-North American Commission on Cooperative Mission (JNAC). Formerly termed the CoC-related Schools Council (CoC: Council of Cooperation), the MCS was renamed in 2007 when the CoC was dissolved……

【December 2017 No.395】Answering God’s Call to Mission in Japan

by Laura Parker, missionary Hirosaki Gakuin Seiai Junior and Senior High School Greetings from Aomori, Japan! It has now been almost four years since I started serving at Hirosaki Gakuin Seiai Junior and Senior High School, a school affiliated with Hirosaki Gakuin University, a private Christian school. My time here has had its ups and downs, but it continues to be a great joy to serve in Hiros……

【December 2017 No.395】The Life and Legacy of Keisen Jogakuen Founder Kawai Michi

Ms. Kawai Michi (1877-1953) often said, "The true principal of Keisen Jogakuen is our loving God." This principle lives on to this day in the educational programs of Keisen Jogakuen Junior and Senior High School and of Keisen Jogakuen University and Graduate School. Keisen Jogakuen is not a mission school that was established by receiving support from an overseas mission organization. It is a Chri……

【December 2017 No.395】Naito Tomeyuki: A Send-off to Heaven

Naito Tomeyuki was born in Yokosuka (Kanagawa Prefecture) in 1929. After attending a naval academy, he went on to study philosophy at Gakushuin University. Following graduation from Tokyo Union Theological Seminary in 1958, he became the pastor at Kochi Church (Kochi) then at Zentsuji Church (Kagawa), Banzancho Church (Okayama), Kanazawa Church (Ishikawa), Nogatamachi Church (Tokyo), and Takaido C……

【December 2017 No.395】PCK and PROK Convene their Annual General Assemblies

by Kato Makoto, executive secretary   I participated in the general assemblies of the Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) and the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK), Sept.18-21. The annual meetings of the two churches are held at the same time each year, and most guests from overseas begin by participating in PCK’s assembly and then, with the accompaniment of PCK staff, ……

【December 2017 No.395】Myammar Hosts CCA’s Asia Mission Conference & Diamond Jubilee

The Christian Conference of Asia’s 4th Asia Mission Conference was held Oct. 12-16, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. Initially, 400 people were expected to attend, but when the number increased to 600, the venue was quickly changed from Baptist Center to Franc Auditorium. The meeting was last held 23 years ago in Seoul. This time it was convened through the cooperation of the Myanmar Baptist Convention an……

【December 2017 No.395】My Participation in the Kyodan’s Reformation Youth 500 Event (2)

by Arai Tomoki, 9th grade student Natori Church, Tohoku District   About 100 junior high school students took part in the camp this time. Including myself, three students from Tohoku District participated. And among the staff, one of the leaders was from Tohoku District.   At Karuizawa Megumi Chalet, where we stayed this time, the air was fresh; it was a place where any worri……

【December 2017 No.395】My Participation in the Kyodan’s Reformation Youth 500 Event (1)

by Sato Misaki, 10th grade student Soka Church, Kanto District   I took part in the Kyodan’s Reformation Youth 500 event at Megumi Chalet in Karuizawa (a Christian campsite in Nagano Prefecture), Aug. 9-11. I spent a meaningful and enjoyable time, which I thought must be God’s leading.   For me, the workshops were the best part. I participated in the “worship leaders” group. ……

【December 2017 No.395】A Christmas Sermon on Luke 2:1-20  “A Savior who would not Leave Us”

by Sasaki Michio, Kyodan vice-moderator Pastor, Shizuoka Church, Tokai District   While telling the story of Christ’s birth, Luke repeats the phrase “lying in a manger” to reveal the image of the holy infant. This was also the sign by which the angels told the shepherds they would recognize the child. In a world of poverty and hardship, Jesus lays himself down on the earth. In a few ……
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