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2009 Kyodan Newsletter Index

2010年2月20日
No./p. Mo. CHILDREN AND YOUTH 2008 Christmas Offering Theme: "Living Together"351/3Feb. Asia Gakuin (Asian Rural Institute).......................... 351/7 Feb. General Secretary's Diary: On the Current State of Youth Evangelism in the Kyodan ........................................ 352/8 Apr. Growing Sweet Potatoes in the Neighboring Vacant Lot "God Gave the Growth"...............................……

Following in the Footsteps of My Father, Lee In Ha (Learning from My Father's Life)

by Lee Sung Jeon, member Kawasaki Korean Christian Church in Japan Professor, Keisen University When he was 16 years old my father, Lee In Ha, (born in1925) came to Kyoto from Korea, a colony of Japan at that time, because the school he was attending in Korea had been forced to close. He began studying at a Buddhist-related school. Pastor Wada Tadashi, an English teacher there, led my father to Ch……

The General Secretary's Diary:The Kyodan's Commemorative Events for the 150th Year

The year 2009 was a particularly memorable year as it marked the 150th anniversary of Protestant Christianity in Japan. In preparation for its celebration, the Kyodan formed a committee that planned and carried out three main commemorative events. Recalling now each of those events, we can give thanks as we enter this new year. June 24, at Fujimicho Church in Tokyo: On the same site that served as……

The First Christmas in Japan

2009年12月1日
he First Christmas in JapanChristianity in Japan began with the arrival of Francis Xavier and Cosme de Torr?s in 1549, when they landed at Kagoshima, the southernmost area of Kyushu. Xavier left Japan after two years, whereas Torres engaged in mission work for over 20 years until his death. According to newsletters from Japan published by the Jesuits, the first Christmas in Japan was celebrated in……

Executive Council Notes Progress on Current Church Concerns

The 3rd Executive Council session of the 36th (2008) General Assembly Period met Oct.19-20. From the very beginning there was a lively interaction concerning whether to recognize calls for allowing observers to sit in attendance. Moderator Yamakita Nobuhisa explained, "At the first council meeting of this assembly period, we decided on a policy of allowing a moderate number of observers to attend.……

Shikoku District Churches Conduct Cooperative Evangelism

"What thoughts arise in your mind when you hear the words 'cooperative evangelism'? Holding an evangelistic meeting in cooperation with a nearby church and supporting a church operating on a small scale, or a church in crisis due to a disaster, are all examples of 'cooperative evangelism.' However, as the church is fundamentally one in the Lord Jesus Christ, of which each and every local church is……

Education for Girls and Deliverance of the Poor in the Meiji Era

Learning from the Canadian Methodist Church and its Zealous Evangelical Attitude I saw in port A little girl With red shoes on. Taken by a foreign person, She went overseas. At Yokohama She went on board Ship at the pier. Taken by a foreign person, By this time the girl, Like the people there Has blue eyes, I'm sure. She is in the land Where that foreign person lives. Every time I see Pairs of red……

The "German East Asia Mission" in Japan -- Past and Present

by Mira Sonntag, ecumenical co-worker of EMS Tomisaka Christian Center (Tokyo) KNL Editorial Committee member For the final issue of this year, which was marked by the 150th anniversary of Protestant mission in Japan, I have been asked to summarize the contributions of German missionaries, who are hardly known today due to the overwhelming influence of North American Protestantism. Although there ……

The General Secretary's Diary:"One Sunny Afternoon"

The other day, seven students from the Catholic Theological Academy were brought to my office by a professor, who is a priest. The visit was organized in order for the students to learn more about other Christian churches, especially the structure of the Kyodan, the major Protestant denomination, and to learn about the evangelistic work of the Kyodan. With somewhat nervous expressions on their fac……

The General Secretary's Diary

2009年10月5日
he General Secretary's DiaryThe 43rd meeting of the Kyodan Commission on Cooperative Mission and theKorean Christian Church in Japan was held June 8-9 at the ItoyanagiHotel in Isawa, Yamanashi Prefecture. Discussion centered on the factthat this year is the KCCJ's 100th anniversary of mission.. The themewas "The Two Churches' Mission Issues and Cooperation in Mission." Inaddition to the three admi……
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