Monday, October 15, 2007

An enlightening visit to Nagoya

We were privileged to take a trip with Pastor Hirakoshi and his wife Hama sensei to visit the head of the Nagoya MTW team in their home. We learnt through the medium of English what some of our pastor's visions are for the future of our Soai Christian Church.

Our Pastor is in the process of seeking to procure land in Uchiyama for a new church building which will also be the site of a 'creation museum'. At the moment we are meeting on rented land ina demountable buildings. Our pastor works closely with the 'Answers in Genesis' group headed up by Ken Ham. Our Pastor is sharing this with Wayne and Amy Newsome. When Wayne first came to Japan he worked with Pastor Horikoshi at Yokkaichi church as an English teacher.

We had luch together and it was a special time for all of us as we shared what God is doing in Japan.

We meet Mary Bell who comes from Anderson South Carolina. She is a friend of Gene and Gini and also John and Sue. We have enjoyed meeting up with her for lunch in Sakoe, the shopping area of Nagoya.

Warren has the privilege of tutoring three young men for 3 hours each week. They are planning to go to College in the U.S for one year. They want to improve their English sufficiently to be able to communicate the Christian message and, in particular be able to share the significance of our God being the Creator of this world. They would like to return to Japan and help in the establishment of the 'creation museum'.

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