Nonogaki Reports – Mar 2019
March 5, 2019 – Another Good Book to Read
I have been reading a book whose title is 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. This is a really good book for me. I have learned a lot from it.
I knew something was not right with me, but I couldn’t tell exactly what it was. This book has been helping me understand my weaknesses. This is by no means a religious book, but I think there are lots of principles which are related to what Christ says in the gospels.
It is highly recommended if you want to improve your life and keep mentally healthy. I know I am not mentally strong, so I needed to read this. But some of you have been practicing these principles written in this book all the time.
Mar 5, 2019 – The American Congregation’s Upcoming Events
In April, a military retired person, Bro. Ed Linebaugh is coming to help the Yokota congregation and have a Gospel meeting. He will stay upstairs of the church building for 45 days. I have already set up a bed for him.
In July, brother Paul Crouch and seven members from Newalla Church of Christ will also come to help us. They will have VBS for us. Brother Paul is a former member of the Yokota congregation. He was with us from 2003-5. He raised a lot of money for the building project. His presence with us was a great help to us. Without him whom God sent us, we wouldn’t have built the new building. Thank God for his help.
Mar 5, 2019 -Video Messages on YouTube
Some people are not able to attend the worship service. Some are too timid to come, and others have to work on Sundays.
I have made a video message on YouTube especially for those non-Christians who need to hear the basic teachings of the Bible. We have bought a video camera and tripod and other equipment to make it possible. I will make seven messages for the next seven months.
- God’s creation, the universe, the earth, nature, and mankind
- In the chaos of the world where we are living
- Starting over your life again
- The meaning in life
- Believing in Jesus Christ
- Church and its purpose
- Expecting the end and God’s judgment