Nonogaki Report – May 5 ’10

Joint Worship Assembly – Ibaraki Christian University – April 29, 2010

The annual Spring joint worship service was held at Ibaraki Christian University on 29 April.  About 250 people came together to worship the Lord.

Generally speaking Japanese people do not like conflicts and any kind of confrontation they have to face.  Even difficult issues are dealt gently.  Slowly the use of musical instruments have been discussed among Japanese Christians and missionaries.

A majority of Japanese Christians are very tolerant of the use of instruments; in fact many of the churches are using them in Sunday schools.   But I will NOT use any kind  of instruments.   At the same time, I have to deal with those who insist on the use of instruments.  This is an inevitable issue for us in Japan.