Japan Church News – Jun ’10

"This is my body given for you." Luke 22:19-20

Hitachi Christian Spring Camp (Ibaraki)

The spring camp occurred as follows: May 3-5; theme: “I Am the Vine” John 15:65; cost: ¥3500; place: Hitachi Christian Camp; work: rebuild cabins, Bible study, fellowship.

Hitachi church of Christ (Ibaraki)

On May 15 the church school had a “Barbecue Luncheon.”  A total of 21 attended.  We were troubled by a cold breeze from the ocean.

On May 16 we had a “Senior Meeting” to plan activities for the year.  There were several interested so it should be a fun year.

On May 29 the “Stepheno Group” went to the Daigo Onsen.

On May 14  there were 11 ladies from 9 congregation meeting to study from Genesis and to have time for fellowship.

Taga church of Christ (Ibaraki)

Brother Saito ministered to the Hidaka church on May 2.

Brothers Saito and Tadokoro attended the monthly Ibaraki and north ministers meeting at the Mito Hakamatsuka church.

Omika church of Christ (Ibaraki)

On April 17 there was a cold rain when 9 went to Hitachi Christian Camp.  Here and there was still some snow here and there.  The foundation for a new cabin was built.

On April 18 brothers Voss, Torizawa, and Watabika preached at the Ota, Hidaka, and Nukata congregations respectively.

Brother Ataka, minister for the Omika congregation, spoke at the Ibaraki Christian University chapel April 22.

On Sunday, April 25, there was a special worship for those who have died.  The family members came together for the meeting with the prayer that the comfort of God will be with them.  There was a potluck meal together following the service.

Sasakieda was baptized May 16.  She had participated in an English Bible class with Linda and been on three mission trips to Cambodia.  We pray for her growth.

Mito church of Christ (Ibaraki)

Joel was installed as missionary with the church on May 2.

Japanese language classes started for the new Assistant English Teachers coming into Mito.

Tomobe church of Christ (Ibaraki)

The first Let’s Start Talking team arrived May 15.  They are from Washington state, Bellevue church of Christ.  They will work until June 3.

Tachikawa church of Christ (Tokyo)

Congratulation to Terasaka who was baptized April 25.  We welcome him to the Lord’s family.

Ochanomizu church of Christ (Tokyo)

Ladies Devotional Overnight Camp was held May 14-15 at Kamakura.  The theme for this meeting was “Christianity Within Japanese Culture.”  There were 12 ladies attending.