Praise the Lord.
With the support and prayers of everyone we were able to hold the first house church meeting in the Akai neighborhood in Higashi Matsushima city on Tuesday the 2nd. We held the meeting in the house of Mr. “S” who is the district welfare officer and has always been cooperative in our food distributions.
The first floor of Mr. "S's" house was destroyed by the tsunami but through the ministry of JAG volunteers it was completely restored.
From the very start of our relief work they invited our team into their home and gave us tea and snacks and recently they have even been providing meals for our relief center staff members.
For this first meeting they not only provided a comfortable meeting place and delicious snacks but they also put out the word to the people in the area gathering in 10 people plus our 6 member team making for a gathering of 16 people!
The message was led by JAG executive committee pastor Hiramatsu and was based on the scripture in Acts 16:31 which reads, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” It was an easy to understand message of Jesus' wonderful salvation in which he shared the testimony of his family's experience in the Kobe earthquake.
We were also greatly blessed to have the musically gifted "O" family, who came as volunteers from the Shinohara church, minister in special song. We began at one o'clock in the afternoon and continued on until four. Hallelujah!
I would really appreciate it if you would pray that we can continue to hold these types of gatherings in the Akai neighborhood of Higashi Matsushima, that there would be many salvations and baptism as a result of the meetings, and that these people would eventually be attendees at the future Higashi Matsushima Relief Center (Outreach Center ⇒ church). I am thankful for everyone’s prayers and support.