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May 2022

2022-05-31 06:21:48 | mission's report

Hallelujah! I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings. 

Beautiful violet flowers, known as Jacaranda, bloom in my city.It makes me so happy and smiling to see the beauty of my favorite Jacaranda. 

I truly enjoyed watching the J.GOSPEL concert "Kokoro Gospel - JOINING HANDS" with the online post version on May 5! 

Even though Covid-19 continues, we were able to rent a chapel in a church and hold a memorial service for Yukie on April 48. She was someone who had always attended the Holy meeting in a Los Angeles church and was a great evangelist. Because the grieving family is in Japan, local friends have gathered for the memorial service. It has become a true interdenominational meeting and a very warm memorial service. In the message of Rev. Joshua, which was presided over, the "Great Commission" was pronounced from the words of Mark 16:15. Personally, I was touched and strengthened with the message. Furthermore, I also took part in the service as a praise group "Hosanna" sung during the ceremony. We sent our dear friend to the heaven, but being able to meet again in heaven is the most comforting thing. 

Please keep our Los Angeles church in your prayers, so that we can continue to pursue God’s will.  

Thank you very much. God Bless! 

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.  He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12 

 

 

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April 2022

2022-04-30 04:34:38 | mission's report

Hallelujah! I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings.

First time in two years, our praise group "Hosanna" went out into the city and started singing and praising the Lord in April.

On the first day, we went to a park on a hill and sang “J-Gospel”. We were so blessed by the work of music ministry.

And it filled me with joy! We will continue to go into the city to praise the Lord in song.

The 2022 “Hakuba Family Camp” will take place from July 19th to 22nd in Nagano, Japan.

The J-Gospel Singing Competition will be held during the camp.

Grace, a member of the Los Angeles Church who lives in Missouri,

will also take part in a preliminary singing contest for “Hakuba J- Gospel” in the United States.

Now, even though the face-to-face worship service is still not possible in this area, we hope to resume as soon as possible.

Currently, I am taking online classes such as computer classes in a school where tuition is free.

I would challenge even more high skills in working for God.

By the way, there is a big difference in temperature here in Los Angeles,

and there are days when it goes back and forth from 18 to 38 degrees Celsius in a day.

Please keep our Los Angeles church in your prayers, so that we can continue to pursue God’s will. 

Thank you very much. God Bless!

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. 

He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

 

 

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March 2022

2022-03-31 13:14:56 | mission's report

Hallelujah! I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings.

Daylight saving time has started in the United States. We are still refraining from going out, but the city is brilliant with beautiful spring flowers.

At the Los Angeles Church, we have worshiped online at the church office over the past two years due to the closing of the place of worship. I am thankful that we have been able to hold our worship service online since March 2020. Hopefully we will be able to worship face to face, in His time. Thanks to the Internet, I participated in the "Hakuba Snergoi Camp" from here Los Angeles and I was very blessed. Although there is a time difference between Japan and the United States, depending on the program, there are times when you can participate in the online live distribution. I also participated in the practical training of the gifts of the Spirit with "Teams" and I received valuable teaching. I am grateful that our church was spiritually strengthened and blessed through the Camp.

With the Lord’s direction in our flock, we wish to advance in His work. The films that were nominated for the film festival are so great that we watched some of them in our Sunday service. I also introduced the nominees to many individuals.

Please keep our Los Angeles church in your prayers, so that we can continue to pursue God’s will. 

Thank you very much. God Bless!

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.  He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

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February 2022

2022-02-28 16:25:15 | mission's report

Hallelujah! I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings.

On February 5, The Light of Eternal Agape Nagasaki church organized a special service to commemorate the 26 martyrs in Nagasaki city.

It was live streamed and I was blessed with the online service.

In March, the Hakuba Synergoi Camp will be held in Nagano, Japan. I look forward to joining the camp online!

Through the Rev. Merlin Carothers, we have inherited the understanding and spirit of thanksgiving and praise,

which we joyfully share with others using his book and DVD of "Prison to Praise".

I am very happy and grateful for the opportunity to share the DVDs and tracts with friends of Ms. K, who passed away last December.

Her funeral took place on February 3. I was able to share "a prayer to meet her again in heaven" with Ms. O,

who lives in Japan and for a long time friend of Ms. K by email.

I am pleased to inform you that Ms. O prayed when the marine funeral took place and accepted Jesus.

Praise the name of the Lord!

Please keep our Los Angeles church in your prayers, so that we can continue to pursue God’s will. 

Thank you very much. God Bless!

 

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. 

He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

 

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January 2022

2022-01-31 16:38:20 | mission's report

Hallelujah! 

I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings.

On June 10, 2014, The American Mission Team was sent to Los Angeles and held the Holy Meeting in downtown Los Angeles.

I clearly remember the day when our beloved Sister K, from another church, attended the night meeting for the first time.

Since then, we have become very close friends and have begun to have a good relationship among each other.

On December 25, 2021, unexpectedly Sister K passed away and went to the heaven where there is no pain or suffering.

We will miss her very much, however, we are able to see ourselves in the heaven that we are blessed with citizenship in heaven.

On February 5, 1597, twenty-six people were crucified in the hills of Nishizaka in Nagasaki, Japan. 

Among the martyrs were 6 Catholic missionaries and 20 Japanese Catholic Christians. 

This was the first martyrdom in Japanese history. 

The Light of Eternal Agape Nagasaki church will conduct the special service commemorate the 26 martyrs in the city of Nagasaki

on February 5 2022.

It will be broadcasted live, which is enabling us to join the service from L.A., USA. I am looking forward to joining it online.

Please continue to pray for the work of the Los Angeles Church so that we may listen to the Lord and do the Lord’s will.

Thank you. God bless you.

 “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. 

He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

 

 

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December 2021

2021-12-31 13:19:43 | mission's report

The 36th "Kokoro Gospel Concert-Momentum MOMENTUM" took place at "Za Koenji 2" in Koenji, Tokyo, on December 3rd.

I was able to watch it on the online ticket version.

It was delivered from 2 am in Los Angeles, although I was greatly touched and strengthened by the Japanese Gospel (J. Gospel) Concert.

On December 29, ”Europe &Japan joint Gospel Web Festival” will be broadcast on YouTube.

The five participating countries will be the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine and Japan.

I can hardly wait for the web concert!

My dear brothers and sisters have recently been allowed to have a severe illness, and the Church prays daily for intercession.

In the sister's room in ICU, we sang J. Gospel, “Peace be with you” and her favorite praise song “Arigatou”,

and receive the deep love and comfort of the Lord in the rich presence of the Lord.

I was sent to the Los Angeles Church 15 years ago, and it will be 16 years from January 7, 2022.

I wish to thank you for your prayers of intercession and your faithful support over the past fifteen years!

Please keep praying for the work of our Los Angeles church. Thank you very much. God bless you.

 

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.  He will do even greater things than these,

because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12

 

 

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November 2021

2021-11-30 09:05:54 | mission's report

Hallelujah! 

I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings.

Our annual mission trip to Israel took place from November 1st to 10th. 

On Sunday, November 7, 2021, the team carried out the New Year’s service by the Sea of Galilee. 

Pastor Paul Akimoto delivered a message from John 14:12, a scripture verse for our New Year. “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing.  He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” 

The Service, which was held on Mount Arbel in Israel on 7 November, was also broadcast live on-line from the Sea of Galilee. 

We downloaded the Service and watched it during our New Year’s Worship Service here in Los Angeles.

Our church was spiritually strengthened and blessed by the testimony of the team members.

We acknowledge that we were sent from Galilee to the United States in response to the Great Commission.

In addition, there are increasing opportunities to pray for healing and recovery.

By the way, Southern California is still in a difficult situation due to COVID-19,

so our church services are still online every Sunday.

I pray only for the will of the Lord to be done here.

Please keep praying for the work of our Los Angeles church. 

Thank you very much. Please stay safe and healthy!

God bless you.

 

 

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October 2021

2021-10-31 06:12:36 | mission's report

Hallelujah! I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings. 

For our church, the month of October marks the end of the church year. 

During this time of reflection, we have been offering thanksgiving prayers to the Lord in gratitude for

what He has done in our church this past year from November 2020 till October 2021. 

God is always faithful and has blessed us. 

would like to thank you again for your intercessory prayers and support for us throughout the year.

Now, I am praying for God’s guidance from the Lord for the work of our church’s New Year.

The situation has been serious over the year as a result of the spread of the COVID-19.

However, we could finally visit a Japanese retirement home for the first time in a year and a half.

The resident was very happy and we were very blessed.

I am also grateful that I was able to present the English version of Merlin Carothers DVD " Prison to Praise " to many people this month.

And serve progressively as a "Witness of Gratitude".

At this time, I am praying for the Israeli missionary team and I am praying to be able to receive words with the team for the New Year.

Please keep praying for the work of our Los Angeles church. Thank you very much.

Please stay safe and healthy!

God bless you.

 

 1 John 5:4, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith.” 

 

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September 2021

2021-09-30 04:39:23 | mission's report

Hallelujah! I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings.  

Pastor Akimoto's R1 (US missionary) visa was issued in September, so we look forward to further missionary work in North America. 

November marks the start of TLEA church’s calendar. For the work of New Year, The Rivers in the Deserts Music company publishes J-Gospel “Kaze no Hibiki 9th Collection” in 2021. I hope that new songbook will encourage people to come closer to His heart.  

 

Pastor Fuchino came back from Japan to Los Angeles and stayed at home for 10 days in quarantine because of Covid-19 in California. When Ms. Grace Hoyt, a member of the Los Angeles church and lives in Missouri, stayed in England for 6 weeks this summer and returned safely in September. When she came back to the U.S., she was able to return to work without quarantine. It seems that various regulations in the United States depend upon the state. 

 

I have been taking some PC classes and I will continue taking some more classes in the Fall Semester. Hopefully, it will be useful for spreading the Gospel throughout the world through the Internet mission.  

Please keep praying for the work of our church. Thank you very much. Please stay safe and well. God bless you.  

 1 John 5:4, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith.”  

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August 2021

2021-08-31 12:05:47 | mission's report

Hallelujah! I praise the name of the Lord. Thank you for your sincere prayers and precious offerings. 

I participated in the Hakuba camp on-line from here in Los Angeles, and received a lot of learning and blessings, and that the Los Angeles Church has been greatly strengthened spiritually through the Camp. “J. GOSPEL contest final in HAKUBA” was held during the Camp. Our "Hosanna" Praise Group participated in the event and received the Nakano Award! 

November marks the start of TLEA church’s calendar year.  In our flock, before the new year, J Gospel's songbook "Kaze no Hibiki 9th Collection" will be published in October. Currently, a group of songwriters write and compose songs for the 9th Collection. I pray that "Kaze no Hibiki 9th Collection" will be widely used for the work of the Lord.  

I hope that the Los Angeles Church will be able to carry out the work of IT missions, so please pray for the evangelism and for those workers. 

Please keep praying for the work of our church. Thank you very much. Please stay safe and well. God bless you. 

 1 John 5:4, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith.” 

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