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2019 Japan VBS: Last Full Day in Nagoya

2019 Japan VBS: Last Full Day in Nagoya

We wrapped up our activities in Nagoya today!  Many families attended ANF's Sunday service held at Bunka No Ie (the cultural center).  The whole auditorium was filled!  Jeremy, the pastor at ANF, emphasized that ANF hopes to be a welcoming and inviting church for anyone who wants to attend.  The children performed two songs that [...]   Continue Reading
  August 4, 2019
2019 Japan VBS: Day 5 – Brief Update

2019 Japan VBS: Day 5 – Brief Update

Brief Update! Konbanwa (good evening)! Thank you for your continued prayers. Just a short update and praise report: We finished the last official day of VBS! Today the children learned about Peter and John healing the crippled man in Jesus' name. The lesson was "God loves you when you are weak!" The kids got a [...]   Continue Reading
  August 3, 2019
2019 Japan VBS: Day 4 – Where Does the Time Go?

2019 Japan VBS: Day 4 – Where Does the Time Go?

Tomorrow is the last day of VBS! The week has really flown by.  Thank you for praying for the gospel lessons today. The lesson today was "God loves you when you do wrong!" It is our prayer that the seeds planted today will take root in fertile soil, and that the children will know God's [...]   Continue Reading
  August 2, 2019
2019 Japan VBS: Day 3 – God’s Faithfulness

2019 Japan VBS: Day 3 – God’s Faithfulness

We are halfway through our VBS program!  In all truthfulness, the morning started with most of the team feeling quite tired.  In our devo this morning, we were reminded that in our weakness, God's power is made perfect.  Praise God that we can rely on Christ and draw near to Him in our weakness.  Psalm [...]   Continue Reading
  August 1, 2019
2019 Japan VBS: Day 2 – On the Move

2019 Japan VBS: Day 2 – On the Move

Our morning began with a devotional, focusing on the passage where Jesus says, "Let the little children come to me." This is truly our hope and desire, to see these children come to know Jesus. Today's lesson was "God loves you when you are worried!" We pray that the children will come to rely on [...]   Continue Reading
  July 31, 2019
2019 Japan VBS: Day 1 – Here We Go!

2019 Japan VBS: Day 1 – Here We Go!

Thank you all for your prayers!  We just finished the first day of VBS.  We have 68 students attending this year at Nagoya! The morning started with transporting everything to the cultural center.  We (or some of us) practiced the motions to the song while waiting for the doors to open.  Once the doors opened, [...]   Continue Reading
  July 30, 2019
2019 Japan VBS: Prepping Frenzy

2019 Japan VBS: Prepping Frenzy

Sunday and Monday Recap (Prep Days) Thank you all for your prayers!  On Sunday we joined All Nations Fellowship at their Nagakute location.  Most of the team (Mark, Jen, Ken, Cindy) helped teach the children's Sunday school, and Toshi and I got to attend the service.  Pastor Yu Eguchi, who spent last month with us [...]   Continue Reading
  July 29, 2019
2019 Japan VBS: Landed in Japan!

2019 Japan VBS: Landed in Japan!

Ohayougozaimasu (good morning) from Japan!  We're all settled in Nagoya. Just a little recap of the last 24+ hours... Our team arrived at LAX around 9AM and checked in our luggage and supplies for VBS. We were joined by Pastor Gavin, Chris, David, Seichi, and the rest of the Kato fam (Christina will be joining [...]   Continue Reading
  July 27, 2019
Nagoya Missions Update – Toshi Saito

Nagoya Missions Update – Toshi Saito

Hello Lighthouse Church Family! As some of you may know, this past week we (Kim, Gavin, Toshi, Seichi) had the wonderful opportunity to visit Nagoya, Japan for a week. It was a blessing to fellowship with people such as the elders from ANF (Jeremy, Paul, Yu), professors from CBI (Brett, Gary, Damon), former interns of [...]   Continue Reading
  June 25, 2019
Why a Burden for Japan

Why a Burden for Japan

2 Tim 2:10 “For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory” (NASB). Hello Lighthouse! My name is Seichi, and I have the great joy of serving as one of the [...]   Continue Reading
  June 21, 2019