8/9/09 – The Kurayoshi church

This morning we left for Kurayoshi around 5:30 AM. Kurayoshi is a city in Tottori prefecture about 4 hours northwest of Osaka. There is a group of five believers who meet for church in Kurayoshi who have a similar story as Inochi Church. Nine of us (the five IBC team members and four people from Inochi) joined the Kurayoshi Church for service this morning. We sang a few songs a cappella, had communion, and heard a sermon from Doi Sensei on 1 John 3:21-24. After the service, the Kurayoshi Church prepared a really nice lunch for us. After lunch we rented another room and shared testimonies. It was encouraging to see these Japanese believers persevere in their faith despite their hardships and being small.

On the way home, we stopped for dinner at a Chinese restaurant. While waiting to be seated, Doi Sensei began to feel a sharp pain in his side. He felt the pain throughout the whole time we were there. We brought him home but he said he would go to the hospital if it got any worse. That’s the latest information I have at this point. Please pray for him.


Here are a couple of pictures from today:

With the Kurayoshi Church
At the Chinese restaurant.