Kiyohito Kubo

Recent Ministry

The Nara family who attended our church in the past came back. Kimiko is the second daughter of the Nara couple and is expecting a baby early in March. She is staying with the Nara’s till the time the baby is born. They are praying for her to be saved in Christ. The Naras are attending another church in Tokyo, but they thought it was too far away for Kimiko while she is pregnant.

  • Pray for Kimiko to be saved, pray for health, and safe birth for her baby.
  • Pray for Nara’s family faith walk.

We had our first men’s fellowship this last month. It will be a monthly gathering on the fourth Saturday in the afternoon. We had five men at this first casual meeting. We introduced each other and spent some time brainstorming the style and direction of the group. There are a couple of non-Christians in the group; with this in mind, I plan to have a good sharing time to encourage friendships and promote talk of various topics.

  • Pray for this group to provide a setting for the Christians to witness to others and for the non-Christians to understand salvation.

We started another new group called Bible Reading and Discussion Time held at a local community center. This group is not actuality initiated by us as the church but is affiliated with the Civic Center community culture courses. Our church member, Araya, introduced the church to the Civic Center. The group started with four people, and I consider this a good start, although everyone in the group currently attends our church.

  • Pray for more people to be led to this group so the Christians can share our testimonies to those who are interested but not yet ready to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Testimony

I was born in Okinawa Japan. I was born and raised in a Christian Family. I attended church with my parents, but at the time I didn’t have my own independent faith.  I continued to go to church until I was 18 years old when I moved to Tokyo and enrolled in the University.  At the time I studied and worked as a paperboy. I was too busy, so I quit going to church.

During this time I kept thinking, how I could live on my own without needing anyone else.  I was trying to work more and make more money, so I quit the University and move to Nagoya, Japan to get a new job. When I arrived at my new job, I discovered that it was not what I expected. So, it was tough during this time, and I felt like a failure, and I was very disappointed.

On a visit home I spoke with my parents and I thought, “I need to go to church, and I wanted to come back to God.”  My parents started sending me their recorded sermons, and I began reading the bible and watched a Christian movie they sent me. All those things caused me to decide that I needed to go back to my hometown of Okinawa.

Once I arrived, I started studying the bible with my pastor.  That is when I dedicated my life to God and believed in Jesus.  I decided to get baptized after three months—it was May 2, 2004.  I was very happy, and I had an expression of joy and felt that I had come back to my Father, just like the prodigal son in Luke 15.

Now I began thinking, how I could spend the rest of my life? I talked to the pastor for counsel and at the same time, our church started a Bible School. I enrolled and studied the bible for two years.  Afterward, I talked to the pastor and told him I felt that I needed to learn more about the bible. It was during this time that I met my wife and we began to get to know one another.

We were married and moved to Chiba in Japan, and we both enrolled in seminary and studied for three years. I started attending Japan Alliance Christ Church, which is a large church that was part of the Alliance Denomination that had two hundred and forty churches in Japan.  They sent me to start a church plant in Chiba, my wife and daughter (my daughter was only 2 years old).  I started church planting in April 2011. The very first service I did, I only had my wife and daughter as attendees.  We are blessed by how God has brought us into a partnership with White Fields and together with our denomination support; God has used us to bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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