Kiyohito Kubo

Recent Ministry

Thank you for the past financial support and prayer we received. We are thankful for the opportunity to be supported by White Fields again. This past year I was working part-time in addition to my responsibilities at the church. Now due to your support, I can again wholly focus on my core responsibility as a pastor. Words do not express how thankful and grateful I am for your partnership. Our worship service has an average attendance of ten adults and five youth with six church members.

  • Pray for our outreach to our community.
  • Pray for the Japanese people to understand their need for a Savior.

Morikazu lives close to our church, about a five-minute walking distance. He first saw our tract, which prompted him to start attending our group last summer. Before that, he was going to a Mormon Church because he attended a free English conversation class at the Mormon church because he was interested in learning English. He developed a curiosity about the Bible, but Morikazu noticed that the Mormon group did not talk much about the words of the Bible; instead, they spent a majority of the time on the Mormon text. So he decided to come to our church to learn about the Words in the Bible. He has regularly been attending each week since he first started coming last September. He usually stays for the fellowship and prayer time after the morning worship. Although Morikazu is busy at work every day, we anticipate starting an individual Bible study with him soon. Marikazu is single and in his early forties.

  • Pray for Morikazu to repent of his sin and accept Christ the Lord as His Savior.
  • Pray for the Bible study to deepen his interest in God’s Word and for his knowledge to lead to an understanding of his need for salvation.

Haruo is in his sixties and married a Chinese believer almost two years ago. Since his wife comes to church, he also comes along. He started coming last October and is regularly attending. I am getting the impression that Haruo thinks he becomes a Christian because of his wife’s influence, someday but not soon. I have been explaining to him the importance of a personal relationship with the Savior and faith is more than merely being converted from one belief to another. We pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide Haruo to understand his need for a Savior.

  • Pray for Hurou to grasp the concept of a personal relationship with God and understand Christianity and salvation do not rub off a person from another’s faith but requires his participation.
  • Pray for him to come to an understanding of salvation through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • Pray for the pastor to have wisdom as he shares God’s Word.

Keiichi found our church group through the internet. He came to church once, and we talked for a while. I learned that Keiichi knew a Christian group back when he was in his twenties. He is now in his sixties and married. He had read the Bible in the past but had not been to a church for quite a while. At the end of last year, Keiichi lost his mother. This started him thinking about the meaning of life and death and started him on a search for the Truth before his own physical end in this world. We learned later that Keiichi disconnected himself from all ties to the Buddhist temple of his family’s traditions and the entire method of Buddhism. He is concerned about his daughter, who is an adult, and has been withdrawn from society for a while and is deeply involved in spiritual new age ideas. Keiichi runs his own business and has not been able to attend church on Sundays due to this responsibility. We primarily keep in touch via emails.

  • Pray for Keiichi to find Truth only possible through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for him to come to an understanding of the gospel and his need for a Savior, and for his repentance leading to salvation.
  • Pray for Keiichi’s daughter who seems to be searching for the Truth as well.

Pray for the team from the United States that will be coming for the summer Bible camp. As this is our first year doing this program, pray for our preparations and logistics to go smoothly. Pray our outreach efforts to be successful and especially for the Japanese children who will be there to have a wonderful time and respond when they hear the gospel. Pray for the parents to be willing to allow their children to attend the camp and also to show an interest in the gospel.

Last Months Report

We are currently praying for the White Fields Short Term Ministry Team that will be helping us sponsor a VBS this summer during the school break. I have met with one of the White Fields Alumni Pastors, and his wife, that have a great amount of experience leading evangelistic VBS ministries. Please pray for our partnership with the team as we all prepare for some wonderful ministry together.


Pat and Tomio Ohashi have planted several churches in Japan and Tomio now serves on our Field Directing Committee. Their partnership with White Fields brings wisdom and experience to the ministry of church planting.

We are thankful that they are sharing their gifted experience with our younger pastors as they guide Kiyohito and Yuriko preparing for the VBS ministry.

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 then 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.

Pastor Kiyohito