Kiyohito Kubo

Recent Ministry

Our Christmas service was a blessed time of fellowship with each other. We had fourteen adults and four children who attended and were genuinely worshiping our Lord and Savior.

Keiko visited our group on the day of Christmas worship. She stayed for lunch and the afternoon fellowship and seemed to enjoy our time together. We learned that Keiko used to attend another church where she was baptized. At that time, she was unable to be actively involved in the church as she was busy with work. She recently moved to our area. Keiko seems excited about coming back to church regularly. We did not hear much about her story, but she is divorced and in her sixties. We expect to hear more sometime.

  • Pray for Keiko to have God’s guidance and provision for her spiritual growth so that she is a devoted believer.

Sachiko is my mother-in-law, and we shared about her in the report last summer when she moved back to be with her older son. Her husband passed away more than four years ago. Unfortunately, she was not doing well as she was living by herself, despite being near family, and was not able to attend church very often. Sachiko moved back to Chiba, where we are located. She seems to be feeling better as she is again able to participate in church. We are praying for Sachiko to regain energy and physical strength.

Thank you for praying for my wife last month. Her second surgery went well, and the doctor says her recovery has been consistent. Our children seem to be relieved to hear this good news. Pray for complete healing, the doctor says healing takes typically eight months. Before the surgery, my wife was working full-time as a registered dietician. For her physical health, and the need to provide to our own family and church members, she reduced her work hours to part-time, less than four hours a week. Pray that my wife would receive adequate care from church fellowship and for our household finances as her earnings are reduced. Our desire is to walk in faith in Christ.

  • Pray for the pastor’s family as they face these adjustments and for comfort and peace in God.
  • Pray for new people to come to the church and to come to know God.
  • Pray for the persistent efforts of the pastor as he shares the gospel with the Japanese people.

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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