JAPAN : TSUNAMI RECOVERY PROJECT
Each month from the date of the tsunami disaster until June 2018, one or more members of our church in Tokyo traveled to Northeast Japan to minister to those still suffering in the aftermath of such intense destruction and sorrow. Initially, supplies and survival goods were delivered. Now, as many basic needs have been met and people begin showing a great
hunger for real meaning in life, Bible studies, children’s outreach, sharing meals and just listening to people’s painful and tragic accounts occupy much of this ministry. Intense stress and bitterness, hopelessness and despondency need to be replaced by the deep meaning and healing God gives us through Jesus for this life and hope for the life to come.
Hallelujah! Since June 2018, Michiyo and Shinya Fujita have been LCM tent-making missionaries, sent out from Kotake Mukaihara Christian Church in Tokyo to the tsunami area of Sendai! They have moved from the comforts of their home in Tokyo, to lead this church-planting project, ministering to the contacts they had made over the previous seven
years while visiting the displaced victims of this vast destruction. This young church-plant covets your prayer and financial support as Michiyo and Shinya gather the seekers in a tiny renovated store-front, living in their small apartment on the second floor. Pray for souls to open to the Gospel message, and for healing to flow into their broken lives.
JAPAN : TOKYO BUILDING PROJECT
LCMJapan’s headquarters is in Tokyo at Kotake Mukaihara Christian Church. This small building has been greatly compromised over the years through earthquakes. Contractors have declared it unstable, and therefore 2020 is the year anticipated for reconstruction and expansion. As the home base for present and future church plants, the congregation hears God’s challenge from Isaiah 54:2-3,
Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations and will resettle the desolate cities.
Thank you for your fervent prayer for the Tokyo congregation, and for any financial help you may offer for this costly but necessary undertaking. May it culminate in more church plants and more souls being saved.
TAIWAN : HEART BEAT - A LIFE CHANGING SPONSORSHIP
Our hearts are beating for children with special needs and disabilities. At least 10% of the children in the world, about 200 million, are born with some form of disability. In many countries these children become outcasts from society and require special protection. In Taiwan, many do not have the chance to be raised in a family where someone really loves and cares for them, and promotes their personal development. The skills, learning abilities and potential of these children are greatly underestimated. We want to help them!
At Bethesda~Home for Challenged Children and Adults in Hualien, Taiwan, our motivation to support these children is rooted in the love of God. Jesus showed compassion to outcasts in His day, loving them, healing them and restoring their dignity. "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me," (Matthew 25:40 NIV) is still God's standard for His disciples.
Liberty Corner Mission has supported Bethesda since its inception in 1955, with the children lovingly cared for by Sisters and Staff in the name of Jesus. Today about 130 children and young adults reside there, many needing financial aid. You are a HeartBeat away from changing someone’s life! For more information, contact us today.