Thank you so much for your prayers for the Shichigahama Preaching Place! I know they felt those prayers as they presented their goals to the mother church in Shiogama. The mother church did approve the Shichigahama Preaching Place’s request to purchase a house where the small congregation can hold worship services and other ministries. Even though the congregation only numbers six people, they want to reach their town for Christ. This new place of worship will help them do that. For the last 48 years they have meet in a dress shop.
There are still a lot of hoops to jump through regarding regulations and we haven’t cleared them all. Please remember Mr. Shoji Hashiura (Ha-shi-u-ra) who is taking on the burden of clearing the house with the government for purchase. He is 74 years old and feels tired from all the strain of this purpose.