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Chief Apostle in Japan

asia — June 6, 2010

Bandung International leaders of the New Apostolic Church, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber visited Japan, the country of sunrise on Sunday, June 6, 2010. Great joy when the bus carrying the Chief Apostle and his companions, District Apostle Armin Brinkmann (Germany), Leslie Latorcai (Canada), Urs Hebeisen (Philippines), Apostle Isnugroho Edy (Indonesia), Fred Wolf (Thailand) and the bishop arrived in Tama City. Several brothers and sisters welcoming the guests with traditional clothing kimono, which in Japan is only levied on certain days.

Welcoming atmosphere

Welcoming atmosphere

District Apostle Hebeisen reported that of 167 people who attended the worship service, 80 people of whom come from Korea. Brothers and sisters are mostly young from Korea on Saturday afternoon, June 5 presents a concert titled "International Friendship Serenade" on the main street in front of the hotel. Guests very happy for their performances.

Divine service

Chief Apostle was using the passage

Luke 8:16 "“No one, when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light."

Lamp are:

  1. Faith
    Let us not close it with a jar: hesitant, or put them under the bed: we do not apply.
  2. Love
    Let us not close it with a jar: selfish, selfishness, or place them under the bed: we feel helpless, tiny chance.
  3. Hope
    Let us not close it with a jar: The thought: "God is delaying his coming" or even "God will not come back," or placing it under the bed: We pursue only the worldly matters.
  4. Joy
    Let us not close it with a jar: criticism, anger, misunderstanding, or placing it under the bed: We are seeking worldly joy

We place the lamp on the lampstand, means that we elevate the fourth.

Photo opportunity with Chief Apostle

Photo opportunity with Chief Apostle

On Sunday afternoon, the Chief Apostle and company visiting our Church in Tama City. There retired District Evangelist Yahata Yoshiharu (78) tell the history of the New Apostolic Church in Japan, whose work began in 1961.

Chief Apostle and company visited tourist attraction

Chief Apostle and company visited tourist attraction

Before the next trip on Monday, the guests visited the historic tourist objects and so they get an impression of the diversity of Japanese culture.