New Apostolic Church
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.
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.
Chief Apostle was using the passage
Luke 8:16 "ΓÇ£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."
Let us not close it with a jar: hesitant, or put them under the bed: we do not apply.
Let us not close it with a jar: selfish, selfishness, or place them under the bed: we feel helpless, tiny chance.
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.
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.
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.
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.