2017年09月04日

Grape picking 2017/9/3

After the 1st Sunday service, we went grape picking together.  Grapes are so big and delicious that we enjoyed eating very much.   Autum is really the time of harvest.    

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Parents of one of our members came from Kenya to visit their family and stayed for a month.
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"Did they enjoy grape picking?   Aer your parents happy to be here?" When I asked, he replied, "They are more than happy!"
His words made us happy, too.   How wonderful it is that we are one family in God!

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Some church members helped to drive us to the grape farm.   We appreciate them, too.   But the most wonderful blessing is that God loves us and gives us beautiful nature and rich harvest!   We give thanks to our God from our heart!
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2017年08月29日

Church summer festival 2017/8/26

Our church has a small summer festival every year.   This time, Praise Fellowship sold some cosmetic.   We could gain some amount earning which will be used for Praise Fellowship activities.

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2017年08月13日

Summer Camp at beach 2017/8/11

2017/8/11, we held summer camp at a seashore.    This is our first one night camp planed by ourselves.    Pastor came to preach at night and we enjoyed beautiful summer days.

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There are a few savings of Praise Fellowship since we earned some money through our serving church lunch on Sundays.    With that help, we could do this camp without big expense.

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2016年10月31日

Family Sports Day

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2015年05月10日

The church bazaar 2015


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"Church Bazaar was held 2015/4/29"  Thanks God!

The Bazaar was very successful this year,too.  All profit is offered for radio program and worldwide evangelization.  It was fine and a nice day.  A lot of people visited our church and enjoyed this bazaar.  We give thanks God in everything.

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2015年03月07日

The strawberry picking


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Rainy as it was, we had a strawberry picking experience and it was a lot of fun. The strawberry picking was done in a greenhouse. We ate strawberries as much as we could for one hour. The strawberries were sweet and juicy.

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2014年12月28日

Making Japanese rice cake

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After monthly English Service, instead of tea time, we joined "Omochi-tsuki" (Japanese custom to make rice cake at the end of the year ), which was held by Men's club of our church.
The members of Praise Fellowship also hit and pounded steamed rice into Omochi.
 As soon as it was made, we put "Tare(sugar and soysauce)" to it, covered it with seaweed and ate it which was still very soft and warm .  
What a good cake it was! 
We hope it will be very joyful and precious memory in Japan.

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2014年12月21日

Christmas party in our church

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After Christmas Sunday Service, we had a small Christmas Party in our church.  
A lot of sisters and brothers (including pastors) prepared lunch and we could enjoyed many delicious dishes!
Hearing the Christmas songs by children, we had very good Christmas time. 

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2014年11月12日

Matsuyama Charity Christmas meeting

Our church, Matsuyama Fukuin Center, will present a special Christmas meeting to you all - Matsuyama City Charity Christmasu on Dec 13 (Sat).
The tone chime/hand bell qoir will performe warm and seasonable Christmas songs, and Pastor Mandai will be singing original songs and be sharing a Christmas message, along with heartful picture book reading by Setruko Kaida, RNB announcer.
We hope you will join and celebrate Christmas together.


 Time: Dec.13 (Sat) The 1st meeting 2:00pm〜, and th 2nd meeting 6:00pm〜. ( Twice performance )
 Place: Nankai Housou Honmachi-kaikan ( Matsuyama0shi, Honmachi 1-1-1 ) - Brown building next to Ehime Shinbun at Nishi- Horibata )
 Tickets: ¥1200 for an adult, ¥600 for a high school or junior hih school student, free for an elementary schoolchild.

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Lunch service


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We Praise Fellowship prepared the church lunch “Feijoada” for the first time.
Since we prepared it beforehand, Fejioada was almost ready on Saturday.
So, on Sunday we had plenty of time and everything went smoothly as it was planned. It was so delicious that everybody enjoyed it
We give thanks to God. Thank you very much for your help and praying.


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2014年09月01日

One day trip to Shikoku karst

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As summer activity 22 brothers and sisters went to Shikoku karst by 3 cars. 
It was so foggy that we were not able to have clear view at all.  But we had a great time by the blessing of God.

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The summer festival

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 We had a summer festival of the annual event on August 23rd.
 We were worried about the weather, but it was a good weather which we thanked God! Many groups of our church sold various food. A lot of people came, and enjoyed this festival.
 It was a good opportunity for us to have fellowship through this event.
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2014年07月01日

Easter Festival 2014/4/20


We held Combined Easter service. After service, the church organized a buffet style luncheon for everyone. we ate a lot of dishes at ¥200 and enjoyed recreations. We could cerebrate Eastert all together. God blessed us so rechly!

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The strawberry picking 2014/3/8


We visited the strawberry gerden in Saijo today. I was worried about the weather, but it was sunny and warm inside the greenhouse. Strawberries were very sweet. We ate a lot of strawberries untill full. We had so much fun! 

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2013年11月11日

Grape picking!

We visited Uchiko for grape picking on 31st August.

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 We could eat grapes there as much as we like. The type of grapes was "Kyoho", that was a big sized-grape and so sweet.
 This activity gave us the sign of autumn and we really had a great time!
 Thought's about the day

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 "It was a wonderful outing. Everyone is such a nice person. Grape was really oishii!(delicious)
 I enjoyed every bit of it and managed to eat 4 and 1/2 clusters." -Bernard

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 "I had a great time! I ate 3 clusters. Grapes were so sweet! Thank you so much for this activity." -Ninai

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 "Happy hours! Grape was very delicious, too bad I only could eat small amount of them. Very thankful for this occasion" -Wilma

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 "Yeah!! Really enjoyed today! Delicious grapes and wonderful members!! Almost lost the 'Grape-King' title, but still happy!  Thanks so much for the help of today's outdoor activity" -Jean

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 "Grape was so delicious! I was very happy to meet you all from different countries!" -

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2013年08月10日

The beach outing 2013/7/21


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Our church make a plan to go to the beach with "Men's Club" on July 21st..  This is an annual church event every year. The place is  "Goshikihama" seaside park.  Church prepare watermelon game, that is, to split a watermelon with a stick wearing a blindfold.  Everyone can participate in this event for free, including lunch. 

Six memebers of the Prasise Fellowship went to there.  It was so hot that we had to be patient on that day.  However, they seemed to really enjoy the picnic so much.  Some of them went to the beach, enjoyed boating and catching balls, and so on.  They were so excited.  
Some tried hitting the watermelon with their eyes closed.  It was so fun.    They really had a good time on the beach on that day.

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2013年07月18日

Happy birthday!!

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We are so glad to have celebrated our son's first birthday on the 7th july.  We are thankful to the praise fellowship members for their warm presence and blessing that they gave to Craig and us on that day.  The fellowship is a great blessing, and makes life in Japan more bearable and fun.

We also appreciate the kind gesture courtesy of pastor Mandai and staff in accommodating us on that afternoon.
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Thank you very much and may God richly bless you.

Maurice, Po and Craig

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2013年07月17日

A luncheon party

We had "Joshi-kai" which means ladies-only gathering with new commers.  

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2013年05月23日

Church Bazassr 2013/4/29

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Hallelujah!  Praise the Lord. 
We held a Church bazaar on April 29. 

The day was blessed with sunny weather and there was a big cue from the sales corner in the church to the road outside until it opened at 9:30 a.m.  This year probably we had the highest number of the visitors ever recorded and it was the best day of roaring business. On the day of bazaar, more than 100 of the brothers and sisters in the Lord served with all their best from early in the morning to the evening, for the preparation and the clearing up. 

As for Praise Fellowship Team, also several brothers and sisters took part and served in the event.
We prepared Banana Cake of the  Philippines , Tapioca with Coconut Milk, Indonesia Sate of quail's egg , and Banana and Corn fritter of  Malawi and sold them all.  The sum of the sales of PF Team was 11,500 yen. Thank you for your commitment.

According to the accounting report of the bazaar on the weekly report of the church on May 12, all the sales were offered for the radio and overseas missions.  The contributions of the bazaar will be used for the work of God, sowing the seeds of Good News as we do every year.

 We are so thankful for your service, the goods offered, and your prayers toward this event.
This church bazaar was also a great success as usual and a great victory we achieved, reporting this with gratitude and appreciation to you.  Thank you so mush!

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2013年05月20日

Easter 2013/4/8

We celebrate Easter together.  After Easter service, the church organizes a buffet stkle luncheon for everyone to enjoy at 200¥
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