Daniel Asano (Pastor,TLCCC New York Church)
Hallelujah! Thank you very much for your prayers and offering.
The State of New York has extended the stay-at-home order again to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection until May 15th. The United States has now the highest number of confirmed cases and death in the world; nearly one-third of those have come from the State of New York. Thanks to your prayer, we have been protected.
Regarding a church service, Vice President Pence recommended the gathering of less than ten people. The Trinity Presbyterian Church whose chapel we rent permitted us to hold a service with less than five people. So during the stay-at-home order, we were able to hold the services twice in the hot spot of New York. We thank the Lord for that.
On Easter day, I believe that most churches in the United States held their services online and that the services were hold in each and every home of their members via Internet. Reaching the peak of the infection in NY on that day, we also held a worship service at home by distributing it online. I thank the Lord for having spoken to us about the Internet as the mission tool many years ago and for preparing TLEA churches for that. We will continue to pray for the mission through the Internet and strengthen its work.
As for the name change of our New York Church, we have learned through the lawyer that in the State of New York, the religious organization should be registered in the County, not in the State. So we are going to register the new name of our church in New York County, but the pandemic has kept us from doing so. Please pray that we should go to the NY County office at the right time and that the name change would be proceeded promptly. We appreciate your continued prayer for us to be able to do God’s will for the fulfilment of His plan in NY.
For the foundation of prayer and the obedience to God
For works through the Internet and through praise bands
For messages according to God’s will and online services
For the preparation for the NY team
For the completion of the name change of the church
For those who are in God’s will to be gathered and for classes to receive new comers
For the work of the gifts of the Holy Spirit
For cooperative relationships according to God’s will, specifically with the Jews in NY; and for works in the U.S., Middle and South America, and Europe
For our health and finance, and protection from accidents and terrorism
For the improvement of our English skills
NY Church Web-site http://astone.tv/tlcccnychurch/english/