Daniel Asano (Pastor,TLCCC New York Church)
Hallelujah. Praise the name of the Lord. Thank you very much for your intercessory prayers and offerings.
I returned to NY safely from Israel on Nov. 9, two days earlier than the main group of Israel team. As I stepped in by faith, I was able to see the special plan of God and experience His wonderful blessings through the Israel team.
I was given the word from God for myself a day before the departure from Israel ”Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”(I Peter 4:12,13) I used to react, saying ”Not again!”when unexpected problems occur and didn’ｔ give thanks in those circumstances right away. However, through the word given on this trip, God spoke to my heart, saying that before fiery ordeal happens, you had better rejoice from now on, which changed my mind and motivated me to rejoice anytime. Actually, when unpleasant things have happened in my workplace and at home, I have found myself rejoicing from the bottom of my heart. I thought I had better rejoice now to prepare myself for the more difficult time ahead.
At the end of November, Mrs. N who had been returning to Japan temporarily emailed me saying she was back to NY, and that the husband of her sister in Tokyo, fighting diseases, listens to CD of the original J-gospel called ”Sound of Wind Vol. 5” which we mailed to him over a year ago. She also says that he listens to it every day, and so much that he remembers the order of all the 77 songs in it, which makes him peaceful, completely different from him in the past. We are so thankful to God to hear that and give praise to Him.
Please pray for us to be able to follow the Lord faithfully, grasping the mission as the ones sent from Heavenly Jerusalem.
1.For praying, listening to and obey God correctly and faithfully
2.For thorough giving thanks, praising and rejoicing
3.For works through the Internet and through praise bands
4.For the next U.S. team
5.For messages according to God’ｓ will and online services
6.That those who are in God’ｓ will would be gathered
7.For the prophecy class and the work of the gifts of the Holy Spirit 8.For Church School and a new worship service place
9.For cooperative relationships according to God’ｓ will, specifically with the Jewish people; and for works in the U.S., Middle and South American, and Europe
10.For our health and finance, and protection from accidents and terrorism 11.For our English skills
NY Church Web-site http://tokyo.antioch.jp/muti-lang/eng/contents/link/index.htm