CHC sends another mission team to Japan to minister the love of God.
Contributed By Rachel Tjahjadi
On Nov. 13 and 14, deputy senior pastor of City Harvest Church, Tan Ye Peng flew to Japan to minister in Kumamoto Harvest Church and Fukuoka Harvest Church. Since the devastating March earthquake in Fukushima, CHC has been sending disaster-relief teams to the affected areas to provide assistance. CHC’s senior pastor, Kong Hee has also encouraged the pastors and churches there.
Over two days, Tan, accompanied by three church members, ministered to over 250 people in seven sessions, from leaders’ meetings to regular church services. Aside from this, Tan met with and advised a group of youth leaders from Kumamoto Harvest Church who were preparing for their annual youth church camp in 2012.
At Fukuoka Harvest Church, Tan brought a timely word of encouragement to the leaders, many of whom were praying for a younger generation of leaders to rise up and take up the mantle of running the church. Tan shared a powerful word, reminding them that God would finish the good work He had begun in them, even to the younger generations. By the end of the session, many of the older leaders were moved to tears and were strengthened in their faith to continue serving God. Tan also held a Holy Communion service with the rest of the FHC congregation, delivering a message on loving one another in the body of Christ.
Though the trip was short, the impact was great. The senior pastor of FHC wrote an email to CHC to express his deepest gratitude to Tan and the mission team. He shared how his church members were deeply touched to renew their love for the Lord and for one another. He wrote, “We will continue to fight the good fight of faith for revival here in Fukuoka.”