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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Just came back from Akita for the random job and house hunting. My peace to move to Akita grow, yet in contrast the reality is disturbing. Finding it very difficult to get a university position in Akita, the program, funding, project, connection etc.... turning my back to the opportunities in Tokyo can be nevertheless a stubborn, seemingly unwise decision. Will I have enough fund to run the "Faith, Hope and Love Ministry 光希屋カフェ" without having a stable income? Will I be able to sustain for more than six months without a stable job? Will I be able to continue to bridge the findings of the research into the field, and do otherwise without having a faculty position? I need to pray that if I will need to walk this step, then I will not be intimidated by sight of limitations. I also pray that the way that the Lord prepared ahead of me will be visible and sensible to the people who love and seriously concern about me.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
I want you to begin to pray with me, for the ministry of Faith, Hope and Love 光希屋.
Of these years working with hikikomori, suicide prevention and the vulnerable, I realized that if I am to make the ministry a public access, I will tend to meet more, futoko (school refusal), schizophrenia, homosexual, developmental disorder, loneliness, depression, desperation etc.
In the East, unlike the West, the culture is predominated by Eastern believes, that includes temple, shrines, and folk believes. If I want to rule out idolatry, yoga, alcohol, cigarettes, and pornography in my ministry, I will need the Christians' prayers, workers, and sponsors.
The school/ministry that I am planning to have, is not a place where we push a perfect ideology on others, but a place to exhibit God's love and trustworthiness through love, prayers and givings.
If you are joining me in this ministry,
this would be a UNCONDITIONAL LOVE ministry.
The goal is not to have show the world numbers of people that had converted into Christians,
but allowing others to experience Jesus at where they are,
being ACCEPTED by the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and FORGIVENESS
which they can never experience without a set of rules,
nor people telling them what to do,
or what to believe.
The spot that I am planning to start this ministry is Akita Prefecture,
up north, 4.5 hours away from Tokyo by Bullet Train,
one of the prefecture with heaviest snow,
rapid decline population,
rapid aging population,
rapid decline economy,
highest suicide rate etc.
(Akita is also known as one of the highest power-spot (spiritual spot) in Japan)
PRAY WITH ME,
I am planning to start as soon as September 2013. As the structure of the ministry has formed, even without getting a job in Akita, I am considering to quit my work in Tokyo and start in Akita as soon as possible. I never know when we will last till, but if God is to come the next day, I would want to live my life fullest to what I felt I am called to do.
My friends, if you are planning to give but you are afraid if you can financially committed to it,
set a plan with the help of the Holy Spirit.
The ultimate idea of this ministry is to allow the hikikomori to stand on their feet.
The ministry as a Café will hire the hikikomori as staffs.
the business models in the Café will turn into the resource.
You can choose to be a one time off donor,
you can choose to be our partner
by investing your money on the business,
and you get a return in the end.
I will update you more.