Under the presence of Kyoshu-sama, his wife Mayumi-sama, and Masaaki-sama, the Membership Meeting of the Chubu Region was held on June 23 in two parts (morning and afternoon services), with a total of approximately 2700 people in attendance.

The meeting began with Kyoshu-sama leading the Amatsu Norito prayer. After receiving Johrei from Kyoshu-sama, Rev. Kato, Regional Director, stepped forward to express gratitude to Kyoshu-sama for his presence.

Continuing on, Tsuyoshi Senga, Member Representative, explained the purpose of that day’s Membership Meeting along with describing the realizations that he was granted through his own purification.

Next, President Shirasawa stood to give a greeting and reported on how the Kyoshu-system is in danger of being abolished. He explained the reality of the situation – how Izunome Kyodan has completely taken down the banner of a Kyoshu-centered organization and is moving toward eliminating Kyoshu-sama.
He expressed his determination to seek Meishu-sama’s spirit through Kyoshu-sama’s guidance and addressed to everyone, “Let us offer our love and sincerity in this entirely new phase of divine work and go forward with courage and hope.”

After a member’s faith experience, Kyoshu-sama took the platform.
He stated, “With the one I fully trust, President Shirasawa, taking the lead, I strongly wish that Izunome Group will be able to carry out its mission without fail. I am determined to go forward together.” After that, he gave guidance on how Meishu-sama opened our hearts, from ones that up until now, had and practiced a faith of making humans the main actor to ones that seek and serve God, who is the main actor.
Then he said, “We should not just rely and depend on Meishu-sama. We have come to this world to follow Meishu-sama as our example and to be born anew as true children of God. It is different from reincarnation.” “Do not live in a small, small dream. What not aspire for something big?”
He also quoted Meishu-sama’s words when he announced the birth of a Messiah, and now, it is about time we must reply to him, “On my part, I have become much younger! Thank you, Meishu-sama!” And invited everyone to reply to Meishu-sama together.
In conclusion, he said, “We are now made new and young, together with Meishu-sama. So let us return to heaven where Meishu-sama lives. And let us serve in the ever new divine work of saving everything and everyone” and brought his message to an end.

After that, the Crystal Chorus and the Utatama Tajimi (Tajimi Singing Souls) presented the Hallelujah Chorus and all participants joined in singing “Divine Light Hymn” and “Goin’ Home,” with lyrics set by Kyoshu-sama. As Kyoshu-sama, Mayumi-sama, Masaaki-sama and President Shirasawa were exiting the venue, they went through the first floor all the way to the second floor, personally responding to the members’ calls and handshakes for an extended period of time.

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