October 12, 2018
To All Members
From Sekai Kyusei Kyo Su no Hikari Kyodan Izunome Group
Michio Shirasawa, President
I sincerely thank all of you for your daily efforts in serving in this entirely new phase of divine work under the guidance of Kyoshu-sama, that is, what Meishu-sama taught, to be born anew as a true child of God.
Last month in September, Rev. Yoshiro Nagae, who for many years was on the staff of Igreja Messianica Mundial do Brazil (IMMB or Sekai Kyusei Kyo of Brazil) and served as an Executive Director; and Dr. Roberto Kogashi, who was the former supervising lawyer for IMMB’s legal team, made a visit to Japan.
Seriously questioning IMMB’s denial of Kyoshu-sama and the elimination of the practice and study of Kyoshu-sama’s messages from their daily efforts, the two of them, together with many members within the country of Brazil, stood up.
And when they came to Japan, they were allowed to have a face-to-face meeting with Kyoshu-sama at his residence, Hekiun-so, and received the permission from Kyoshu-sama to establish Igreja Mundial do Messias (World Church of Messiah or Sekai Meshiya Kyo) in Brazil. Then on October 12, they announced their establishment to the whole world through the simultaneous launch of their official website, official Facebook Page and official YouTube channel. To view their meeting with Kyoshu-sama, please visit Izunome Group’s official YouTube channel.
In Brazil, this Igreja Mundial do Messias is not a voluntary association nor a non-profit organization. Rev. Yoshiro Nagae is the president of an organization that has obtained the status of religious corporation. Consequently, they are not an entity that can incur constrictions or limitations from Japan’s illegitimate Sekai Kyusei Kyo Board of Executive Directors nor Izunome Kyodan, nor from IMMB, headed by President Marco Resende who adheres to them.
In other words, in the establishment of Igreja Mundial do Messias (World Church of Messiah), a thoroughly Kyoshu-centered religious corporation has been born in Brazil. Even for us members in Japan, this is an immeasurably auspicious event.
In 1950, Meishu-sama founded Sekai Meshiya Kyo (World Church of Messiah). About seventy years later, the name of the church has now been resurrected on the opposite side of Japan—in Brazil.
Here, I would like to pay sincere homage to the faith of all the courageous members in Brazil who share the same heart and spirit as Kyoshu-sama. All of us would like to offer our sincerest spirit of congratulations to Meishu-sama.
Meishu-sama, our sincerest congratulations to you.
From here on, Igreja Mundial do Messias of Brazil will have Kyoshu-sama and Masaaki-sama as their leaders, work together with Su no Hikari Kyodan Izunome Group, and serve in this new phase of Meishu-sama’s divine work of salvation.
From here on too, under the guidance of Kyoshu-sama and Masaaki-sama, commencing with Igreja Mundial do Messias, we join together with members all over the world who share the same heart and spirit as Kyoshu-sama and in the name of Messiah, overcoming barriers of any religion, we would like to go forward with every country and region in the true work of salvation of a faith that transcends all religions and of uniting all religions into one; the work of the one and only God who governs everything.
To all of you, let us take great joy in this historical moment we are able to witness and share this joy with many others.