:: Izunome Group :: Activities :: No.5 ::

Going forward as one heart with Kyoshu-sama, we bring to you a glimpse into the activities of Izunome Group members


~Tamba Church Opening Ceremony, December 15, 2018~

 

 A new Izunome Group center has been established in the city of Fukuchiyama of the Kyoto Prefecture! Many members gathered on the day of the Opening Ceremony, sharing each other’s joy.

A member who participated reflected on the past and said, “From the time we left Izunome Kyodan’s Johrei Centers up to this day, we each had our worries, but in doing our activities with the wish to walk as one heart with Kyoshu-sama, we received so much joy. It was such an invaluable time for us be nurtured by God.”

Other voices of joy, emotion, and realization at the ceremony included:
“With the thought that I could not lose my connection to Kyoshu-sama and that walking together with Kyoshu-sama is the only path, I left the Izunome Kyodan facility. I am studying Kyoshu-sama’s messages every day and feel a closeness to them. Mysteriously enough, I was able to go forward on this path with Kyoshu-sama without worry. From here on too, I will make efforts in the spreading of salvation by this entirely new faith.”

“Until a new church was established, it was a half a year of experiencing sorrow, distress and various other thoughts and emotions. In my praying during this time, I felt the joy of my mother who passed away three years ago and I realized that our ancestors are together with us, being used by God. From now on, too, I want to be used by God together with all my ancestors. I am now able to think that the various feelings I have and others have are all being used by Meishu-sama. From now on, too, while sharing each other’s joy with everyone, I would like to serve God as one heart with Kyoshu-sama.”

“As we were practically forced out of Izunome Kyodan’s facility, with the thought of starting from zero, we went through with our activities. We are continuing things like Johrei meetings which happen three times a week (photo), centering around members’ homes. In July of 2018, it was the first time we held a meeting, a Thanksgiving Service, as a group of ones who walk together with Kyoshu-sama. It was a Thanksgiving Service where we cried and cried and felt a joy we had never felt before. We are just happy to become one heart with Kyoshu-sama. During the time we had no church, I realized the joy of becoming one heart with Kyoshu-sama.”

“Always one heart with Kyoshu-sama!”

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