Grand Autumn Service
Greeting from President Keiichiro Narii
RIHGA Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan
October 14, 2019
I sincerely congratulate all of you on the Grand Autumn Service.
The pleasant autumn season when the breeze blows on the surface of the rivers has arrived.
Together with all of you from all over the country who are united by a strong bond and “always one heart with Kyoshu-sama,” I offer my gratitude to God and to Meishu-sama who is with God, for being able to hold this Grand Autumn Service.
At today’s service, Kyoshu-sama is present here for us.
In the very busyness of divine work, such as making missionary visits to various regions both domestically and internationally, Kyoshu-sama is present for us at today’s grand service and continues to guide us to Meishu-sama’s true salvation – I am truly grateful and I thank Kyoshu-sama most sincerely for this.
Also, today, Kyoshu-sama’s wife Mayumi-okusama and Kyoshu-sama’s successor Masaaki-sama are in attendance. So here, I would like to present them to you.
Mayumi-okusama, Masaaki-sama, with all due respect, please stand if you may. Thank you very much.
Later, we will receive a greeting from Masaaki-sama. I am looking forward to it.
Also attending today are those representing overseas members. I will introduce them to you.
From Brazil, Rev. Yoshiro Nagae, President of Brazil’s World Church of Messiah; from the United States, Rev. Igor Melcher, Area Head and his wife of Izunome Association; and two members from the Hawaii Church and Indonesia.
From Brazil, Rev. Yoshiro Nagae, President of Brazil’s World Church of Messiah; three ministers from Sekai Kyusei Kyo Korea, including the president Rev. Yun; from the United States, Rev. Igor Melcher, Area Head, and his wife of Izunome Association; and two members from the Hawaii Church and Indonesia.
All of you, if you will, please stand. Let’s welcome them with a big round of applause. Thank you very much.
At the end of this month, Kyoshu-sama will be making a missionary visit to Europe.
Under Kyoshu-sama, with the path of Meishu-sama’s true salvation showing great expansion all over the world, let us go forward with dreams and hope, joining hearts with all the members overseas.
Now, today, in regard to the new organizational structure of the church, I would like to report to all of the members from around the
Recently, on September 30, Su no Hikari Church, Izunome Group and Toho no Hikari Group have made a fresh start as an entirely new church under Kyoshu-sama and will be moving forward as one with a new organizational structure that is truly, always one heart with Kyoshu-sama.
In Su no Hikari Church, by the utmost sacred and grave acts of approval and authorization by Kyoshu-sama, I have received the official appointment of Chairman of the Executive Board of Directors (President). With sincere gratitude and determination, I have deeply engraved this into my heart.
Also, by the authorization of Kyoshu-sama, both Rev. Shirasawa and Rev. Kawatani have received the appointments of vice president. Together with all the new executives who have received Kyoshu-sama’s approval, we will make Kyoshu-sama’s guidance the one and only, absolute guidepost without exception, and in the name of Messiah, which is one with Meishu-sama, we firmly pledge to single-mindedly serve in the divine work of true salvation.
In the Sekai Kyusei Kyo Su no Hikari Church Church Rules that took effect on September 30 with the establishment of the new organizational structure, the following “Sacred Oath” is written:
With great fear of God, we acknowledge that the Lord God is our true Father, the one and only God. We revere Meishu-sama as the model for all humanity and as our own example to follow, Meishu-sama, who was born anew as the true child of God, the Messiah, by receiving the divine will that God accomplished in heaven. We believe that Jesus Christ, who, 2,000 years ago, embodied the name of Messiah, the name most holy and high, is serving the Lord God in unity with Meishu-sama. And we regard the messages of Kyoshu-sama – who reveals to us the will of Meishu-sama in this material world – as the sole, absolute, and irreplaceable foundation in advancing our mission here on earth.
We are able to receive this time’s establishment of a new organizational structure precisely because Meishu-sama, who founded World Church of Messiah himself, had this church born within each one of us and granted to us the spirit of this “Sacred Oath.”
Everyone, under Kyoshu-sama and with great gratitude and hope in our hearts, let us become one and serve in the light of Meishu-sama’s true salvation that continues to burn, in this work of a once-in-a-lifetime chance.
I express my gratitude for the precious time I have received before Kyoshu-sama’s appearance and here, I end my greeting to you.
Thank you very much.
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