The Profession Ceremony under the presence of Kyoshu-sama took place at the Nagoya Church in the Chubu Region on March 21. Masaaki-sama, Kyoshu-sama’s successor, was also present. Those wishing to become members came to attend along with those that guided them.

At 1:30 p.m., the service began with Kyoshu-sama entering the altar area and offering the Opening Prayer to God. All the attendees offered a bow of reverence to the divine image of Meishu-sama and then received Johrei from Kyoshu-sama.

The video “To Become Children of God: To Be Born Anew” was presented, and after a brief interval, Kyoshu-sama presented the Ohikari to each candidate wishing to profess their faith and become a member, ending the ceremony.

New members impressed into their hearts the determination to convey the gospel of true salvation—to be born anew as children of God—left by Meishu-sama and Jesus Christ to as many people as possible and departed the venue.

After the end of the service, in a chapter of surprise, Rev. Takahara, Director of the Chubu Region, presented a bouquet of flowers to Masaaki-sama, who turned 41 on March 21. Masaaki-sama received it with smiles, and in a harmonious atmosphere, a commemorative photograph was taken.

   
Surprise for Masaaki-sama’s Birthday: https://www.instagram.com/p/CMrww59JTmR/

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