Wednesday October 7th, 2009
Tonight was our first Wednesday Night Bible Study with the Haruna Church!
We put out flyers, handed out invitations, and made announcements from the pulpit advertizing “English Bible Study and Singing.” Here’s Stacey’s flyer that she made!
We were anxious to see how many people (if any) would come tonight. Haruna has never had a midweek study. This is also one of our first big attempts at outreach. We are trying to reach out to the surrounding areas and hopefully get some high-school/college kids in here who are interested in the Bible and English.
Around 6:30 we headed towards the building. No cars in the parking lot yet. Closer to 7:00pm a few people started to come in. YAY! We have ears that want to hear. We ended up with 4 people that showed up. No new young people from the community, but a woman that Obata-san has been talking with showed up, Junko-san! Also 3 members from the congregation came, and we are very excited about doing some equipping. Most of the members are fairly new Christians or have grown very little since they were baptized, so we are excited to share with all who will come.
Paul did another great job starting with the first part of a 2 lesson series on “Why the Bible is Special,” and then we’re going to dive into the book of Luke. If the Lord wants us to work on training up the people in the body then that’s what we want too!