Heart to Heart: A Valentines Charity for the Philippines

You are cordially invited to a charity dessert party to be held this Valentine’s Day. In March, the JET Christian Fellowship will have another opportunity to serve the storm-devastated communities of Tacloban and Biliran in the Philippines. All funds from this charity event will directly serve the people of these communities. The charity event will take place on February 14 at Osaka Seventh Day Adventist Church in the 4th floor meeting room. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day (and slightly contrary to tradition), the men will be serving the women with a dessert party and some live entertainment. A brief presentation about the JCF Philippines Mission trip will be included. […]

Fall Retreat 2012

Third JCF Mission Trip on Tsunami-hit Cities in Miyagi

The JCF mission team composed of four volunteers from different parts of Japan has worked hand in hand with Hope Miyagi for a three-day tsunami relief effort on January 4th-6th.   The third mission trip since the March 11th earthquake was focused on community rehabilitation in the areas greatly affected by the tsunami , such as Higashimatsushima and Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture. Volunteers gathered donations and shipped them up to Shiogama Bible Baptist Church.   “I am convinced that God is behind this activity,” said Perlan Alatiit, an ALT from Osaka. “It was my last lesson for the term when there was a little time left so I just started […]

JCF Tohoku Summer Retreat

“The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad!” – Psalm 126:3 Tohoku’s lush greenery welcomed the 21 campers from eight prefectures to worship and commune with God and to fellowship with one another at the Aomori Christian Center on July 16-18. The three-day retreat was focused on the attributes of God and the practical measures Christians can do to fearlessly make a stand in their beliefs and to encourage other believers to do so. Pastor John Elliot, the speaker has been serving the Japanese and foreign community alike through their chapel, college and camp ministries for over 25 years. He and his wife, Laurie, are missionaries with […]

Greetings from the National Coordinator

          It’s July in Japan and for many of us, things will probably be changing a lot soon. For me, I have to say goodbye to friends who are leaving. But I am also hoping to welcome many new friends who will be coming and I’m hoping that our experiences here together in Japan will be great. I’m especially looking forward to an amazing year on the leadership team of JCF. I’m gearing up for Tokyo Orientation, but first, making the long trek up to the Aomori Retreat!           Psalm 25:5 says, “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God […]

Greetings from the National Coordinator

April ushers in, barely noticeable. A lot has happened in our adopted home in the last few weeks, to keep our hearts and minds occupied with more than the passing of the months. Earthquake, tsunami, and even radiation leaks are now common topics of conversation. In the Tohoku region, thousands are dead and countless lives will forever feel the ripples of this disaster. But in the midst of everything, we see the hand and foot prints of our omnipresent and omnipotent God everywhere. As you read through this newsletter, you will hear stories of miraculous escapes from the chaos of the aftermath of the quake, of new birth in Christ, […]

Prayer and Encouragement News

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Prefecture Prayer Meetings on Skype The prayer and encouragement team will be using JCF Candlelight Prayer Schedule (google document) to sign up for prayer times during the week to pray for other JCF Jets on skype. Prefectures with no regional rep or small numbers of JCF members could join a neighboring prefecture’s prayer meeting. The focus of these prayer meetings would be to lift up any needs/requests of your kens. My hope is that these prefecture prayer meetings will be a source of encouragement and unity. Prayer […]