For our last Sunday service at Hamadera Bible Church, Eric shared about what our ministry had looked like over the last three weeks, and thanked the church for their support and prayers for our STM team. The church then presented each of us on the team with a gift, which was really only a small picture of the generosity they all showed us throughout our trip.
Eric, Seichi, and Carissa then led the church in special worship time with Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery. Kondo Sensei also preached a sermon from Revelation 2 about the church in Pergamum. We were blessed each Sunday with wonderful times of worship and fellowship at HBC with these church members who became like our Japanese family.
We then headed into Bible time! Takashi gave the last lesson of the weekend, which was about the purpose that God made each of us for, which was a presentation of the gospel. After his teaching, we split up into small groups to discuss the lesson and the implications that the gospel should have on our personal lives, which is to change us and lead us to faith through trust and obedience.
Very thankful for this full day of worship service, ministry with Summer Joy, and fellowship with our wonderful friends at HBC.