Seaside Bible Church: Report on the Current Situation
We worship our Savior, Jesus Christ. We would like to give cordial thanks to all the people who have supported us and prayed for us from many places, including Japan and overseas, since the earthquake on March 11, 2011.
Looking back over the events that occurred around us since the earthquake, we had continued our church activity at the rented building which was a former cafe located in Shinden, Miyagino-ku. At the same time, we have been proceeding with preparation of church reconstruction. We purchased the land at 2-chome Tsubamesawa Miyagino-ku, where our new church is built, in February 2014. In June 2015, after prior consultation and geological investigation, we finally obtained the permission of a building certification application. Then, public works and foundation work started right away, and in the middle of Nov 2015, steel-frame work started. The interior and exterior work and other miscellaneous work for the facilities were completed on February 23, 2016.
We appreciate the people who have been directly involved in construction, and those who supported and prayed for us. Moreover, we give all glory to our Savior, the creator of all nature, who guided and protected us.
It is more important for us to think about what to do next after the church’s reconstruction. 1 Timothy 2 says, “God desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” Remembering this verse, we wish to implement what we should do and what we can do. Please keep praying for us.
(As of January 10, 2017)