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Build the Infrastructure: There is still $100,000 remaining of the $130,000 total cost
to fully fund the Earthquake infrastructure support braces needed for our building. This reinforcing became urgent especially after the March 11th Tohoku Earthquake. We are awaiting "the big one" in the Tokai Region. Nagoya is near the center of the Tokai Region. Read more about the expected Tokai Earthquake here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C5%8Dkai_earthquakes
Young people are facing great social and relational challenges in Japan today. They are in many ways the most vulnerable group in society. As many as one million young people are hikikomori. Hikikomori is a term to describe the large numbers of people refusing to study or work or even leave their homes during the day in total rejection of society. Young people are the fastest growing portion of the more than 30,000 people who commit suicide every year. In addition social problems such as ijime (bullying) and enjo kosai (teenage prostitution) make life feel unlivable or dangerous for many young people today. CBI Japan is seeking to establish a “safe space” for young people in the downtown Nagoya area called “The Heart & Soul Cafe.” This will be a place where young people can come to receive tutoring, practice various languages with native speakers, have fun in a safe environment, get to know others, receive counseling and learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It will include an English school, multi-media, and educational resources aimed at improving the lives of young people in downtown Nagoya. The cafe will be staffed mainly by staff (seminary students) and volunteers (both Japanese and foreigners).
Funds will go toward the building of the cafe kitchen, furnishing the cafe, and supporting Japanese cafe staff.
This floor will be home to the All
Nations Fellowship (ANF) Downtown
Campus, a bi-lingual church planting
effort led by seminary interns and by
Christ Bible Seminary graduates.
This floor is the new home of
Christ Bible Seminary, where we
are training Christian leaders to
love, live, and share the Gospel. CBS opened in April 2005 as a "new seminary for a new generation."
This floor houses the Media Ministry.
Our Media Ministry is a tool for
creating technology projects for and
with the youth of Nagoya, Japan. This will be both a key tool for reaching youth in the heart of the city of Nagoya, as well as a key tool for teaching about their lives and hearts to those who pray and care for them around the world.
Send the Rayls to Japan!
Brett & Taylor Rayl are raising support to work with CBI in Nagoya, Japan. Brett will be working with Christ Bible Seminary and All Nations Fellowship, while Taylor will serve in the Heart & Soul Cafe. The goal is for them to be serving with Christ Bible Institute by September 2012. Thank you for joining this ministry through your financial support!
Haley will be joining the team for a two year term. Her job will include administration for the team, assistance to Michael Oh, teaching English, outreach projects, and anything else they can come up with for her to do! Being a missionary in Japan wasn’t exactly on her 5 year plan for her life until she heard Michael Oh speak at a missions conference in 2010. That was the first time she heard of the staggering need for the gospel in Japan, and through Michael’s testimony and other conference sessions, God clearly laid on her heart the call to be a small part of sharing that gospel. Although she can’t begin to imagine all the changes these two years will make in her life, she is excited to see what God has planned, and how His grace will be shown.
We're the Cains and we are raising support to serve the Lord full-time with CBI. We'll serve in the areas of youth outreach and discipleship through the Heart & Soul Cafe and All Nations Fellowship. We're willing, but we can't get to Nagoya on our own! Will you help us?
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