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    “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and ...
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    A three-day church planting seminar was held from November 28 to 30, 2017, at the Japan Union Conference office in Tachikawa, Japan. Dr. Gerson Santos, associate secretary of the General Conference (GC), led this seminar, and another GC associate secretary, Dr. Karen Potter, and her husband Micha...
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    Japan is well-recognized by the Adventist Church as one of the most difficult countries to evangelize. This is a conviction also widely shared by other Christian denominations. The Adventist Church in Japan has very few young people, the membership is decidedly older, the churches are generally s...
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    The Chinese Union Mission (CHUM) held its 2017 annual council on December 5 and 6, 2017, at the Tsuen Wan Adventist Hospital, Hong Kong. Delegates from the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), headed by its newly elected president Kim SiYoung, along with Hong Kong-Macao Conference staff and inst...
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    The 2017 Annual Council of Japan Union Conference (JUC) was held from November 19 to 21, 2017, at the JUC Tachikawa office. Some leaders of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), including president Kim SiYoung, executive secretary Yutaka Inada, treasurer German Lust, assistant to the presiden...
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    The Korean Union Conference (KUC) held its Annual Council at SDA Education Auditorium from November 13 to 15, 2017. The goals for next year, including 250,000 church membership, 63,000 average Sabbath attendance, 5,500 baptisms, and cultivation of 7 churches were presented. The delegates said tog...
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    Generally speaking, it might not be easy for an organization to have its annual council, which is considered the most important meeting of the year, right after a change of leadership. This was not the case for the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD). By God’s grace, the transition of the ...
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    The Donghae Central Church in East Central Korean Conference held a “New Life Festival” from June 21 to 24, 2017, and evangelistic meetings for students from July 9 to 22. As a result, 312 interests attended the meetings and 43 people were baptized. In March, Donghae Central Church m...
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    After months of evangelistic preparation, the meetings on apologetic subjects planned for Japan took place. From September 16 to 20, 2017, Dr. Ron Clouzet, ministerial association director of the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD), and his translator presented relevant topics for the general pu...
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    From August 21 to 23, 2017, the 50th batch of the 1000 Missionary Movement missionaries began SUPER (Spiritual Unity and Physical Endurance Reinforcement) Training at San Diego Beach, Batangas, the Philippines, spearheaded by Pastor Jeon SukJin, 1000MM associate director. Carrying their packed ba...