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New Japanese Church Baptizes Two People

Dover Shores Baptist Church in Orlando hosted the first ever baptism services for a Japanese language church in Florida.  The new church, which is sponsored by Dover Shores, held their 2nd monthly worship service with 60 people in attendance on Sunday, May 6.  Two people were baptized in a joint worship service with Dover Shores.

The first worship service for the new church took place on April 1, 2012 with 58 people in attendance and two people accepting Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Japanese church is having monthly worship gatherings under the leadership of Yoshi Ubukata, pastor of Japanese International Harvest Church in St. Louis, MO. Pastor Yoshi has been visiting Orlando each month for the past two years to help start the only Southern Baptist Japanese language church in Florida.  He is a volunteer with the Southern Baptist Japanese Church Planting Network.

Pastor Yoshi is helping the new church to get started while a church planter and his wife wait in Japan for visa approval.  The church planter was recruited and trained by the network, which is based out of Portland, OR. When he arrives, the church planter will need housing and a car.  First Baptist Church of Pine Castle has agreed to provide missionary housing for the couple for 12 months.  A car is still needed.  

For information on how to help this new church, contact GOBA's Church Planting Director,  Mark Weible at 407-293-0450.

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Callie wrote:
Mark, you are right. It is when we take care of more than our own in all of these areas, that we give witness to the grace, love, and hope of our God.

Sat, October 6, 2012 @ 9:10 PM

2. Al Aki wrote:
I'm a Christian at Pine castle United Methodist and look forward to visiting you
Also do origami.. currently have exhibit at library on Semoran and Hoffner.
I go on short mission trips and write scripture verses on origami and pass them out
Also was Japanese story teller for five yearsat epcot

Mon, February 10, 2014 @ 3:06 AM

3. Constance James wrote:
I'm looking for a Gospel of John in Japanese, large print iif possible. Do you know of any that I can obtain? Please email me soon. Thank you.

Thu, December 18, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

4. Mike Rhodes wrote:
In need of a Japanese speaking person to give council to an elderly lady who is in need of some council. If anyone is available for this please contact me at the email address above. She is living in a group home her name is Fukuko.

Sun, October 18, 2015 @ 12:02 PM

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