On Sunday, November 6, we were blessed to have Rev. Kaoru Inoue of Japan join us for a special joint Youth/Adult Education hour after church. Rev. Inoue is a reformed yakuza (Japanese gangster), who spoke to us about his remarkable journey through crime,drug addiction and despair to salvation through Jesus Christ. Now he works with prisons, juvenile training schools, drug rehabilitation centers and similar ministries, and travels around the world telling his story of life, death, and redemption.
This was a truly remarkable event which both youth and adults were able to enjoy. What’s more, we were fortunate enough to be able to record it! So, for those of you who weren’t able to make it, please watch the video at the link below. Translation is (and was, obviously) provided by our own Akiko Van Antwerpen, who was kind enough to offer us her gifts for this event.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this one-of-a-kind event happen!